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News, updates, and learnings to help you build software faster — from the team building Jam.
 
Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 5 Growing Design

What’s it like building Jam this week? We’re hiring a second designer and realizing it’s one of the hardest positions to fill.
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Product Updates

Meet Jam for Notion

Create tasks in Notion with all the context developers need in 1 click.
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Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 4 Just The Marketers

On this episode of Building Jam, we talk about what it's like to be the first marketers at our startup and figure out everything from scratch.
 
Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 3 Community Is Just Making Internet Friends

We’re trying something new: hitting record on an unfiltered conversation about building our startup each week. No fluff, just real decisions, moments and challenges. On this episode: Getting builders together has become a core part of what we do at Jam- with events for our community now happening 3-4
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Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 2 The Eng Team is Growing

We’re trying something new: hitting record on an unfiltered conversation about building our startup each week. No fluff, just real decisions, moments and challenges. Why are we doing this? Because you’re builders too, and we love getting to meet you and swapping product tips. On this episode, we
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Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 1 Live from Bogotá

We’re trying something new: hitting record on an unfiltered conversation about building our startup each week. No fluff, just real decisions, moments and challenges. Why are we doing this? Because you’re builders too, and we love getting to meet you and swapping product tips. On the first episode,
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Engineering

Navigating backwards compatibility in GraphQL

GraphQL strategies to help you manage interactions between evolving systems more effectively.
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All the AI demos from Jam + Mercury + Product Hunt AI Night

Jam, Product Hunt, and Mercury hosted SF builders for AI demos. Watch: marketing campaigns, videos of famous actors & more— all made by AI.
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Engineering

Time traveling debuggers w/ Adam Chalmers (Zoo.dev)

Discover Zoo's breakthrough in CAD: time traveling debuggers and custom KCL. Talk by Adam Chalmers, engineer at Zoo.dev.
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Engineering

Navigating the complexities of local development: Our journey to Tilt at Jam

Read about our journey to improve local development ergonomics and how we arrived at Tilt.
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AI demos: Anthropic, Uizard & Superhuman

AI Night hosted by Jam at GitHub HQ. Demos ready for you to watch! Last month, Jam hosted 200 builders at GitHub HQ in SF - for a night of AI demos. Huge shout out to the folks at GitHub for having us; and to the builders who shared what
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Jam raises $8.9M Series A led by GGV Capital U.S.

Jam has raised $8.9M Series A, led by GGV Capital U.S., with participation from Figma Ventures and some of the world’s most prominent leaders in software development, including the founders of Vercel and Mixpanel.  We’re excited to announce that Jam has raised $8.9M Series A,
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Engineering

Building a network stack for our browser extension

This probably sounds a bit crazy. Or, you may have forgotten what a network stack is. But before you dismiss the concept of a layered protocol stack inside of a browser extension as ravings by a madman, or a concept too convoluted to bother understanding, let me provide some context.
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Engineering

All 5 talks from Cloudflare + Twilio + Jam SF tech talks night

Last night, 75 engineers packed into Cloudflare HQ for an evening of lightning talks about prompt engineering, vector DBs, AI codegen, and more. We recorded all 5 talks (they're each about 5-10 min long), and here they are! The history of UI design and what's next
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Building Jam

How we use Notion for marketing planning + templates

Four months ago, Jam hired marketing for the first time! We've learned a lot along the way, including how to use Notion more effectively as a lean, fast-moving startup. I discovered Notion a couple of years ago and I've been a fan ever since (even more
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Hosting eng meetups? We’ll cover the pizza!

Announcing Jam.Pizza: an easy way to apply to get a sponsorship to support your next meetup, with love from Jam.dev. 0:00 /0:14 1× We’re launching a program to support more product and engineering meetups around the world! Last year, we started hosting events to get
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Engineering

How to preview deployments with Kubernetes

Sometimes replicating your full stack environment locally is pretty hard. Orchestrating lots of microservices in a development environment and sharing demos can be tricky. Making incremental changes and shipping fast is ideal. This is our default workflow for the vast majority of development but for some cases where we want
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Building Jam

10 lessons I learned about growing a startup in 2023

Getting users to adopt a new product is hard. For us, it took 7 failed launches, and then the 8th version of our product - Jam, a browser extension for creating bug reports with automatic dev logs, worked! In 2023, Jam grew 10x and crossed 1M Jams created. I learned
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Founders

I almost started the wrong company

And with luck, I didn’t. Here are the 5 questions to ask yourself before you start your company. Before I started a company, all I knew was that I wanted to start a company. And, who I wanted to start it with (meet my awesome co-founder, Irtefa). So, my
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Customer Stories

How BuildShip increased engineering support speed 2X with Jam

If you could make it happen without engineering power - what would your dream tech stack look like? Everyone is innovating and experimenting to bring their ideas to life with AI. As markets get tougher with increased competition - the teams who ship fast have the advantage. What determines speed
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Building Jam

Announcing: Jam has achieved SOC 2 Type II compliance

If you’ve been a Jam customer, you know privacy and security are part of our ethos — with guardrails baked into every facet of product development at Jam. Today, we’ve officially achieved enterprise-grade privacy and security standards for every software team who wants to Jam! In just under 18
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Customer Stories

How Jam helps Cofactr save 1 hour of engineering time per bug

Imagine you’re building a satellite. You need to know, without a doubt, that all the circuit boards will be completed on schedule because you’ve booked a launch date - and there’s no wiggle room when it comes to rockets. These are the high stakes Cofactr customers trust
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50,000 people who Jam 💜

Over the weekend, we crossed 50,000 people using Jam! 🤯 Every Jam user is someone like you, working hard to move the world forward through software. The less time you spend fixing, the faster you ship, and the sooner your customers benefit from your work. We’re so honored to
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Product Updates

Introducing: GraphQL Debug Tools

GraphQL - extremely popular but notoriously time consuming to debug: 1. While traditional APIs use HTTP status codes to help you filter which requests returned an error, every GraphQL request returns the same 200 “OK”, so developers have to look through every single request to find if one has errors.
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Product Updates

Launching today: Copy as cURL!

Now engineers can replay network requests from Jam on their local machine – in 1 click! Making it… * Faster for engineers to debug ⚡️ * And faster to confirm when they’ve fixed a bug, too 💪 This is one way Jam gives engineers a more actionable bug report – you can’t export a