Philosophy

Reimagining backend development.

The tangled mess.

Configuring servers. Terminals. Docker containers. Kubernetes. CI/CD.

Backend development is intimidating and exhausting. It's purposefully and needlessly complex. The tooling doesn't make our lives easier. Instead, they seem to just add more and more complexity, until you want to tear your hair out.

Imagining a better future.

Computing tools should be made for humans. They should allow us to be more creative, more free, and more inspired. We believe everyone should have access to computing and tap into its full potential.

We're making Napkin to change the status quo, to build a new kind of tool – a tool that gets out of your way, that lets you code, and that's a joy to use.

– Nick and Thomas, co-founders

Walking and talking.