How I integrated Intercom into my SaaS's Vue.js app

In a recent post on customer feedback I mentioned being a recent convert to chat widget-driven tools. I thought they sucked, but I was wrong. Since then, I actually switched from Drift to Intercom because Intercom's focus — support & communication — matched my business better than Drift's heavy sales focus. To…

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How we added a public API to our existing SaaS app

Two weeks ago we released the public API for Checkly. This post is about what parts we needed to refactor, what parts we added and how we handled generating API documentation. More specifically, we'll dive into: Refactoring the existing Hapi.js based APIAPI key based authenticationRefactoring models with Objection.jsValidating…

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Node.js API and Web Frameworks for 2019

2018 was an interesting year for Node.js frameworks and open source software in general. Developer communities discussed the role of corporate sponsorship and how to maintain a project used by millions but not supported financially. Similarly, security concerns were top of mind with some popular Node / JS packages being…

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