Introducing StdLib Sourcecode: Share Your Node.js “Serverless” Code With Developers Worldwide

Keith Horwood
Oct 19, 2017 · 3 min read

Hey everyone, Keith here from StdLib. I’m really excited to be able to share something with you today the team has been working tirelessly on for the past couple of months, with input from our community, customers, and developer partners: StdLib Sourcecode.

StdLib Sourcecode

Simply put, StdLib sourcecode is the easiest way to get started building and deploying web applications using new “serverless” technology. Starting with templates built by both our developer partners and the StdLib community, you can ship a fully-functional web service in seconds — anything from Slack Apps, to Stripe Stores, Twilio Hubs or plain ol’ webpages — from your browser, without touching any infrastructure. We’ve created a new programming model for interfacing with web APIs that standardizes API calls as typed function calls that makes this process even smoother.

Deploy a Slack Slash Command from your Browser using StdLib Sourcecode

Why StdLib Sourcecode?

Our goal at StdLib is straightforward. We view so-called “serverless” architecture as not merely another end itself in a long list of technologies, but as a means to end: to reduce the overall complexity of software development and reduce time to delivery of novel applications across the board. We’re working on building the next abstraction layer of the web, using technologies like AWS Lambda, with the intention of helping to onboard the next 20M software engineers to web development.

Tweetstorm about Our Mission

With that in mind, the impetus for creating StdLib Sourcecode was simple. As we’ve grown, we’ve begun to onboard some major developer partners and investors such as Slack who all expressed a similar desire: to trend the onboarding time of new developers into their ecosystem towards zero. Our product, as-is, already helped achieve that — we authored one of Slack’s most popular developer blog posts of all time and our other content around Stripe and more was similarly popular. StdLib Sourcecode simply represents a logical next step for our product and community as a whole.

What’s Next?

We have a list of tens, if not hundreds of features we intend to bring to StdLib as a platform in the next few months. We’ll be overhauling our focus on the StdLib community and offering developers with great ideas (like yourself!) new ways to subsidize the cost of running online services — we think all developers should be able to build professional, production-ready services regardless of their bankroll.

That said, if you’re a small, medium or Enterprise-scale company looking for the next big leap forward in engineering productivity, we’re happy to have to with us as well.

Happy building, and get started with StdLib Sourcecode now!

Keith Horwood is the “CEO” part of an amazing team at StdLib, working to simplify web development for millions of developers. You can follow him on Twitter, @keithwhor, or follow StdLib, @StdLibHQ.

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