Tilting at Cloud-Based Developer Tools.

Thoughts on how to make services easier to run, debug, and collaborate on locally

What’s Easier than Clicking “Run Test”? Not Clicking It.

Have you ever been banging your head against the wall, trying to get that one test to pass? It can be frustrating to make a small tweak in your editor and then have to switch to a terminal to run the test, over and over again. VS Code makes this...

How Windmill Prepped for GothamGo

At the end of April, Windmill (all five of us) trekked down to GothamGo to learn things, meet people, and pitch our product. As Silver Level sponsors, we had our very own little table on the first floor; it was the perfect chance to pitch our fledgling product, make connections,...

Bazel is the Worst Build System, Except for All the Others

The Go community sometimes argues about whether Go projects should use go build or bazel build. We talk about this at Windmill Engineering too! We’ve been trying to reconcile two statements: Bazel is magic inside Google Bazel is a pain to integrate in open source projects Why? Before we start...
 
 
 
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“I’m Bored Waiting for my Build” Survey

Windmill Engineering knows that you probably spend much of your day waiting for your code to compile and tests to run and servers to start. While you’re waiting, complain to us about it! What makes you productive, and what sucks up time? Please don’t spend more than 3 minutes on...

12 GothamGo Talks That Could Have Used More Glitter

Windmill took our entire company to GothamGo last week. There are two of us. It’s a Go programming language conference in NYC. We both wanted to be there. It was an easy decision. I took notes on many of the talks. Here’s a brief summary of each one, and what...

Strange Loop Trip Report

Strange Loop is great. A technology conference in St. Louis, vaguely focused on programming languages as tools, that’s grown to 2,000 people. A few things stood out: Project Alloy Project Alloy shifts the ratio by sponsoring (and mentoring) underrepresented people to go to conferences. This year, they were able to...

Introducing Windmill

Windmill is exploring how to make developer tools (source control, build, and test) cloud-based, simple, and easy. Our Product Every good codebase we’ve worked on has a testing document: “If you’re working on the UI, run test suite X. If you’re working on the DB layer, run test suite Y....

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