Build a backend without writing code

#3 Product of the WeekMarch 12, 2015

Treeline makes it easy to build custom, high-performance apps for Node.js. It is designed for building practical, enterprise-grade backends in a matter of hours - not months.



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Micah Baldwin@micah · Old Founder. Grey hairs and everything.
super smart founders, who started with Sails.js ("rails" for node) and have built a solid product in Treeline, which allows a frontend engineer to build backend code ... without coding. I really wonder when the day comes when lines of code are no longer written, everything is built via drag/drop type interfaces?
Mike Hostetler@mikehostetler · Managing Director, Epic Creative
@micah Completely agree. Been working with Sails.js and this team and they are doing some great stuff.
Taylor Edmiston@kicksopenminds · Software Engineer @ Astronomer
@micah I love playing with new graphical programming tools too, but I don't think we'll ever anticipate every need so well that professional developers won't need an IDE and command line to build production-grade commercial apps. Side projects though...
John Freddy Vega@freddier · CEO,
Treeline is incredible. They truly want to free frontends from the typical "Sorry, you have to wait for the API/validation/database structural update/library/socket to be ready". Because, to be honest, most of the serious app dev is now on the frontend, mobile and web. I saw an early demo and it's impressive, give it a try!
Mike Khristo@mikekhristo · Builder. Maker. Operator. Entrepreneur.
@freddier wait, what? "Most of the serious app dev is on the frontend" is a bit of a stretch of the imagination don't you think?
Mike McNeil
@mikermcneil · CEO, The Treeline Company
@freddier @mikekhristo good point- depends on the app of course. But i built apps as a consultant for about the last half decade and honestly in most of the projects I saw, at least 60% of the (wo)man-hours were spend on the client(s)
Troy Carlson@troy_carlson
@freddier if by "serious app dev" you mean UI's for CRUD apps, sure.
John Freddy Vega@freddier · CEO,
@mikekhristo I can see how my comment went too far, in perspective. For *most* app dev, Frontend is where the cool stuff happens. Obviously, if you're doing Machine Learning or a similar complex thing, you're doing impressive, fun backend. But for *most* ideas, Backend is quite predictive. Treeline accelerates that a lot. Maybe.
Mike Bestvina@mbesto · Professional Utility Infielder
@freddier if you're conviction is that strong, would you use Treeline for your own startup (Platzi)?
John Freddy Vega@freddier · CEO,
@mbesto Actually we're hoping to migrate the API that'll talk to the mobile app to Treeline. It'll be faster than going through the same process with Django or Node (our stack) and connecting to the same DB.
Parham@par_ham · map(brain, patterns)
This is so awesome, looks to me like IFTTT for developers
Scott Gress
@sgress454 · Co-founder, Treeline
Thanks to everybody checking out Treeline, totally humbled by the response! Getting out beta invites as fast as we can, and will open to the public ASAP--ran into some issues due to even-greater-than-expected demand (I know, I know). We're temporarily suspending our free hosting feature to help with the load. Hit us up with any questions!
Aaron Hanson@crixlet · I help startups get press
@sgress454 A good problem to have! Congrats!
Tommaso db@todiba · Founding Partner at Awesm Ventures
Think of a world where MVPs are done in a blink ... where entrepreneurs can pivot in hours and find the Product Market match in a fraction of time! Awesome job @sgress454 & team!