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Hey Wasp acolytes (Waspolytes?) 🐝,
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!
Let me cut to the chase and show you what's been cooking in Wasp pot for the past month:
Deploy to Fly.io with a single command for free 🚀☁️
This is the only command you need to run to deploy your full app (client, server, and database) to Fly.io! 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 Fly.io
✅ Full stack TypeScript support
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.
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 docs on reusing entity types on both a client and a server.
🗓 We set a date for the next launch - April 11th! 🚀
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! 🚀
- 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.
☎️ We had our Community Call #2 - meet Da Boi
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.
🎥 Wasp is now 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!
⌨️ From the blog
The Best Web App Framework Doesn't Exist - or this one we invented our own "Hierarchy of Developer Needs". Scientifically proven 🤞.
The Most Common Misconceptions Amongst Junior Developers - we asked and Reddit answered!
🕹 Community highlights
- 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"!
Developer life 💻⌨️💽
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?) 😄
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 🚩.
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 😅 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.
Wasp Github Star Growth - 2,317 ⭐️, woohoo!
Huge thanks to all our contributors and stargazers - you are amazing!
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:
Buzzy buzz, you got that snazz 🐝 🐝,
Matija, Martin and the Wasp team
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