CloudGlue was my first (huge) big node.js based product experiment, and boy was it an ambitious and hard lessons learned experience.
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In the early 2010s I was inspired by the flexibility of Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) platforms like Kinvey and Parse, and delightful frontend UX platforms like Shopify + Liquid templates.
These platforms provided a bunch of out of the box functionality and were richly customisable, providing users a great starting point, and easy customisation down to custom code that ran on their servers.
At the time I was a subscriptions/payments consultant, utilising payment platforms like Paypal and Stripe, and subscription platforms like Chargify.
My clients often wanted to provide a custom subscription experience for their customers to start and manage their subscriptions.
So I decided to build my own hybrid platform to serve this opportunity.
I hastily went deep into building my own BaaS and Shopify style platform.