Lots of notable releases, community projects, and technical content were released in the DoneJS community last month! This post outlines some of the highlights from February 2017.
Steal 1.2.0 was released with a few bug fixes and new features. Globals can now depend on non-globals, and the cache-bust extension has been moved into core!
Last weekend at Hack Illinois a team worked on making streamable server-side rendering for DoneJS. Props to Fang Lu, Indira Gutierrez, Shang Jiang, tang184, wusiyao, and Yu-Lin Yang for their contributions to a few new projects.
Blog posts, talks & trainings
A couple weeks ago at DoneJS Chicago, Justin Meyer hosted a Hack Night on how to build a file system navigator. He also made a video and created a new recipes page on CanJS.com. There you can find simple and advanced guides for building the file system navigator. Check them out if you haven’t already!
We released a new DoneJS contribution guide and wrote about it in our We ❤️ Open Source Contributors blog post. We welcome new contributors to our community, so please always feel free to join us on our forums or Gitter chat!
Joe Crick wrote a great blog post on how we built a real-time, multi-platform app in three months.
Last but not least, in Justin’s CanJS - Built to Last video, he talks about the core principles that drove the release of CanJS 3 and continue to direct us as we fulfill our mission to create stable yet innovative libraries.
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In addition to the projects and releases we’ve already mentioned, we’d like to recognize the following contributions from people outside the core team:
The core team is focused on the DoneJS 1.0 release, which will include CanJS 3 and StealJS 1. We’re quickly closing in on having DoneJS 1.0 out the door and we’ll be excited to share more soon.
After the DoneJS 1.0 release, we’ll be working on a few larger projects. Here are some of the things we’re starting to discuss:
- Figure out how to handle custom generators
- Generate supermodels inside modlets
- Generated DoneJS app & plugin file structure
- RFP: Templating in CanJS
On Thursday March 23rd we’re hosting two meetup events: another DoneJS Chicago Hack Night and a South Bay Learn JS in San Jose. At the DoneJS Chicago event, Justin will guide you through building a weekly weather report, while in San Jose I will be presenting with Liz Tom on closures. If you’re in Silicon Valley and you’d like to meet up, please get in touch!