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? The short answer: data glue is annoying. For everyone. Even for engineers who can integrate APIs into their PHP or make data prep magic happen with Python, it's often a time-sucking sideshow -- particularly when there's a long to-do list of core development...

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. We had occasion to do this ourselves today in an attempt at summarizing an experience of binge-listening to 95 SaaStr podcast episodes. During the journey, we compiled a data set and then, in the post, offered the static CSV...