Retool is a front-end as a service tool that is similar to React and can be 10x faster than coding a web app from scratch. We’ll focus on how and why it is used for internal tools at some of the fastest growing companies and take a minute to walk through how it works, where it’s a good fit and where it’s not.
How to Code Boring Internal Apps 10x Faster
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1. Building Internal Tools with ReTool
Hi, my name is Chris Smith, and this is a talk on how to build boring internal tools 10 times faster. I am a developer advocate at ReTool, which is the screenshot of the product you see here.
And a little bit about me, I'm a hacker at heart, started playing around with QBasic when I was in middle school, and messed around with Visual Basic and got really passionate about the visual abstractions of code, and it's really been the theme of career. And what led me to ReTool, and ReTool exists to help engineers create valuable software really fast. And I think that's a really fascinating vision for our company.
And so our focus is on internal tools, and building internal tools much more quickly. And you might be wondering an internal tool. And just think about all of the admin panels, the CRUD interfaces you've ever built, the custom internal apps. And these kind of exist in combination with all the software you'd write for your external customer base, say your marketing site, your product. If you're a SaaS cover, extend your current SaaS tools like Salesforce and build this really better note taking interface on top of your CRM. And the focus of all this really is that it's a tool built by engineers for engineers.