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

Building Jam | Ep. 8 The Board Meeting

What’s it like building Jam this week? Our founders Dani & Irtefa are prepping for a board meeting by analyzing a ton of data to get a bird’s eye view of Jam.
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Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 7 Everything Feels Important

What’s it like building Jam this week? We’re going after new tactics, new channels, doing more live onboardings— and figuring out how to do it all in a way that feels like Jam.
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Famous bugs

The story of the world’s first software bug

You’ve probably heard the story about the moth in the logbook at Harvard. This post is about what actually happened.
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Product Updates

Just launched! Even more debug details auto-included with Jam + Fullstory

No more searching between tools and tabs. All your tools, workflows, and apps connected in Jam for faster debugging.
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Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 6 In-Progress Designs

What’s it like building Jam this week? We’re shipping design updates, making decisions about a new product launching soon & discovering that intuition is a form of data.
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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.
 
Product Updates

Meet Jam for Azure

Launching today: Jam for the Microsoft ecosystem. You can now create developer-ready issues in Azure DevOps in 1 click.
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Building Jam

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

This week on Building Jam, we share the story behind our approach to events and building community as a startup.
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Building Jam

Building Jam | Ep. 2 The Eng Team is Growing

This week, the Head of Engineering at Jam talks about the challenges of scaling and hiring in our startup.
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Product Updates

Launching today: Create GitLab issues 20x faster!

One of your most requested integrations is launching today! Now you can create GitLab issues in 2 clicks with all the info devs need to debug.
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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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