Microsoft Apps for Office 2013 allows us to provide our customers with a simple way to insert their Lucidchart diagrams into Word documents. In this article, I’d like to walk you through the process of building an Office App and give a brief overview of the Lucidchart app that we…

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published on the Atlassian Confluence blog and is republished below with permission from the author. If you’ve ever worked inside Confluence, you probably know that it has a flexible plugin model that allows third parties to add new functionality and features. Traditionally, creating a…

[Editor’s note: This post was originally published on the Architected Availability blog and is republished with permission from the author] I am currently employed as the chief architect at Lucidchart. In my spare time (literally) I am also the ops guy. All of our servers are running on Amazon’s EC2 cloud. Using the…

As a follow-up to our previous Scala post about migrating to Scala from a CakePHP setup, Typesafe reached out to us to put together a case study. We are releasing a portion of the interview transcript below to give more specifics about why we decided to make the switch. What…

Simple web applications can be built quickly, and the original source code sent to users’ browsers for use. While this allows for rapid prototyping and quick turnaround, it’s not a workable model in the long run for a number of reasons:

Today’s post is an interview with our VP of Engineering, Brian Pugh.  As Lucidchart transitions away from PHP,  we thought it might benefit the development community to have one of our in-house experts make the case for Scala as the best solution for web-based applications. What kind of shop are…

At Lucidchart, we really care about making a great application that is easy to use and intuitive for first time users, yet powerful enough for the sophisticated diagrams and mockups that many people need to create. That means that we want Lucidchart to be fast, even when a diagram gets…