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Lead Tracking System with Tilda, Zapier, and Airtable: Tilda Introduction

This will be part one in our Lead Tracking System blog series with Tilda, Zapier, and Airtable. In this post, we will provide an introduction to Tilda, an online website builder. In the next 2 blogs in this series, we will walk through the demo for building and automating a lead tracking system starting with creating a site on Tilda with a lead form, then connecting the form to Airtable to store lead information with Zapier, and then automating next step interaction with the lead. This blog series can be visualized in video form by watching the webinar linked at the end of the blog.

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Developer Workshop – Building a REST API with Cassandra using Python and Node

Rahul Singh, CEO, and Co-founder at Anant, recently co-hosted a virtual workshop as a part of the Datastax Developer Workshop series on building a REST API with Cassandra on DataStax Astra using python and node.

DataStax Astra is a cloud-native database-as-a-service built on Apache Cassandra.

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Choosing Between Professional Website Builders and Hand Coding

Marketing your business requires a lot of work, especially the work done on building your website as it gradually becomes your online business card. There are two “mainstream” approaches to building a website page, they are: using a professional website builder and hand-coding the website from scratch. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of both approaches and analyze how to choose the one that best suits your business needs.

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Cassandra.Link Origin Story

In the year 2000, I was lucky enough to get flown to LinuxWorld for free. I was just learning open source development and the Linux Operating System. What I saw & learned at the conference as an 18 year old convinced me of two fundamental facts. (Read the full story to find out how I got there for free!)

1. Open source can thrive in the market place in the “Bazaar” model.

2. Open source can only thrive because community members contribute more to the community than just code.

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Setting up your DataStax Astra instance with Cassandra.API

Earlier this year, DataStax announced DataStax Astra: A Cassandra Database SaaS that provides the ability to develop and deploy data-driven applications with a cloud-native service, without the hassles of database and infrastructure administration. We had been looking forward to the launch of this service since we first heard about it, when it was initially called DataStax Constellation. Over the past month and a half, we’ve been working on a program that would allow anyone to get up and running on Astra in as little time as possible. In this blog post, we’re going to go over how our program allows you to import data into Astra, how to set up a Node or Python API that will allow you to communicate with your Astra database and how to run our curl/postman test to ensure that you are connected properly.

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