Perspectives

It's not you, it's SQL
SQL has been a part of computing for a very long time, and SQL-based database systems underly most of the world's applications. But recently, developers have been clamoring for something better, and it's time to move on.
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Jamie Turner
5 days ago
Data Interactivity in the Serverless Future (HYTRADBOI 2022)
Dynamic application developers need global state management, not a database. James (@jamesacowling) presents his talk from the HYTRADBOI 2022 database conference on how Convex is rethinking how app developers manage global state.
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James Cowling
9 months ago
The unfulfilled promise of functional ideals on the web
Ideas around immutability, purity, and dataflow programming are quietly saturating our technologies like Bitcoin and React. And while these early inroads are enabling exciting new ways to build large and dependable applications, there is still much to do to realize the full potential of this revolution.
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Jamie Turner
a year ago
Ready for Actions
Convex 0.5.0 introduces built-in support for actions — arbitrary lambda functions that run in a Node.js environment on the Convex cloud. We use the term action to differentiate these functions from Convex mutation and query functions, which enable transactional writes and dynamic subscriptions that update whenever data changes.
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James Cowling
2 months ago
Jamstack Conf 2022 Panel: The Future of Databases
Today, a new wave of innovation is making databases approachable for developers without requiring a specialized skillset, opening the door to a whole new category of ambitious web experiences. In this panel, you’ll hear from the people pushing the boundaries of database technology and learn what’s possible — and what’s coming.
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James Cowling
2 months ago
The serverless revolution deserves more than just a serverless database
The serverless movement has eliminated so many problems but it has left application developers with the hardest one of all: managing distributed state.
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James Cowling
3 months ago
The future of databases is not just a database
The future of databases is Convex. This video originally aired at Jamstack 2022, highlighting the next evolution of modern web development architecture.
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James Cowling
3 months ago
The platform you need, when you need it
You don’t have to worry about the platform locking you into a decision that seems convenient at first but is a headache to deal with later.
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Indy Khare
8 months ago