We took a floor stage look at Pipedream the opposite day, which actually does look cool. It’s like a way more trendy and fancy model of what Yahoo Pipes was. A greater comparability is perhaps Zapier, besides you write code (if you wish to) to make easy-to-build cloud capabilities that may be triggered by something from RSS to HTTP requests to Slack messages. I wouldn’t say Pipedream itself is sophisticated to be taught (though, admittedly, I haven’t precisely dug deep), however it does embrace complexity. Numerous inputs, numerous processing potentialities, and plenty of outputs. Limitless combos, you would possibly say.
I noticed and bookmarked Serviette.io the opposite day, which, to date (because it’s model new) appears to push away the complexity.
Computing instruments ought to be made for people. They need to enable us to be extra inventive, extra free, and extra impressed. We consider everybody ought to have entry to computing and faucet into its full potential.
We’re making Serviette to vary the established order, to construct a brand new sort of device – a device that will get out of your manner, that permits you to code, and that’s a pleasure to make use of.
It’s like a cleaner model of how I bear in mind Webtask. You write a perform and… that’s it. It’s accessible at a URL you’ll be able to hit.
Every perform has atmosphere variables, so you’ll be able to chuck API keys in there for proxying, auth for those who want it, logs for debugging, plus you’ll be able to write in Node or Python. It’s a wholesome quantity of options, with extra on the best way, however it actually does really feel like embracing simplicity moderately than complexity.