Two weeks ago we at Polybit Inc. launched stdlib, “The Standard Library of the Internet.” To put it simply, the goal of stdlib is to make building microservices — modular functions that you deploy as standalone web services — as easy as possible. In addition, stdlib isn’t just a service-oriented platform. True to its name, it’s a library as well. By indexing and cataloguing services on stdlib we’re increasing their discoverability and reducing duplication of work.
I’m happy to say that we’ve been very fortunate to have experienced an awesome response from developers so far. Thousands have signed up on stdlib with hundreds having joined our Slack community. We were recently featured on TechCrunch and a headliner in issue 150 of Node Weekly , which we’re unbelievably grateful for.
That said, our goals are ambitious and there’s still a lot of work to be done. I’d like to take the opportunity to talk a little bit about our philosophy around the changing landscape of web services and applications. Containerization is changing the game of how we deploy and orchestrate systems, but as software developers (not infrastructure engineers) why is this important? How does it change how we write code, how do we build with microservices, and where does stdlib fit in?