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E107: What Does Life Look Like Post-SQL? Ask EdgeDB.
Yury Selivanov is the Co-founder & CEO of EdgeDB, the open-source database designed as a successor to SQL and the relational paradigm. Their open source graph-relational database, edgeDB, has a built-in migration system and a next-generation query language.
EdgeDB has raised $19M from investors including Accel, Nava Ventures, and Pear VC.
In this episode, we discuss how they took a first principles approach to building a truly developer-first database (ie. building with postgres), the importance they put on having a short learning curve for their database, how they think about breaking through the noise of the many competitive developer-first databases that have launched in recent years, why all open source databases should use the cloud model to monetize & more!
Go to edgedb.com to register for the upcoming EdgeDB 4.0 and Cloud launch!
E106: Defining Your Own Auth System with Oso
Graham Neray is Co-founder & CEO of Oso, the authorization-as-a-service platform that created open source oso - a batteries-included framework for building authorization into applications.
Oso has raised $26M from investors including Felicis and Sequoia.
In this episode, we dig into the first thing Oso founders built (a programming language created for authorization called Polar), how they decided on the right open source license, how Oso is positioned in the highly competitive auth space, how user requests have driven their monetization strategy, and much more!
E105: Bringing Great Developer Experience to Data Teams with Dagster
Nick Schrock is Founder of Dagster Labs & Creator of Dagster - the open source orchestration platform for the development, production, and observation of data assets.
Dagster Labs has raised just under $50M from investors including Sequoia, Index, and Georgian Partners.
In this episode, we discuss how Dagster is bringing software engineering principles to the data space, what a great developer experience means for data engineers, how to think about launching the cloud version of your open source project & much more!
E104: The Future Is Browser-Based with Drifting in Space
Paul Butler is the Founder of Drifting in Space, the company focused on making browser-based applications accessible to everyone. They've created Jamsocket, a platform for building applications with session backends, and Plane, the open-source server that powers it.
In this episode, we dig into the future of browser-based tech and how industrial companies will be likely early adopters, the different components of the Drifting in Space platform & more!
E103: Competing with CoPilot to Give Developers AI Superpowers
Varun Mohan is Co-founder & CEO of Codeium, the AI-powered coding platform for developers.
In this episode, we dig into competing with a behemoth like GitHub Copilot, how developing their own infrastructure has enabled incredible scale, building a 30K person community, and much more!
Strapi has raised $45M from investors including CRV, Index, and Accel.
In this episode, we discuss the project's origins and impressive growth trajectory, their community-based approach to product roadmap, why they waited 5 years to monetize the project, why Pierre sees cloud as the best open source GTM model & more!
Tim & Robbie are great and have interesting conversations each episode 🦊❤️
Love hearing from founders about how they got to where they are today :)
Lots of insightful stuff on this show