Unleash your development potential with Rewst
Are you an advanced developer looking to supercharge your projects and streamline maintenance efforts? Welcome to part two of our series on why Rewst, a low-code automation platform, is a valuable addition to your toolkit.
Part one of this series discussed how we designed Rewst with power users like you in mind. We also highlighted how the escape hatches we built into the platform help ensure advanced developers never get “stuck” so you can finish what you start. Now, let’s dive deeper into why investing your time in learning Rewst can help amplify your development output and, ultimately, your organization.
Tackling time sinks
You build this fantastic code, and then you have to execute it. One of the most significant hurdles for advanced developers is the time and effort spent on coding implementation, maintenance, and updates. Consider the following scenarios:
1. API connections and integration:
Imagine dealing with multiple scripts or applications that need to interact with various APIs. You find yourself repeatedly writing or copying connection code, which is time-consuming and error-prone.
Maintaining interactions with evolving API schemas and handling authentication and credential management become additional burdens. Vendors frequently update their APIs, requiring you to update your code accordingly.
2. Server setup and infrastructure maintenance:
When your applications target more than just personal users, you must establish and maintain servers and infrastructure to deliver your solutions to end users. Infrastructure setup and maintenance occur whether your users are internal or external.
The responsibility includes provisioning hardware, ensuring server uptime, applying patches and updates and handling potential manual migration tasks. It doesn’t matter if your infrastructure is on-premises or in the cloud. The burden remains.
While your customers may not appreciate these behind-the-scenes tasks, your superiors and stakeholders certainly do. Neglecting maintenance in favor of new development can lead to dissatisfaction and hinder your progress on exciting, innovative projects. Thankfully, there is an alternative option.
Embracing the ‘not invented here’ approach
As a developer, your core focus is to write and maintain business logic that sets your product or organization apart. That means embracing the “not invented here” approach can be wise. So, if a tool that solves a non-core problem already exists, don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Use it.
This principle can save you time, resources, and headaches. At Rewst, we employ various tools for non-core tasks, including error reporting, user analytics, permissions management, logging, feature flagging, and more. In this context, Rewst is the answer to your questions, such as:
- Should I build custom API integrations for every vendor I need to interact with?
- Do I need to set up and manage servers to run cron jobs or host my web applications for primary forms?
- Is developing in-house solutions for tasks unrelated to the core business worth the effort?
The beauty of Rewst is that it allows you to offload these burdens to a specialized product, freeing you to focus on the unique, critical aspects of your scripts and applications. Your customers won’t notice the plumbing behind the scenes. They just want results, and Rewst empowers you to deliver them efficiently.
Knowing when a tool is the right fit
We recognize that Rewst may not be ideal for every development scenario. If your core business revolves around the software products you’re creating, and you’ve achieved a product/market fit that scales across all your customers, then you might not need Rewst. In such cases, custom solutions might best serve your specific requirements.
However, for those building potentially groundbreaking products with the potential for significant revenue, Rewst offers a cost-effective and time-efficient way to prototype your ideas. You can develop a minimum viable product at a fraction of the cost and time it would take with traditional development. If your product gains traction and generates revenue, you can always replace Rewst components with custom code. Should your project not take off as expected, you’ve made a wise choice and saved resources.
Why Rewst for advanced developers
In conclusion, Rewst offers advanced developers a powerful tool to streamline workflow and enhance productivity. It eliminates the time sinks associated with maintenance and non-core tasks, enabling you to focus on what truly matters—the unique value you bring to your business and users. So, invest your time wisely in learning Rewst and unlock your development potential.
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