Building a Full Cloud Backend with James Cowling

Serverless backend platforms are cloud services that simplify the process of building a backend. These platforms are growing rapidly in popularity because they can greatly accelerate application development, and improve the developer experience. Convex is a real-time backend platform that uses 100% TypeScript and is designed with reactive UI frameworks in mind. The team behind Convex has built and maintained some of the most popular apps, backends and exabyte-scale storage projects at companies like Dropbox and Google.
James Cowling is the Co-Founder and CTO at Convex, and he joins us to discuss how Convex offers a simpler full-stack developer experience.

Full disclosure: Convex is a sponsor of Software Engineering Daily.

Jeff is a DevSecOps engineer with  experience in security, the software development life cycle, and cloud technologies. His advanced expertise in HashiCorp technologies places him as one of the most sought after trainers in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions and beyond. Jeff has worked for a range of different companies – from small startups to some of the biggest financial institutions. He now successfully runs his own consultancy that provides services in DevSecOps, Cloud and Security. You can find Jeff at



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