The Stream Blog

Looking Forward to What’s Coming from Stream in 2018

Looking Back 2017 wrapped up with the launch of Stream V2 and multi-region support. The new version of our API uses Go, RocksDB and Raft to power the feeds for over 300 million users. V2 represents our largest improvement in performance so far. Switching from Cassandra to RocksDB was a major step forward for Stream. It’s […]

Dubsmash Switches to Stream from an In-House Solution

About Dubsmash Dubsmash is a global entertainment platform that allows users to interact with the content they love. Their team is building the interactive video quote database of the future, allowing users around the world to share, lip-sync, and meme over pop culture content. With over 200M global users who create & interact with 35 […]

Building a Node.js Powered API with Express, Mongoose & MongoDB

One of my favorite parts of my job as a Developer Evangelist at Stream is building sample applications. It is an enthralling way to engage and interact with potential and existing customers, as well as show off the fun technology we use and build with every single day. The applications I build range from small […]

Sketchfab Utilizes Stream’s Feed Technology to Increase Performance and Reliability

“From posting updates to commenting and more, Stream provided us with the most flexible and scalable solution for displaying all our user's activities. The Stream team made implementing our news feed solution a collaborative experience and ultimately the right decision for us.” - Paul Chambers, Artist Evangelist at Sketchfab. Sketchfab’s community consists of artists, designers, […]

Activity Streams and News Feeds for Real-Time Use Cases

There are many feed use cases where it’s important to show updates in real-time. If a feed has thousands or even millions of followers, this can be pretty hard to do. Over the past months, our team has vastly improved the capacity of our real-time infrastructure, allowing you to: Show live activities for a sporting […]

New Zend Framework Module for Integrating Stream

Hot off the heels of our Doctrine ORM integration, we're ready to announce our next PHP integration! We’ve created a neat little package, which serves as a Zend Framework module! Zend Framework is one of the most popular frameworks in the PHP ecosystem - after Laravel and Symfony, that is. Since we know many of […]

Stream & Go: News Feeds for Over 300 Million End Users

Stream is an API that enables developers to build news feeds and activity streams (try the API). We are used by over 500 companies and power the feeds of more than 300 million end users. Companies such as Product Hunt, Under Armour, Powerschool, Bandsintown, Dubsmash, Compass and Fabric (Google) rely on Stream to power their […]

Creating a Personalized Buying Experience

Remember when online shopping was a new phenomenon that seemed risky and impractical? I certainly do. Fast forward to present day. Not only are retail companies expected to have an online purchasing option (eCommerce), it seems as though in-person shopping is becoming a thing of the past. In fact, we’ve become so lazy busy that […]

Adding Support for Doctrine ORM

Doctrine is one of the most popular object-relational mapping libraries in the PHP community. It ships with Symfony, but is also used in a lot of non-Symfony applications. Previously, we built ORM integrations with Laravel's Eloquent, Rails’ ActiveRecord and many others, so adding Doctrine to the list seemed like a no-brainer. With that said, we […]

Using Feed Technology for Real Estate Use Cases

Product owners for online real estate services are facing new challenges in a market that is currently in a state of massive disruption. First time home buyers entering the market grew up with advanced technology, allowing everything to be at their fingertips. Buyers now expect to be able to browse homes from their phones and, […]

Announcing Stream 2.0 and Multi-Region Support

We’re very excited to announce Stream 2.0 and complete multi-region support! The new version is built on Google’s Go programming language, as opposed to Python. However, it’s important to note that Python is still used to power the machine learning for Stream’s personalized feeds. We believe this will increase reliability, scalability and overall platform performance. […]

Generating Waveforms for Podcasts in Winds 2.0

As developers at Stream, an API for building scalable newsfeeds and activity streams, my colleagues and I have been hard at work on creating Winds 2.0. This version of Winds is an open-source desktop app with support for RSS feeds and easy podcast listening, which we’re building in Electron, React, and Node.js. For more info […]