Render Newsletter Volume 1 - July 2022

By Rosalind Benoit

Render is a unified, full-stack development platform where you define what’s possible. Whether you’re a solo developer, growing startup, or established enterprise, Render provides just what you need to bring your ideas to life.

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Write On

(posts, guides,and videos from our team)

Migrate a Rails app from Heroku to Render

Walk through migrating a non-trivial Ruby on Rails app to Render with Dev Advocate Chris Castle, using, an OSS production Rails application running on Heroku.

Migrate a Django app to Render (and get it ready for prod)

Join Rosalind Benoit to translate app.json and Docker Compose files into a Blueprint, move a Django app from Heroku, and deploy a prod-ready instance of the e-commerce app Saleor.

Borko vs. Bojan | Klustered

Watch Render engineer Borko battling his twin in a live Kubernetes debugging challenge (read: learning experience for participants AND viewers) hosted by Rawkode Academy.

Deploy Deno to Render

Chris Castle’s example deployment of Deno joined render-examples a while back, and we’re happy to congratulate Deno on its recent raise of a $21M Series A 🥂

Render in the Wild

(Render content from you)

Making a Static Site blog

DJ Hoffman

Follow this tutorial inspired by the Markdoc content authoring system to build a blog on Render using a React Static Site.

How to deploy a Docz site on Render

Ronnie Atuhaire ⋅ Aviyel

Use Render to deploy a Hello World site with Docz, a GatsbyJS generator for creating custom interactive documentation sites that use MDX.

Render, Remix, and Strapi: Let’s build a productivity tips app

Chigozie Oduah ⋅ Strapi Blog

Learn how to build a productivity tips app using Render, Remix and Strapi in this tutorial based on a workshop from Dev Advocate Chris Castle.

How to create PR review apps with Render

Tyler Hawkins ⋅

Learn to to enable review of UI changes by configuring PR review apps that deploy changes in a preview environment identical to prod.

Migrating from Heroku to Render

Benjamin Patton ⋅ Hackernoon

Find out how quick it is to make the move from Heroku to Render with a simple Node.js app using Postgres and Redis add-ons.

Curated & Concatenated

(stuff from around the web we think you’ll like)

Kelsey Hightower on how to become a better engineering team

Jennifer Riggins ⋅ The New Stack

Read KH’s eminent wisdom on honing high-performing teams by fostering collab, clear ownership, and customer empathy. Borrow practical questions for your teams.

How to build a Notion clone with Strapi v4 and Next.js

Hubert Nare ⋅ Strapi Blog

The first article in this series teaches you to set up a Strapi backend with a GraphQL, use the admin interface to configure collections you’ll use in a Notion clone, and perform CRUD operations in the playground.

How we built Hydrogen: A React framework for building custom storefronts

Josh Larson⋅ Shopify Engineering

Get a look at the experimentation that went into Hydrogen, a dev-first React framework for building custom storefronts that deploys to any Node env. React Server Components, Vite, and Taliwind for the win.

TZ: A time-zone helper

tz, an interactive TUI program written in Go, helps you schedule things across time zones by displaying time across the time zones of your choosing. Try it: brew install tz

Render, Getting Shinier

(our latest product updates)

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(noteworthy tweet of the month)

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Rosalind Benoit

Rosalind Benoit leads Developer Marketing at Render. She enjoys cycling, rock climbing, and Haruki Murakami novels. You can contact Rosalind at @dnilas0r or

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Discover More

  1. SQL Insights Stripe App is Live

    Stripe announced their App Marketplace at the end of May, and today it’s open to all Stripe merchants. We’re excited to share that our SQL Insights app for Stripe is in public beta…

    - Chris Castle

  2. Migrate a Django App from Heroku to Render (and get it ready for prod)

    This guide to moving an existing Django app over to Render walks you through creating a Blueprint to deploy a production-ready instance of the e-commerce app Saleor....

    - Rosalind Benoit

  3. Sneak Peek: SQL Insights Stripe App

    Today, Stripe announced the launch of the Stripe App Marketplace. We’re excited to share that we built a Render Stripe App as part of the public beta launch! Here’s an early look…

    - Chris Castle