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Dax Raad, Founder of Bumi and Ironbay and SST Core Maintainer, is a passionate open-source developer who knows his way around the startup tech space with over a decade of experience under his belt. He is intimately involved in the Serverless Stack Toolkit (SST) and sheds some light on what it’s all about.
Dax reveals the story behind the inception of SST and its unique role in the software development ecosystem. He explores how SST is revolutionizing the way developers approach serverless applications by streamlining deployment on AWS while also focusing on developer experience. Dax also touches on the integration of Next.js and how SST has become an essential tool for deploying Next.js applications on AWS seamlessly. The discussion shifts gears to the world of cloud computing, where AWS is the big kingpin. Dax explains how being the first big player gives AWS a huge advantage in terms of money and customers. Other companies like Google Cloud and Azure have a hard time catching up because of AWS’ head start.
In this episode, Dax talks to Robbie and Chuck about his experience in early-stage startups and open-source projects, SST's role in simplifying AWS development, and how JSON API and Ember.js are changing the landscape of web development.
- [00:32] - Intro to Dax Raad.
- [01:35] - A whiskey review: Belle Meade Sour Mash Straight Whiskey.
- [11:04] - Tech hot takes.
- [18:46] - When Dax got involved in the SST project.
- [25:19] - Why businesses build on top of AWS.
- [30:35] - The relationship between Next.js and the SST project.
- [36:50] - Dax’s experience using Ember.js.
- [41:49] - The career Dax would be in if he wasn’t in tech.
- [43:55] - Chuck and Dax discuss Lionel Messi being in Miami.
[25:43] - “I don’t believe you can catch up with a company that started before you in the cloud business.” ~ Dax Raad
[33:08] - “It is extremely tedious. It is extremely hard to keep up with intentional changes that Vercel and Next.js make but also breakages that they do accidentally.” ~ Dax Raad
[33:43] - “The vast majority of Next.js users, Next,js isn’t the thing they live and die by.” ~ Dax Raad
- Dax Raad
- Dax Raad Twitter
- Dax Raad LinkedIn
- Belle Meade Sour Mash Straight Whiskey
- Taco Bell
- Maker’s Mark
- Jim Beam
- Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
- Pappy Van Winkle
- Tailwind CSS
- Google Cloud
- Ryan Carniato
- Next JS
- Ember JS
- Graph QL
- Orbit JS
- Major League Soccer
- Inter Miami CF
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