025: Jamstack Journey with Evan Weaver, Fauna CTO

can i ask you about trust (*゚ー゚)ゞ
Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify. To day we have the pleasure or meeting up with Evan Weaver, CTO of Fauna to hear about his Jamstack journey.
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And special guest: Evan Weaver, Fauna CTO
Who is he?
  • Co-founder, CTO (former CEO) of Fauna
The Jamstack Journey
  • ~2017 Global transactional database tech based on Twitter experience
  • serverless before there even was 'serverless'
  • in 2016 people wanted servers not APIs
  • ~2018 found early adopters building GraphQL interfaces for Fauna in the Jamstack
  • pivot to developer-led db as a service
  • & the rest is history
Being OK with the Weird
  • him & co-founder (Chief Architect) Matt Freels ex-Twitter anarchist hippies
  • Twitter: home of the weird
  • off the shelf solutions like Cassandra & MongoDB wouldn't work for what they needed
  • considering the journey of other small teams and how to help them
  • "fundamentally motivated by anger and rage" fave quote of the show & why Fauna came around to help
  • Moore's Law pun
Where to Focus First
  • there are only so many large companies w specialized dbs
  • for the rest of us they wanted to make off-the-shelf dbs that would grow with company
  • LAMP era analogy & steak dinners & web 1.0
  • data replication and inability to modernize
  • 100s of millions of dollars a year on Oracle
  • from the developer out
  • provisioning microservices and GraphQL
  • the permission chain of architectural change
  • "you don't know what the future is going to be you just know you need to iterate"
Phil Wants to Talk to About Trust
Delegating Databases & Legacy Struggle
  • knowing just enough to be dangerous
  • some Phil puns
  • no one migrates their database
  • you can port if you want to...but maybe don't
  • decoupled architectures besides the Jamstack
  • mixing and matching
TidBits & ThoughtThings™️
What is something old that you have that getting rid of isn't easy?
  • sad rags
  • more Pheels about Phil philtting and philing shirts
  • not getting rid of old things...on purpose
  • computer treasures, we want that data
  • ummmmbilical cords & Beautician and the Beast
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