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Tools of Podia (2020 edition)

Here’s a quick list of the main tools and technologies we use at Podia. It’s especially skewed towards tools in use by the dev team, since that’s what I’m most qualified to talk about. We use other tools in support, marketing, and accounting but I don’t have much of an opinion about them πŸ€ͺ

It’s a mix of core technologies, SaaS tools, and open source libraries that are currently top of my mind. There’s probably a lot more I could add if I thought about it for longer. For the sake of brevity, I’ve also eschewed any longer commentary about which aspects of a tool we use, how we use it, or where I’d like to see improvements. Ask me if you’re curious.

All opinions here are mine and I can guarantee there’s some dissenting opinions among the team πŸ™ƒ


πŸ’œ = Love this and I can’t see us replacing it

βœ… = Does the job we ask of it

✨ = New-ishβ€”and promisingβ€”but still to be 100% proven

βœ‹ = Hold additional usage/investment. I have some dissatisfaction and I’m open to replacements

πŸ›‘ = I’m actively looking for a replacements

Core tech

πŸ’œ Heroku

πŸ’œ Rails

πŸ’œ Sidekiq

πŸ’œ Postgres

πŸ’œ Redis

πŸ’œ RSpec

πŸ’œ Stripe

βœ… Cloudflare DNS

βœ‹ Cloudflare load balancing

βœ… AWS S3

βœ‹ AWS Cloudfront

βœ… Caddy

βœ‹ Wistia

βœ‹ Netlify

SaaS apps

πŸ’œ Slack

πŸ’œ Basecamp

βœ… Dropbox Paper

πŸ’œ Scalyr

πŸ’œ KnowYourTeam

βœ‹ Lattice

πŸ’œ Github

✨ Github Actions

βœ… Knapsack Pro

πŸ’œ Rollbar

βœ‹ OpsGenie

βœ‹ UptimeRobot

✨ Cronitor

✨ SorryApp

βœ‹ Scout

πŸ›‘ VATLayer

✨ Rails Autoscale

Open source

βœ… Bootstrap

πŸ’œ Stimulus

βœ… React

✨ StimulusReflex

πŸ’œ ViewComponent

πŸ›‘ Gatsby

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