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The Problem

We often talk about the power of rapid prototyping, but the best feeling is when you design something amazing, the time comes to deploy it to production, and nothing has to change. Except, how often is that really the case?

Rewriting app backends and changing infrastructure as we want to take an app from ‘proof of concept’ to ‘live, secure, scalable, and extensible’ is often a ton of work. There’s just so much glue and drudgery that exists — we often spend too much of our time repeating many of the same things with each new project:

  • Designing and testing our REST APIs

  • Designing our databases and migrations and keeping them efficient

  • Making sure our cloud topologies are well designed and economical

  • Configuring CI/CD systems, building containers, and managing the container management platforms

  • Database scaling, schema migrations, and software upgrades

  • Setting up monitoring software to observe production

  • Responding to production incidents

None of these tasks are really about designing the idea and bringing it to life.

Once productized, many of these tasks also don’t go away - we still have the infrastructure to keep optimized, secure, and operational. We shouldn’t have to do all these things again and again. We just need a platform designed to make it possible.

Imagine a world where we had could do every project with 80% less resources!

We often talk about the power of rapid prototyping, but the best feeling is when you design something amazing, the time comes to deploy it to production, and nothing has to change. Except, how often is that really the case?

Rewriting app backends and changing infrastructure as we want to take an app from ‘proof of concept’ to ‘live, secure, scalable, and extensible’ is often a ton of work. There’s just so much glue and drudgery that exists — we often spend too much of our time repeating many of the same things with each new project:

  • Designing and testing our REST APIs

  • Designing our databases and migrations and keeping them efficient

  • Making sure our cloud topologies are well designed and economical

  • Configuring CI/CD systems, building containers, and managing the container management platforms

  • Database scaling, schema migrations, and software upgrades

  • Setting up monitoring software to observe production

  • Responding to production incidents

None of these tasks are really about designing the idea and bringing it to life.

Once productized, many of these tasks also don’t go away - we still have the infrastructure to keep optimized, secure, and operational. We shouldn’t have to do all these things again and again. We just need a platform designed to make it possible.

Imagine a world where we had could do every project with 80% less resources!

Our Solution

ChiselStrike is based around the idea of rapid development of data services and backend logic that can go from a laptop demo to a fully scaled cloud and managed deployment without modification.

We do that by being model driven, by expressing the intent of what you want to model, rather than having you describe all the services you want to talk to. We also avoid tons of extra commands and domain knowledge about how we work, by being based around very simple git workflows. Behind the scenes, we build the clusters, data layers, and everything else that is required. We keep everything running. All you have to do is push to git.

As shown in the documentation, ChiselStrike models are even easier to create than even a basic SQL table definition. There’s nothing to optimize, and no migrations to write. Once created, ChiselStrike models rapidly form the basis of simple CRUD endpoints in a REST API. When you want to customize the logic around those endpoints, add in access control, or security filtering around senstive data, all of this can be done with a bare minimum of code and configuration.

ChiselStrike’s powerful hosted platform is currently available in private beta - it takes apps you develop locally with our free tools and then scales them our horizontally, with no underlying cloud architecture to consider. We scale the backend, and then your frontends can be hosted anywhere, including popular CDN platforms. Your data is backed up automatically.

The result? Full stack development with 80% less effort. You don’t have to worry about prototyping apps with fake backends, because we make working with real data and real backends nearly instantaneous from the very first moment you start. You don’t have to worry about scaling and infrastructure concerns because those are transparently handled. Again, just define some basic data objects, and push to git.

Because there isn’t a copious amount of backend code to write and everything can be done in simple TypeScript, there’s little to refactor or optimize, and changes can be made exceptionally quickly.

ChiselStrike is based around the idea of rapid development of data services and backend logic that can go from a laptop demo to a fully scaled cloud and managed deployment without modification.

We do that by being model driven, by expressing the intent of what you want to model, rather than having you describe all the services you want to talk to. We also avoid tons of extra commands and domain knowledge about how we work, by being based around very simple git workflows. Behind the scenes, we build the clusters, data layers, and everything else that is required. We keep everything running. All you have to do is push to git.

As shown in the documentation, ChiselStrike models are even easier to create than even a basic SQL table definition. There’s nothing to optimize, and no migrations to write. Once created, ChiselStrike models rapidly form the basis of simple CRUD endpoints in a REST API. When you want to customize the logic around those endpoints, add in access control, or security filtering around senstive data, all of this can be done with a bare minimum of code and configuration.

ChiselStrike’s powerful hosted platform is currently available in private beta - it takes apps you develop locally with our free tools and then scales them our horizontally, with no underlying cloud architecture to consider. We scale the backend, and then your frontends can be hosted anywhere, including popular CDN platforms. Your data is backed up automatically.

The result? Full stack development with 80% less effort. You don’t have to worry about prototyping apps with fake backends, because we make working with real data and real backends nearly instantaneous from the very first moment you start. You don’t have to worry about scaling and infrastructure concerns because those are transparently handled. Again, just define some basic data objects, and push to git.

Because there isn’t a copious amount of backend code to write and everything can be done in simple TypeScript, there’s little to refactor or optimize, and changes can be made exceptionally quickly.

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