teowaki’s 300

Last week we saw the 300th user signing up for teowaki. We are still a bit far from world domination but we couldn’t be happier. And we want to thank every one of you for trusting us.

But we want more! We need you to spread the word, create organisations and teams and invite your friends to join teowaki.

Do you regularly attend a community event in your town? Create a team for it and use teowaki to keep sharing information in between meetings. Are you teaching other people how to be a better developer? Use teowaki to keep the group in touch. Changing jobs? You don’t need to stop sharing with your colleagues; just add an alumni group for your company and tell them to join and keep you up to date on what’s hot and what’s not. 

There are endless situations when a tool for sharing links, short messages, best practices and mistakes comes handy.  If there is anything you are missing at teowaki that keeps you from using it more, please let us know at We want to make the best service possible for software developers to interact with each other and we won’t stop until we get it.

This is what 300* happy users look like:


* There are actually 302 users up there


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!