Category: General

Exploring Microservices Architectures with Stormpath

One of the biggest development trends over the last few years is a move towards architectures based on API services. While it’s increasingly common for new applications to start fresh with a services-friendly framework and functionality offloaded to API services, it’s much less common to rebuild traditional applications in a service-oriented architecture. It’s harder, there’s …

Stormpath Helps Couples to Say ‘I Do’

A true Renaissance man, Pedro Baumann wears a number of professional hats: Web Developer, Linux SysAdmin, practicing Psychotherapist. But in his free time, the full stack developer plays in Flask. “As a Flask developer, I’m always testing new technologies,” Pedro explained. “When I found out about Stormpath, I thought it was a great idea. In …

9 Ways to Build a Great Engineering Culture

If you want to have a successful technology startup, you need more than just a great company culture, you specifically need a great engineering culture. A great culture gives you a tremendous advantage in recruiting top people, retaining those people, and subtly guiding their behavior to drive the business. Contrary to the hype, culture is …

Token Based Authentication for Single Page Apps (SPAs)

If you’re confused about token-based authentication: this post is for you. We will cover access tokens, how they differ from session cookies (more on that in this post, and why they make sense for single page applications (SPAs). This article is primarily written for those with a SPA that is backed by a REST API. We’ll pay …

Automatically Populate Intercom with User Data

We work with a lot of Startups SaaS companies, and they consistently run into a few challenges when it comes to managing their growing customer base: Its hard to know who your users are Its not always clear how they interact with your product For them to get the most value and have the best …

Trialfire: Next Gen Web Analytics, Backed By Stormpath

Trialfire’s new visual editor for marketing analytics allows anyone to “pin” parts of a web page, such as a signup button, and send the event data automatically to multiple marketing/analytics systems: Google Analytics, Mixpanel, Kissmetrics, and more. “You don’t have to be technical. You just connect your site and place your pins,” explains Max Kremer, …

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 …

Stormpath and Django

One of the really nice things about Django is that it ships with a fantastic ORM, user authentication, and admin panel. These three things make building secure Django websites incredibly easy, and generally make Django sites more secure than their counterparts. This is why I’m super excited to announce that as of very recently, Stormpath …