Sorry for the clickbait in the header. You see it wasn't only me, there were 5 of us committing this crime. And we're not particularly sorry either. However, the rest of the header is more or less accurate :)
For 6 months me and my team have planned out a cold blooded murder, and today we did it! Today we murdered software development as a profession. So if you're one of the 45 million software developers in the world, you can go home now. Maybe teach yourself to play the violin, or start growing potatoes or something ...?
Don't believe me? Then head over to our website and create your software in seconds by simply clicking a button. No download required, we'll host everything for you. The process of creating your own unique backend is done in 1 or 2 seconds :)
The way it works is that we read meta data from your database, then we use this meta data as a formal specification, to create a CRUD web API wrapping your database with all CRUD operations in a couple of seconds. In addition the thing is super flexible and allows you to configure stuff such as for instance ...
- Which tables to create HTTP endpoints for
- reCAPTCHA support for endpoints
- Authorisation and authentication for your endpoints
- URLs to use for your endpoints
- Publish web socket messages when endpoints are invoked
- Log endpoint invocations
- Etc, etc, etc
For a typical database with 15 to 20 tables, the system produces roughly 3,000 lines of code in 1 or 2 seconds. Basically eliminating the need for backend software development. In addition, the thing also creates a complete Angular frontend for you. You can test out the frontend parts here. However, I suspect the true strength of the system is really in its backend generator.
If you don't have a database you can connect to, no problem, just head over to the plugins in your dashboard and install a database in a minute or two, for then to generate a CRUD API wrapping your newly installed database. To understand the process better you might want to watch the following video.
So we confess, we've just murdered an entire profession, or at least some 20 to 50 percent of the profession - However, we're not done yet, so I suspect we'll reach 98% within a year or two ^_^
Thank you for reading ... ^_^
Psst, I've heard McDonalds are looking for burger flippers ...?