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What is Buildable?
The world's most robust development platform helping global developers get to backlog zero
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🀷 What is Buildable?

Buildable is a backend development supercharger saving dev teams of all sizes (and from all countries) thousands of hours every week.
We've built a suite of developer tools, enhanced infrastructure orchestration products and a super-handy code assembler to make building and running web applications at scale seamless, whether you need 100 calls or 100,000,000 calls per month. To learn about our products, you can quickly look to our ethos, which is summarized as follows:

We're code-first like VS Code​

Buildable believes developers are the digital architects of the future and a key component of our economic growth. This is precisely why we believe the onus is on us as innovators to build automation tools that feel familiar to developers, but still provide levels of speed and efficiency that haven't been seen before when writing debt-free code.
On the Buildable network, you can build and deploy robust backend logic (that scales beautifully) exponentially faster than you can when writing from scratch. More importantly, you still use regular JavaScript (and soon Python) when building on the network, so there's no need to learn any new languages or frameworks. When ready, jump in and write code as you always do. With Buildable, you'll simply get through your tasks and cut your backlog faster than ever before.

We're integration and automation obsessed like Zapier ​

At Buildable, we're a team almost entirely made up of engineers, so we're solving for the pains we feel as developers every day. One of those pains is the process of reading platform docs and figuring out how to use the APIs and databases we need - those we love and those we don't.
Today, we believe we're at the ground level of code automation and systemization for developers. Other players, like Zapier and IFTTT, have helped non-technicals, like marketers and biz ops folks, automate and systemize workflows for common integration-based triggers making their jobs easier. However, the same level of innovation has not been placed further down the spectrum for developers that also engage with common APIs and triggers, like when we need to list shipping rules in Shopify and engage our shipping vendors or create customers in Stripe and send that same user a message with important data or index data in ElasticSearch that'll be connected to a new frontend component we just designed or authenticating a user during onboarding and seamlessly sending an SMS-based 2FA notifications via Twilio. The list goes on.
In today's API climate, our favorite vendors provide instant access to powerful functionality, but spinning up the business logic that's properly connected to our infrastructure is still highly subjective and time-consuming. Not anymore.
With Buildable, you can create, document and deploy developer-centric logic bundles, called Flows, in seconds using popular integrations made available via Services. More importantly, once the solution has been built for your team, it'll be made available forever, easy to access and even easier to manipulate later.

We're visual like Figma​

Our visual development canvas gives us the ability to provide you with important guardrails when writing core backend logic to protect you from making costly mistakes that could negatively impact scale later, while still giving you the flexibility and customizability that comes with writing code. As a result, we're able to make development lightning fast and also help you avoid common pitfalls along the way that lead to treacherous technical debt down the road. It also provides an incredible arena that fosters levels of visual system design/architecture and developer collaboration that hasn't yet been seen before in our space. It's a winning combination that you'll quickly learn to love.

🎁 Core Products

Our tools make it easier for developers, whether Node ninjas or React wizards, to focus on their applications and users, rather than DB tooling, debugging deployments or reading through 3rd-party API documentation.

πŸ›  Start building!

Get set up to use the Buildable in less than five minutes. Learn how to install your first Service, start making requests using your first Flow in our visual canvas and set up your application to use Flows instantly. Check out our Getting Started guide to go through a quick tutorial detailing how to build, test and deploy your first Flow!
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