Airtable is already a great way to give folks in our business the ability to edit a wide variety of datasets. With Interface Designer, we expect to move even more of our data into Airtable.
But Airtable is just one piece within a large ecosystem of business systems. We need to connect with a wide variety of custom internal systems and off-the-shelf systems. Event buses like Kafka make it easy to add new connections. Instead of connecting each system to each other system, you just connect everything to the event bus.
There are two ways to build this on the current system: the Script app and the API. Both approaches work, but they involve a lot of custom coding. It would be great to have an officially-supported option.