15th July 2022
We are shutting down our services 🙁
With the mission of bringing serverless computing into mainstream use, SLAppForge commenced operations in February 2018, introducing Sigma; the first completely browser-based IDE, purpose-built for simplifying serverless application development. Sigma was also the first IDE to support live debugging of Lambda functions executing on AWS, and SLAppForge announced support for external IDE based live debugging for NodeJS and Java in December 2019.
But after many years of investment in the development of the Sigma IDE, unfortunately, we have decided that the time has come for us to shut down the service, and accordingly we are sunsetting Sigma IDE on 30th September, 2022.
Why are we doing this now?
We first started experimental development of the Sigma IDE in 2018, and incorporated SLAppForge Inc in the US in early 2020, with investment from the co-founders, who also invested our time and effort over many years.
Although we started our publicity efforts with the participation at the ServerlessDays conferences in both Cardiff UK and Nashville US early in 2020, we were unable to continue those efforts due to the pandemic. While we self-funded our development and operational expenses, we have not been able to acquire external investment into the company. Hence we have made the decision to stop new signups and provide time for our current users to migrate away from our platform until we wind up the service.
What happens next?
We understand that Sigma is still used by many of our users for their projects and want to acknowledge that migrating to an alternative framework takes time and energy. We are committed to helping users anyway we can for their migration efforts.
- Since last week, we have ceased charging and renewal of currently active subscriptions.
- Today, we’re announcing the sunset date 2 months out, and stop accepting new user signups.
- Within this week, we will be reaching out to Sigma Premium users regarding the sunset in the IDE and on SLAppForge
- By next week, we will be notifying all Sigma users regarding the sunset via email.
- On September 30, 2022, we will take Sigma IDE offline and shut it down officially.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the users who used our product, provided feedback and compliments during the last couple of years. Your encouragement paved the way for us to make the product better and to provide an uninterrupted service for all these years.
Also, on behalf of our team, we regret any inconvenience this sunsetting may cause you.