Let’s start with a quick list of some of the larger, primarily B2B (business to business, software companies today:

Most of these companies have achieved their success by creating services that don’t just support one use case, but many.

What do I mean by this?

Any SaaS (software as a service) platform could be considered a product, but not always the other way around.

A Product is anything that can be offered to a market to satisfy the desire or need of a customer.

A Platform enables growth through connection: its…


This article is geared toward starting new businesses, but even if you work within a large company, you should be able to answer the below questions about your product effectively.

If you’re starting a software or service-oriented company your idea probably falls into one of the two main categories:

B2B (business to business): Your product or service is going to be sold to businesses.

B2C (business to consumer): Your product or service is going to be sold to consumers or individuals.

I’ve worked at several companies over my career, covering both B2B and B2C use cases. In this article, I’ll…


In recent months, many folks have transitioned into a full remote work capacity. This may seem like a blessing for some, but not ideal for others. Given that so many of us have varied responsibilities outside of work at home, it can be easy to overlook some of these circumstances.

If you’re an engineer, you might be fortunate enough to be able to do most of your work without being in the office. And managers have a number of other tools available to enable their teams remotely — a lot more so than ten or even just five years ago…


If you’ve used AWS lambda or other serverless supported solution, you may have had to interact with a database while doing so. To interact with your data, the process is pretty routine: open a new database connection, complete one or more queries, and then close the connection— as long as you consistently close these connections there’s little issue around this outside of scaling the other components of your service as you gain more users.

If you’re new to the idea of Serverless, I recommend reading the following article from Martin Fowler here, but if you’re well familiar read on.

At…


For the recent data economy challenge posted by Ocean Protocol, I set out to create a marketplace that removed the responsibility of any individual party from making research and data publicly available.

Scientific results are still for the most part still considered the task of classical publishing companies. In particular, there is a lack of efficient methods for publishing scientific datasets, which have become increasingly important for science. Such inefficiencies can slow progress, and reduce the ability for gathering feedback and iterating on collected data sets.

Solution

We present an open data sharing platform for academic research, powered by Ocean Protocol


One of the biggest reasons we see third party Drift apps declined during our review is either from app being A) submitted prematurely or by accident, or B) not implemented with OAuth securely. This article may not address A), but for those of you who are looking to take the next step on OAuth to create an app accessible by anyone, this article should help you.

Note that gaining experience with OAuth here may be useful for other future projects as well.

Before reading this article, I recommend going through the first article in this series (Your first drift conversation…


For many businesses, Drift can be the first line of communication with a potential customer.

In your use of Drift, you may have come across a need for custom external workflows and integrations with other applications. Drift has a number of prebuilt applications, such native integrations with Salesforce as well as Zapier hooks, but if none of the current features precisely fit, we also have an API to empower you to build!

In this example, I’ll go through the process of creating an external drift application that listens in on messages within the Drift conversations view will define words when…

Chris Buonocore

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