Rockset is a database optimized for real-time analytics, super-fast queries, and more. Rick Blalock takes it for a spin with an actual use case for his company, Fish Rules.
We have mentioned Figma since the beginning of Friction Log as the tool that we used to create assets for the webpage, interestingly enough I haven't used Figma before and decided to try it out.
This post has a smattering of random tools that I didn’t think was appropriate for a full friction log (at least not yet). This is more of a “first-time” impressions post.
I don't recall how I came upon this app but it seemed really compelling. I decided to try it on a trip recently. It's a fun app with some promise but a lot of friction.
Github Codespaces (i.e. VSCode inside Github) is promising. It's remarkable just how portable they've made VSCode. This is a light, quick friction log on a first-time experience setting up Codespaces. More logs will surely come :-)
Friction logs are also great for analyzing end-user platforms. In this log, Rick and Cesar have a fun conversation around Hey.com and it's usefulness.
It's time to update our website that leverages NextJS to the latest release. In this feature experience, I embark on the quick journey of implementing the incremental static regeneration.
With the popularity of the JAM Stack, platforms like Vercel and Netlify have become the go-to way to deploy websites. My first experience had to be to deploy FrictionLog's website in Vercel.
I’ve tried a lot of CMS’s over the years but I specifically wanted to try out using GraphCMS as Friction Log’s headless CMS and I wasn’t disappointed.
I was able to easily spin up a sample project, with a DynamoDB and GraphQL backend, play around with it, make changes, with very little friction. If I would’ve stopped at the introductory tutorial, I think my review would be a little different.
The conventions and philosophy of Tailwind make quick work of converting a design to HTML/CSS.
I’ve always wanted to build something on NextJS. Building out the Friction Log website was the perfect opportunity to do so.