Booleans as a service. Create, read, update & delete boolean

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#3 Product of the DayApril 10, 2016



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Guy Malachi@guy · Product/UX focused serial entrepreneur
It's all about that BAAS, bout that BAAS
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@guy i LOL'd
Sung Won Cho@mikeswcho · maker
This is cool. What is it useful for?
Troy Carlson@troy_carlson
@mikeswcho I've built similar services for enterprises who need the ability to toggle features on/off. For example, on an ecommerce payment page, build logic into the page that queries the boolean service for the status of each payment method. If the boolean value for PayPalAvailable is true, display it as an option. If CreditCardAvailable is true, display it. Then, if a PayPal or Stripe integration goes offline for whatever reason, simply flip the bit in the boolean service and it will no longer be displayed as a valid payment option. This allows you to continue accepting other payment options while investigating the issue and once the issue is resolved, simply flip the bit back. If the issue was outside of your code, you just avoided a really unpleasant experience for your customers without taking your entire payment system offline or re-deploying code. Although I wouldn't recommend depending a brand new, unsupported BaaS provider like this for your payments ;)
Sung Won Cho@mikeswcho · maker
@troy_carlson Okay, I can see that this is potentially useful in that scenario. But if I need a feature flag, why would I not simply use my own database? Much easier that way than fetching a boolean from another server.
Troy Carlson@troy_carlson
@mikeswcho I'm with ya...I wouldn't use it for any serious projects. Maybe for prototyping?
Olivier El Mekki@oelmekki · maker
Great, now we just need Integer as a service and String as a service (oh wait, I think that last one is called twitter) :)
Deekshith Allamaneni@adeekshith · Maker, Software Engineer
anupsurendran@anupsurendran · Chief Product Officer
@oelmekki StringAAS = Twitter LOL !
Jeff Andersen@jeffandersen · Co-founder, Engineer @ManifoldCo
Don't worry, I've got all the Node.js developers covered with this package:
Christian Cisneros@christiancroser · I make things that probably matter
The last BAAS you'll ever need