Azure Vision: Who Didn’t Make Coffee?

Azure Vision: Who Didn’t Make Coffee?

At Don’t Panic Labs, I get to see many business deals that come through. Over the years, they seem to have increased in complexity. Probably the most obvious way they have grown is in the number of pieces. It isn’t uncommon for a solution to have many...
Google Firebase: Revisited

Google Firebase: Revisited

I haven’t been a fan of Google Firebase for quite some time. We used it for one project here at Don’t Panic Labs, and it was a pain to work with. The pain comes from three main gripes: It didn’t have a great local development story The technologies in Firebase feel...
Quick Look – AWS Honeycode

Quick Look – AWS Honeycode

We write a lot of applications that automate backend processes. These are typically applications that can be a little rough in terms of their user experience because they only function for a few (and often more technically savvy) users. These applications are often...
AWS CodeStar – Adding Another API Endpoint

AWS CodeStar – Adding Another API Endpoint

I wrote about AWS CodeStar in my previous post. I was impressed by what it can provide developers. With just a few clicks, you get a fully functional API running in a serverless hosting environment (AWS Lambda), and you get a full build/deploy pipeline to boot. But...
Getting Started with AWS CodeStar

Getting Started with AWS CodeStar

I have blogged a bit about AWS Lambdas in the past. We sometimes use AWS Lambas + API Gateway + other AWS services to create the backend services for our applications. My previous experience with getting this set up and running was kind of a pain, and getting it...