Finding housing in SF isn’t always easy. Here’s what we’ve learned - we hope it will help you!
Here at Mixmax it’s no secret that we use Mongo for a lot of different things. One issue that we’d had for a long time though was our ability to monitor our Mongo clusters for slow queries. This is an issue because if an engineer adds a new query to our codebase, but that query doesn’t use an index, trouble will almost always ensure - IOPS will go through the roof, we’ll start seeing Mongo churn through its internal cache because now it’s having to scan full collections, just a whole collection of really bad things.
We’re excited to announce Mixmax Outbox, a brand new way to see all your scheduled sequences, emails, and reminders in one convenient place.
We’re excited to introduce a faster, simpler, and more personal way to create Sequences and add recipients to them. Here are the latest improvements:
Email is here to stay. But emoji are past their prime – closing your message with a smiley face just doesn’t cut it.
Cold outreach emails. Heard about em’?
Insight into all aspects of our company is core to Mixmax, as such we love our metrics. We have metrics all the way from product right through internal development. We put metrics on everything. One place we store and inspect a lot of our engineering metrics is AWS CloudWatch as it allows us to seamlessly integrate metrics into our alerting and monitoring system.
We’re excited to kick off the new year with something you’ve been longing for: Sequences directly in Gmail and Inbox. Whether you’re launching a new campaign or simply want to insert an automated follow-up, Mixmax has you covered.
Mixmax brings many features to your Gmail experience, and today we’re adding one more: the ability to add custom html to any Gmail message!
When we came up with the idea for the Mixmax Advent Calendar, some team members worried they wouldn't have anything to write. In response, we came up with some strategies that everyone could use to write a post. And in the spirit of giving with which we began the series, we’ll finish by sharing these strategies with you.
Raise your hand if you’ve had an outage that could have been prevented by integration testing. And keep your hand raised if you’ve put off writing those tests for some very good reasons. What if there were another way?
Here at Mixmax, we have a new yet rapidly growing API. This API is available to anyone who is on our Professional plan (Give it a try!) and lets us do all sorts of fun stuff such as adding contacts, checking on poll results, and checking the Live Feed, among other things. In the spirit of the season, these are the 5 steps for creating a holiday guestbook which will add people to a Mixmax contact list.
Have you ever watched the CPU usage of your Node.js process spike on your servers? Did it feel like you were helpless to wonder at the reason why?
A few months back, we started using the Gmail Pub/Sub API. Here is how we overcame its quirks.
Sequences is one of our flagship features on Mixmax. We'll review how we revamped the Mail Merge into what now is Sequence, knocked up over 30,000 lines of code and ensured the path for the future of Sequences.
We achieved a 30x performance improvement in Elasticsearch queries by switching from millisecond timestamps to seconds. Here's how.
To secure our server-to-server APIs, we wrote rewt - a simplified wrapper for signing JWTs with a shared secret sourced from Redis, that automatically rotates the secret on a predefined interval.
We’re happy to announce three dazzling improvements to Sequences: