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

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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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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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
 
Customer Stories

How Pictory moves fast and keeps up with the ever-evolving Artificial Intelligence space

Pictory is one of the fastest-growing startups in the artificial intelligence space. They use  AI to convert long-form content into hundreds of short-form multimedia content pieces. By using Pictory’s video creation engine, marketers can generate more leads and boost sales fast. The Problem Bug reporting was chaotic and slowed
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NEW! Jam.Metadata – help devs debug faster with user ID + more in every ticket!

What details do engineers always ask you to include in bug reports? User ID? Team ID? Now, Jam can automatically include those details. Engineers never have to look them up manually again! Engineers just add one line of code: Then every bug report auto-includes all the info they need, even
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Launching now! Jam Tracing – share full stack bug logs in a click

Today we’re launching Jam Tracing – the first ever browser extension for capturing screen recording + full back end trace in 2 clicks! If you have 30 seconds, we would love your help with an upvote 👇 Give a ❤️ on Product Hunt! One unified view of a bug, from browser to backend
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Launching today: Debug Timeline – you never have to write repro steps again!

Today we’re launching Debug Timeline: an automatic list of everything that happened leading up to a bug. Now, engineers will always get detailed repro steps, but you don’t have to write them! We did 20 rounds of feedback & iteration to make sure the details are just right
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Launching today: WebSocket Inspector!

We just launched a brand new WebSocket inspector in Jam. We built it to rival Chrome dev tools - but added our own twists too: You can watch WebSocket connections playback in real time alongside the screen recording of a bug: Fully inspect and filter every WebSocket message, with full
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Launched today: debug CORS issues 2x faster!

Debugging CORS issues can be… grrr. That’s why we just shipped a new feature to help engineers debug CORS issues faster in Jam dev tools. Here is how it works: 1. Log a bug with Jam and share the link with an engineer. 🔗 2. Jam identifies CORS errors in
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Customer Stories

How Swimply is prioritizing quality with Jam to reproduce bugs in one click

The Problem Reproducing bugs was taking nearly one hour per ticket Swimply is an online marketplace that allows homeowners to share their passion spaces with their local communities. They have started with swimming pools, but pools are just the beginning, as they are expanding into new shared experiences like tennis
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👀 how Jam’s engineers took over the network debugger

The network debugger is the heart of Jam’s dev tools. And today we’re jumping out of our seats excited to launch a completely revamped network debugger for the thousands of you who debug in Jam every day! It’s designed to be sleeker, faster, and the network timeline
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One easy link to help your team report bugs better to engineers 🎉

After so many of you asked (thank you for the feedback! 🙏)...  …We just shipped an easy link you can paste into Slack (or anywhere) to get your whole team on Jam ⚡ Because engineers need consistent + detailed bug reports to move fast and squash bugs, and the simplest way to do
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Dev tool sprint season is here, see what we’re shipping 🚀

The number one reason we hear how people found out about Jam is that an engineer they work with shared Jam with them. That is really meaningful to us, because we started Jam to bridge the divide between engineers and their broader teams, to help companies work better together to
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