Thoughts on the Data Ecosystem

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A 90 Degree Tilt: Introducing Vertical Pipes

April 11, 2017 by Ken Kaczmarek

As folks in our beta community may have noticed this weekend, we made a bit of a UI pivot. Literally. We’re delighted to introduce vertical pipes.

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A Simple Pipe Routing Example: HTML Upload to HTML Display

March 24, 2017 by Ben Williams

One of our beta users was interested in how to use pipes to route data to and from a static HTML page. We recently created an example of an output to HTML, but failed to show how an HTML input works.

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Introducing our API and Command Line Interface: for Developers

March 16, 2017 by Ken Kaczmarek

In the course of our private beta, I’d estimate that two-thirds of our sign-ups have come from developers and other IT folks. But, when you’re kinda, sorta reinventing the query builder for data prep and ETL, why would a developer—a demigod who can pump out a script on demand—care?

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Just Binge-Listened to 95 SaaStr Podcasts, Here's What I Learned

February 6, 2017 by Ken Kaczmarek

Who needs a #drinkwithharry?

Over the past few weeks, I tasked myself with listening to all ~32 hours of the SaaStr podcast, in preparation for the SaaStr Annual conference. Each show is an incredibly dense, 20-minute nugget on the business of SaaS. IMHO, it is totally and completely worthwhile to meander through twice-weekly.

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Adding Dynamic Content to a Static Web Page

February 6, 2017 by Dave Williams

Cloud-based data pipes are, by nature, pretty flexible and able to handle a bunch of different kinds of data busywork. One of those uses is to spin up dynamic content without spinning up a server. This makes it possible to host a rich, interactive website on static backends like S3, GitHub, or Forge.

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Lessons from the Data Ecosystem: Part 2

January 4, 2017 by Nate Williams

In my previous post, I covered some recurring themes from our conversations with different user communities in the data ecosystem, which highlight common facets of data projects.

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