At Candle, our mission is to democratize software. To do that we need to close the gap between what you can easily build today and where modern expectations are for applications.
This gap is filled with hard work that results in zero differentiable value. Tasks like integration and boilerplate, work like authentication, storage, and security. It's the cost of playing the game. Modern software leaders found success when this gap was narrow, when the cost of entry was low. The gap widened as the industry matured. Companies simply had to do more. Companies that form today have an ever-growing list of requirements while established companies keep pulling further into the lead.
Today, it's difficult to compete without spending millions of dollars only to get to a competitive baseline. There are indeed shortcuts, but they come at a cost. SaaS products and cloud platforms get you far quickly, but you tie your company to a monthly bill that never stops growing. It's not a healthy way to grow a sustainable business.
Democratizing software means leveling the playing field.
It means making building, running, maintaining, testing, securing and scaling software cheaper and easier.
It means giving you speed and adaptability without sacrifice.
To us, it means a more promising future for our friends and children.
How are we going to do it?
To level any playing field, you need to build up low areas or tear down higher ground. At Candle, we're tackling both together.
Code is cheap, but integration is expensive. Managing millions of lines of integration code is a weak competitive advantage, so we're ironing out the wrinkles that prevent code from integrating itself. When everything has the same interface, code naturally connects to other code like a magnet. Functionality is easier to add, change, and share. Dependencies are easier to update and secure. Testing is so straightforward that it bares no resemblance to what we do now. Wasmflow captures these connections into components and flows that define complete pieces of functionality. Components are open and composable so you can take any component, alter the flow, and make it your own.
The Wasmflow runtime is free and open. You can run Wasmflow applications anywhere. We are building this foundation to do fundamentally new things with software. We have exciting ideas in store that will change how you think of building and running applications.
Commoditization and automation changes industries. At Candle, we're commoditizing logic and automating dozens of tasks traditionally left to senior engineers. When we're done, companies built on mountains of bespoke source code will no longer find themselves so far ahead.