In case you thought things would get dull around here after a few dense week of earnings…
As you know, a few folks here are using Twitter for short form chatter. I occasionally do Twitter Spaces every month or so (typically late Fri nt with a whiskey in hand). If you aren’t familiar, it’s like Clubhouse, aka a social podcast style audio platform for groups of people to publicly chat. (PS these are usually impromptu, not pre announced.)
In Oct, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince joined in one late night session, to say a brief hello as his first time on Spaces. Beyond letting us know he and his wife were now expecting their first child (ok, second, after Cloudflare), the one tidbit I could eek out of him was that Full Stack Week was coming in Nov, and CIO Week later in Dec.
Well, after the CTO said this week on Twitter that he had a slate of blog posts coming out, it seemed clear Full Stack Week is now finally upon us. Today, it started with an intro.
It will be all about using Workers for back-end and Pages for front-end dev. And, after R2 during Birthday Week, it looks like there is more on the horizon this week as a serverless data storage product, plus hints of something else coming alongside Pages for front-dev use.
Muji, thanks for this link to The Intro to Full Stack Week on the Cloudflare Blog. I see reason for your posting it here. The intro had a few tidbits I found worthy of comment:
Come join over 350,000 developers using Cloudflare Workers to build the next new thing.
My notes from Q4FY21, February this year Cloudflare was stating there was 50,000 developers on Cloudflare Workers. That’s a 7x difference in three quarters!!! Is that right?
Earlier this year during Birthday Week, we announced R2 Object Storage, enabling developers to store, well, whatever they want, providing another crucial building block. But there are many other types of data stores developers may need access to, ourselves included!
Going from the backend to the frontend, last year, we announced Cloudflare Pages, the best way to build static sites. But then we thought, why stop there? We’re excited about some announcements to bring the backend closer to the frontend than ever.
What did we miss? Video, images, payments? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.. It doesn’t go into detail but even if these building blocks are not yet in GA, announcements like these are downright fundamental. I’m not sure if you consider these capabilities as ‘primatives’?
The best part about building a developer platform is seeing what you build with it — we’re excited to shine a spotlight on our community members, and the spectacular applications they’ve built with us (2.5 million and counting!).
I don’t have anything to compare this to so my analysis here is even thinner, I’ll just be keeping 2.5million in the back of my mind for future comparison .
Come join over 350,000 developers using Cloudflare Workers to build the next new thing. … My notes from Q4FY21, February this year Cloudflare was stating there was 50,000 developers on Cloudflare Workers. That’s a 7x difference in three quarters!!! Is that right?
FYI, you are comparing the number of NEW devs per Q (50K) with the total (350K) just reported. It didn’t jump the way you think it did, but is still impressive.
They did say 2.5M apps have been deployed on Workers overall. That is huge, and is an average of over 7 apps per dev! There is some heavy use out there.
One of the blog posts today (how Durable Objects went GA) illustrated one type of usage: “We’ve seen a major gaming company build their new backend architecture on Durable Objects — coordinating both individual game state and multiplayer game lobbies. The ability to dynamically scale without managing servers or databases made Durable Objects an easy choice for them, letting them grow their game with a relatively small team.”