Category: Inside

Opening Up Our Beta Program

  We’ve decided to open up our beta program, this will let you, our users, be able to test new features before we release them to the general public. If you’re interested, please fill out the form below, and we’ll get in touch.

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A Spring Cleaning

It’s spring, so we’re making a updates to our home page and blog. First thing you may notice, we’ve brought our blog inside our main site. Where the blog was originally reachable at https://blog.flybase.io, it is now http://flybase.io/blog/. We decided to do this to make everything more unified, it seemed fitting. We’ve been hard at work on several updates over the past month, and this is the first of a number of updates that will be getting pushed out. This site will also be seeing a few more minor updates as well.

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Introducing outgoing webhooks

Introducing outgoing webhooks

Today we’re announcing outgoing webhooks – a long awaited feature that will notify your websites and apps whenever data changes occur. This opens up a new range of possible integrations Adding outgoing webhooks means you can get notified directly in slack or elsewhere when new records are added, when records are updated or deleted. To create an outgoing webhook, just click webhooks in the dropdown: Then edit the form: Hit Save and when you save a new record with our API, we will send notifications to your webhook instantly. We’ve got some options for how we send the data, you

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From Jekyll to Ghost

We’ve just migrated this blog from Jekyll where it’s been running on Github Pages for the past two years to Ghost. We still love Jekyll, but we really like the simplicity, writing experience and speed that Ghost offers It’s been an interesting move, and not much has changed for readers, only for us, the editors. First of all, we’re using the same modified version of Ghost that we use for Coded Geekery, including the front matter app that we use there, this lets us keep our posts formatted mostly the same way they were in Jekyll, complete with the links

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10 weeks of YC Startup School Founder Track

10 weeks of YC Startup School Founder Track

We just spent the last 10 weeks taking part in the Y Combinator Startup School Founder Track online course (aka SUS17), the end of which saw Y Combinator hosting the world’s largest startup demo day ever. Here are some stats: 13,321 startups from 141 countries applied to Startup School 2,820 were selected 1,584 graduated 797 presented online at demo day The experience was very positive, we came away with lessons from some of the better known people in the startup world and made contacts with several people all over. What did the Startup School Founder Track consist of? Startup School

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Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As another year comes to a close, we wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2017. As we enter our third year of operation, we like to reflect back on the previous years and think about what we’ve done, and what we have planned for the new year and it makes us happy to think of all we’re bringing to you, our users. We’ve seen a lot of growth as people realize what they can do with Flybase, and as we bring on our nextgen set of features, people will be able to do

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Manage Your Data With Indexes

Manage Your Data With Indexes

We’ve mentioned before about our roll out of nextgen features, and we are starting to roll these out now. We’ve rolled out the queues, and now this week we’ve launched our schema builder. This is a very basic schema builder, after you’ve added a few records to a collection, you can set rules for each field, such as field types (number, string or mixed), index rules such as unique or required (or unique and required). This gives you more control over your data, and also cuts down on doing things like searching to see if a record exists before adding

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A couple nextgen features we’re excited about

With the NextGen release of Flybase right around the corner, there are a couple new features that have us excited. And, they’re both kind of connected. We’re introducing a schema builder, that will let you define field types, set index types on fields such as unique, required, etc. Having indexes will let you better control your data, for example setting a field to unique will insure you don’t get duplicates, and setting a field to required is useful if you want to enforce having users authorized. You’ll be able to set this directly inside your dashboard. GraphQL, we wrote a

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Who needs connection limits?

Who needs connection limits?

It’s June, the year is halfway done and we’re continuing to build a service that people use every day. We’ve got lots of new things rolling out over the next few weeks, but I wanted to point out something we quietly changed a couple weeks ago. We killed connection limits on all paid plans! An app connection is a measure of the number of devices that are connected to your app’s database simultaneously. This isn’t the same as the total number of visitors to your site. It is any open network connection to our servers, including streaming REST API requests

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Hello Jekyll

This blog is in the middle of a redesign, but before we did the redesign, we wanted to move it to a different setup, previously it ran on Camel.js. But since the Flybase home page, Docs site and various other Flybase-related projects all run on Jekyll, we decided to make the same move here as well. Some features of Camel that we really like, such as the archives pages needed to be moved over, as well as the tags and the home page’s grouping of posts by day, but those are all in place now, and we get a nice

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