Posts by Claire Hunsaker

Stay in Touch with Your Friends (Or Rick Roll Them) with TextThem

You have important dinner plans, you’re stuck late at the office, your phone is dead, and your charger is at home. There is nothing worse than not being able to call to say you’re going to be late, wondering if your date will still be there by the time you manage to show up. TextThem …

Launch a SaaS – and Battle Your Robot – With Stormpath

Can a fighting robot be an educational tool? Jonathan Wagner thinks so. Wagner is the mastermind behind Gigabots, an educational robotics platform developed in conjunction with Mozilla that makes use of realtime event and data synchronization. Wagner is Co-Founder and CEO at Big Bang, a company that creates software that makes it easy for people …

How to Win at White Elephant

Friday night marked the Stormpath Annual Holiday Party, and ended two weeks of conspiracy and planning for the White Elephant gift exchange that would be played that night. We are not a rowdy bunch. We actively recruit teammates with low ego, and a bent towards compromise and collaboration over competition and office politics. We don’t …

Balance Forecasting: Personal Finance Backed By Stormpath

Developer Robert Chitoiu had long relied on Quicken Online to forecast his bank account balance and make financial decisions. But when Intuit shut down the product, he couldn’t find anything similar that would allow him to create balance projections. The idea for Balance Forecasting was born and he started coding.

Fine-Grained Permissions with Stormpath customData

Or… How to Commandeer a Starship Many customers have asked us how to do fine-grained permissions for users managed in Stormpath. Good news! With customData, you now have tons of flexibility in modeling user permissions. Stormpath was intentionally designed with a fairly generic model for role-based access control. Because our customers use the API for …

Dont’s and Do’s of Stormpath Custom User Data

Stormpath customData is a powerful way to store almost any data related to a user. It vastly expands integration to third party services and abolishes the need for user tables. (Read the docs) But with great power comes great responsibility. Here are some important considerations when storing custom user data in Stormpath. Let’s start with …

Custom User Data on Stormpath – Now in Beta!

The most-requested feature has just been added to Stormpath. Custom user data is here. “I want to add my own data to Accounts and Groups in Stormpath, so I can keep all my user data in one place and not have to build and manage user tables in my DB.” You can now store any user data …

Advanced User Management for Ruby, Rails and Sinatra

The MegaGem!! OK. Its not really called the MegaGem, but it should be. The Stormpath Ruby SDK combines the good stuff you like in Devise and CanCan, sprinkles in LDAP integration, and hosts everything securely in the cloud so you don’t have to maintain it. The new release also has advanced performance features, and it …

Easy User Login for AWS Applications

Stormpath Joins the AWS Marketplace and Partner Network Bring it to the People! Stormpath recently launched on the AWS Marketplace and Partner Network, bringing us closer to thousands of developers who, like us, are building awesome applications using Amazon Web Services. Every web and mobile application needs to manage users, but authentication and access control …

Stormpath Community Roundup – Tasty Biscuits Edition

Today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Biscuits fill me with joy, as do community integrations, so here’s a post packed with deliciousness from the amazing people in the Stormpath community. (First, here’s an awesome biscuit recipe. Happy Biscuit Day!) CAS-Addons, now with Richer Stormpath Support Python Login Skeleton for Stormpath