My thanks to Retool for sponsoring this week at Daring Fireball. Programming hasn’t fundamentally changed in a long time. Building an app usually means searching for the right component library, debugging dependencies, rewriting a lot of boilerplate code, and figuring out where to deploy. Everything but solving the problem at hand.

Retool is a new approach, unifying the ease of visual programming with the power and flexibility of real code. Retool can connect to any database or API. Drag-and-drop a UI while simultaneously live-programming it. Deploy instantly and scale as you grow.

Watch their demo videos and try not to be impressed. Retool looks fun. But it’s being used for serious work: Plaid uses Retool to manage integration product support. Amazon uses Retool to handle GDPR requests. You, too, can use it to manage users and orders, analyze data, or build any other business-critical web application, fast.

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Friday, 10 June 2022