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Matija Sosic

After graduating from Y Combinator's Winter 2021 Batch, we are super excited to announce that Wasp raised $1.5m in our first funding round! The round is led by Lunar Ventures and joined by HV Capital. Also see it in TechCrunch.

The best thing about it is that the majority of our investors are either experienced engineers themselves (e.g. ex-Facebook, Twitter and Airbnb) or have a strong focus on investing in deep technology and developer companies. They share the vision we have with Wasp, understand and care about the problem we are solving.

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Martin Sosic

Guest introducing themselves and getting full-access.
A Guest user getting access by introducing themselves in the "introductions" channel.

At Wasp, we have a Discord server for our community, where we talk with people interested in and using Wasp - Waspeteers!

In the beginning, we knew everybody in the community by their name, but as it started growing, we had a lot of people joining that never wrote anything, and the community started feeling less homey, less intimate.

This was when we decided to make it required for the new members to introduce themselves to gain access to the community. We knew that with this kind of barrier we would probably lose some potential new Waspeteers, but those that would go through it would be more engaged and better integrated.

We found no other way to accomplish this automatically but to implement our own Discord bot. In this post I will describe in detail how we did it.

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Martin Sosic

Wasp logo

For the last year and a half, my twin brother and I have been working on Wasp: a new programming language for developing full-stack web apps with less code.

Wasp is a simple declarative language that makes developing web apps easy while still allowing you to use the latest technologies like React, Node.js, and Prisma.

In this post, I will share with you why we believe Wasp could be a big thing for web development, how it works, where we are right now and what is the plan for the future!

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Martin Sosic

About a year or so ago, brother and I started discussing how awesome it would be to have a programming language that would understand what 鈥渨eb app鈥 means. Such language would, on one hand, serve as an expressive specification of the web app, while on the other hand, it would take care of 鈥渂oring鈥 work for us, while we could focus on the business logic specific for our web app.

Step by step, the idea has started to take a more concrete shape, and Wasp (Web Application SPecification language) came to life! While still very early, we are writing this blog post to explain why are we building Wasp, what is the current status and what the future may hold.