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Wasp Beta - February 2023

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Matija Sosic

Wasp Update Feb 23

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Hey Wasp acolytes (Waspolytes?) ๐Ÿ,

What's kickin'? We at Wasp spent the whole month thinking of the coolest features to add to our next release and we can't wait to share it with you!

Tell me now
Ok ok, we're getting there, chill!

Let me cut to the chase and show you what's been cooking in Wasp pot for the past month:

Deploy to with a single command for free ๐Ÿš€โ˜๏ธโ€‹

Deploy to with single command

This is the only command you need to run to deploy your full app (client, server, and database) to! They also offer a generous free tier so you can deploy your v1 without any second thoughts.

Check out our docs for more details: Deploying your Wasp app to

โœ… Full stack TypeScript supportโ€‹

Types everywhere

This is one of the features we are most excited about! Now, when you define an entity in your Wasp file, it immediately becomes accessible as a type both on a client and a server.

Full stack TypeScript support

This feature beautifully showcases the power of the Wasp language approach and how much it can cut down on the boilerplate. And we're just getting started!

For more details, check out our entity docs.

๐Ÿ—“ We set a date for the next launch - April 11th! ๐Ÿš€โ€‹

Launch party

Mark your calendars, it's official! We will release the next version of Wasp on April 11th - in exactly 40 days! As the last time, we will follow a launch week format with a lot of memes, swag and fun prizes (Including Da Boi, of course).

Here's a quick list of the planned features:

  • Using Vite instead of CRA under the hood - you'll be able to create new Wasp apps in a blink of an eye! ๐Ÿš€
  • Custom API routes
  • Code scaffolding for the quicker start
  • Support for sending emails
  • Password reset via email
  • Improved Auth UI
  • Testing support

And more! This is quite an ambitious plan but we are fully committed to getting it done. Any comments or ideas, ping us on our Discord.

โ˜Ž๏ธ We had our Community Call #2 - meet Da Boiโ€‹

We had a community call

We had so much fun on our last community call that we decided we have to do it again! As you can notice, our community-approved mascot Da Boi stole the show. The rest was pretty much just a filler and an excuse to have more fun with Da Boi :D.

On a serious note, it was great to catch up with the community prior to the next release - we discussed features and the roadmap and everybody shared what they're building and what they'd like to see next in Wasp.

๐ŸŽฅ Wasp is now on YouTube!โ€‹

Wasp is on YouTube

We are still going strong with our YouTube! The latest video started as a question on Reddit and it escalated quite quickly, with 200+ comments - we cover the responses we received + our expert commentary :D.

If you want to stay in the loop (and I guess you do since you're reading this :D), please subscribe to our channel and help us reach the first 100 subscribers on YouTube!

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You know you want it!

โŒจ๏ธ From the blogโ€‹

๐Ÿ•น Community highlightsโ€‹

  • PhraseTutor: Learn Italian in a week! There is a new app built from scratch with Wasp, by Mihovil - one of our early community members who recently joined the team as an engineer! It's smooth both on the front end and back end and will teach you Italian before you can say (or eat) "quattro formaggi"!

    Phrase Tutor

Developer life ๐Ÿ’ปโŒจ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฝโ€‹

Here is the cool stuff we came across this month

  • Motion Canvas - Visualize complex ideas programmatically - a very cool 2d animation library and editor! I want to play around with this one so much and create a cool animation for Wasp (Da Boi anyone?) ๐Ÿ˜„

    Motion Canvas

  • 98.css - A design system for building faithful recreations of old UIs - I think we can all agree that web design is becoming increasingly minimalistic and getting rid of the flashy gradients and shadows. Be ahead of the curve - make your app look like Windows 98! You'll instantly feel 10 (20?) years younger and get an irresistible urge to play Minesweeper ๐Ÿšฉ.

    98 css

  • Squeezing a Sokoban game into 10 lines of code - this is why Haskell gets a bad rep and why we can't have nice things ๐Ÿ˜… I'll urge you to look away, but I know you won't. Jokes aside, this was cool! The blog post is also really well written and it was super fun to read.

    Sokoban in 10 lines of code

Wasp Github Star Growth - 2,317 โญ๏ธ, woohoo!โ€‹

Huge thanks to all our contributors and stargazers - you are amazing!

Wasp has over 2,000 GitHub stars

And if you haven't yet, please star us on Github! Yes, we are shameless star beggars, but if you believe in the project and want to support it that's one of the best ways to do it (next to actually building something with Wasp - go do that too! :D)

That's a wrap! Thanks for reading and we can't wait for our next launch to get out and see how you like it. As always, we're on Discord and appreciate any comments, feedback, and ideas - that's how Wasp came to be!

As a parting gift, here are a few curated Da Boi memes created by our valued community members:

Wasp's new mascot

Buzzy buzz, you got that snazz ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ,
Matija, Martin and the Wasp team

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