Frequently Asked Questions
Quickly find answers to common questions.
What are microservices?
The future of code.
Technically, "loosely coupled, bounded context elements of a service-oriented architecture".
We like to think of them as independent features, or back-end logic components used by applications - but your FrontEnd too could be a microservice. They should be as easy to combine as lego bricks!
There are many definition flavors - one of our favorites can be found here.
What is KintoHub?
A set of nimble tools to help you build microservices-first applications, websites and APIs at the speed of sound.
We weaved together all tools necessary to build microservices (from hosting to advanced dependency management) so you don't have to - you can focus on writing great features and awesome applications.
Who is it for?
Everyone. From hobbyists to indie gaming teams to tech startups to planet-grade Enterprise looking to adopting microservices.
Contact us to find out how it can work for you.
How much does it cost?
Short answer: it's free for now. Yep - can't believe it ourselves.
Head over to our Pricing page for more details.
What are KintoBlocks?
Our proposed standard format for containerized microservices. Imagine it as a light wrapper around your favorite code.
You build features in KintoBlocks, then combine & deploy them in applications directly on KintoHub.
What Frameworks or SDK are needed to get started?
Grab the language & protocol you prefer and start coding.
Comply with simple commenting guidelines for auto documentation and you're good :)
Which Languages & protocols are supported?
Out of the box languages:
C# / Node.js / Python / Ruby / Java…. for now - more to come.
Out of the box protocols:
Restful / gRPC.
What is KintoHub built upon?
Cutting edge, community-proven cloud tools such as Kubernetes or Jenkins, fine-tuned and intervowen with an extra touch of love. Get in touch to know more.
What can your tools handle?
More specifically, it means we cater to:
Tagging and versioning
Language & protocol translation (yes!)
Dependendency Management (triple yes!)
...and much more to come soon.
Where are my applications hosted?
For now, on Google Cloud's Taiwan cluster. But our infrastructure is already cloud-agnostic and we will add other regions & providers in the near future - stay tuned.
What privacy and security do you offer?
Only you and the members of your workspaces get edit access to your kintoblocks and applications.
We have the ability to view your projects and logs to help improve the platform - but we will never modify them.
If you are interested in more advanced security features or an on-premise solution, reach out to us.
What if I have very specific requirements?
If you have different Cloud needs, want bigger blocks, a dedicated CI pipeline, an on-premise version or a private KintoHub? - definitely contact us. KintoHub is highly flexible, works on any cloud, and can already be tailored to your Enterprise needs.
What is the current version of KintoHub?
What is next for KintoHub?
So many things! Head over to our public backlog on Github to see what we have planned, suggest and vote for new features.
Questions! I have moar. How do I reach you?