WorkOS: Making Enterprise-Ready Apps with Michael Grinich

The typical procedure many companies follow to reach production-level code is design the program, code and test it in different environments, and put it in a pipeline to deploy to production. Developers can make it pretty far into building their core features before inevitably breaking to include enterprise features and security standards like Single Sign On, Okta security and authorization for different user groups, Workday integrations, etc…. Including these requirements can put stress on a team with newer developers or limited resources. For some large projects, these standards need months to fully build out and test. 

The company WorkOS is dramatically shortening the time it takes to make applications enterprise ready so that developers and IT teams can focus on the application itself. WorkOS provides developer-minded tools like RESTful endpoints, JSON responses, framework-native SDKs, and a developer dashboard, among other tools, to integrate otherwise complicated enterprise standards in just a few lines of code. Their mission is to simplify building applications for enterprise users so that developers can focus on creating core features in a timely manner. 

In this episode, Michael Grinich (@grinich) discusses the process of building enterprise applications, the challenges of modern security and administrative requirements, and how WorkOS is solving those issues.

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