Barcelona Developers Conference

We have heard the weather over there is amazing these days, so we decided to visit the Barcelona developers conference  and meet hundreds of software enthusiasts. And since we were at that, we will have @supercoco9 speaking about how you can make your API as usable as ours.

If you are around and you want to talk more about APIs or if you want to tell us what you would like to see on teowaki, please come say hi… You might get one of our elegant stickers!

Community, Development

How we are using redis, as shown at Arrrrcamp

Last week I had the privilege of speaking at arrrrcamp 2013, an amazing conference for Ruby, Rails, Radiant and Rum. I met a lot of fascinating developers, listened to many inspiring talks and had  a great time in Ghent. If you still haven’t attended any edition of Arrrrcamp, save the date for next year.

My contribution to the conference, was an introductory talk to redis and how you can use it when building your ruby applications. For the first minutes I gave a quick overview of redis, explaining the key features and passing very quickly over a few commands so people could get a taste of how it feels working with it. Then I proceeded to explain how other people are successfully using redis (twitter, pinterest, viacom and openredis) and how some companies misused it and got into production issues (instagram and twilio). Finally I explained our use cases of redis in teowaki, which cover aspects such as background processing, API analytics, generating sequences, removing duplication from lists, calculating API usage quotas, or detecting duplicate values.

You can find the slides of my talk below. They are better understood with the video, so I’ll update this post as soon as the awesome arrrrcamp organizers make it available.

Thanks to everyone involved in organizing arrrrcamp and a warm greeting for everyone I met over there. I hope to see you all soon!


teowaki will be launching soon

After a very busy summer, we are excited to announce teowaki is entering the final stage of development before going live. In just a few weeks you will be able to open your account and start sharing information with your developer friends.

We thought you’d like to know what’s been keeping us so busy during the last months. Apart from writing all the code for both our API and our front end web application, we automated our deployment and monitoring systems, incorporated our company in the UK, went through endless sessions with our UX guy to get a nice an clean interface, researched different payment providers, attended dozens of seminars about starting your own business, and discovered the huge amount of small things you need to take care of when you are launching a product.

But the most interesting part was attending developer groups and conferences all over Europe to share our vision with you and get your feedback. We talked to hundreds of developers about what we are building and we listened to a bunch of great ideas to make teowaki even better than we dreamed. If you are in our mailing list, chances are we talked to you personally and you contributed to make teowaki a better tool.

We are still finishing up a few things before we can open to the public, but we should be up and ready soon and you will be the first to know. In the meantime, take a look at our next post for a preview of our interface. We hope you’ll ❤ it as much as we do.

Thanks for your support. You are awesome.