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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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Jason Fried on One Door at a Time

Entrepreneurs are told to go big or go home. Stop obsessing over scale, and perfect the basics instead. [..] But now, entrepreneurship seems like a sport. And the score depends on scale. How big can you get? How fast can you get big? How much power can you amass in the shortest possible time? We’ve prided ourselves on staying mostly small, it lets us focus on things that might fall through the cracks other wise. Source: https://m.signalvnoise.com/one-door-at-a-time-d73d4385eb16?source=linkShare-92d0691b20d7-1500736062

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Build a “Serverless” Live Blog System with Flybase, Twilio and StdLib

Flybase and Twilio work great together, we’ve posted several posts before about using these two services in one place, but what about if you want to go serverless? StdLib.com is excellent for that. In their own words, StdLib is essentially a package manager for APIs that’s built upon new “serverless” architecture, meaning you never have to worry about managing servers or allocating resources for scale. All you have to do is write a function or two (or three), deploy, and you’re done, and this is perfect for quickly building services with Flybase. We’ve covered building a Live Blogging tool before,

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Building the Best Relationships We Can

Alison Groves: Maslow had it wrong. To get it right, we have to move social needs to the bottom of his pyramid. -Matthew Lieberman (Professor of Social Cognitive Neuroscience at UCLA and author of the book Social) Babies would die without their caregivers at birth. Study after study show the pain and ill we go through when we are isolated from others like us. As humans, we are wired to connect to one another. However, instead of connecting, we seem to be heading the opposite direction. On the streets and in restaurants people are looking at their phones instead of

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AngelList launches Intros for Canada to give startups access to angels

AngelList has launched Intros for Canada to give more startups access to seed-stage funding through the network. Intros will work like the first AngelList product launched in 2010, where companies could apply to be introduced to a curated list of angels. “The Canadian market feels like the Valley 15 years ago. It is on the cusp of creating world-beating companies in AI, blockchain, and other technology fields,” said Naval Rakivant, co-founder of AngelList. “Angel investing is one of the best ways for me to recycle knowledge and give back to the ecosystem.” Interested companies must submit an application by August

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Enough

DHH: The underpinning tenet of chasing exponential growth is that anything less than “all of it” is never enough. If there’s more possible, more out there, then it’s your gawd damn duty to hunt it down and make it yours. Such a pursuit is undoubtedly exciting in its Napoleonic grandeur. Why stop at making a dent in the universe, if you can bend it whole? Glory awaits only those who stand atop all others. Or at least so goes the virtue of conquerors. Dominators. WINNERS! It’s what we’re being sold over and over again as The Way. The path to

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How to fix errors in production with GitHub and Sentry

Sometimes bugs slip through even the most diligent of code reviews. Putting out fires can disrupt your flow, forcing you to comb through logs and user-submitted screenshots. In the meantime, your users are left with an enigmatic 500 page. To help your team get from error to fix as efficiently as possible, try Sentry — an open source project under the BSD license. Sentry alerts you to the problematic line of code, pinpoints the commit and author likely responsible, and lets you resolve the error by including fixes ISSUE_ID in your commit message. It starts with an overlooked edge case

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Seth Godin: Better than it needs to be

Seth Godin: Why not? Why not make it more generous, more fair, more insightful than it needs to be? Why not deliver the service with more flair, more care and more urgency? Why not do it because you can, not because you have to…

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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

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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