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2023 has kicked off with a bang! The first couple of months of the year were dedicated to some much-needed technical debt smashing, overall improvements as well as security updates.
We're aiming to summarize the changes to the platform at least once a month. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our newsletter to get these changes directly to your mailbox!
Watch our stomp video to celebrate our milestone!
Logs are super important for all devs! We've been trying different technologies and implementations over the past few months to try and make the build and application logs as reliable as possible.
Over above performance and state improvements, we've cleaned up the way they look, too:
Even though we've released iterations of the logs over many months, this is still the beginning for us. We have ambitious plans and ideas for the future of logs, such as filtering, searching and alerting in the future. We're also looking to bring more detailed ingress (HTTP) logs into the dashboard in future releases. Stay tuned!
Environment variables had a really terrible user experience... until now!
We've added the ability for you to paste environment variables into a .env styled editor in the dashboard.
You can easily switch between a key/value editor or the code editor view.
The key/value editor also has in-line edit support, which should hopefully make it easier to maintain your existing environment variables.
We improved the apps state management by implementing NgRx on the client side. Our goal was to improve the user experience by centralizing our state and caching more frequently accessed data.
We also had weird state issues throughout the application, such as incorrect capsule details showing up after navigating between capsules.
These issues, among a list of many others, should be taken care of now in this latest release.
We did a big billing engine improvement. You can now view more detailed usage per Capsule, Space and Team:
The usage metrics end up inside your invoices section at the end of every month:
Don't forget to ensure that you have a valid payment method attached to your account, to avoid your workloads from being disabled.
We've added support for Postgres! Since this is a relatively new capsule, we're treating it as beta, for now. We've already seen it being used in a couple of apps successfully!
We welcome all feedback.
Keep in mind: the only data capsule that has public access is Mongo. Only your backend and docker capsules can access your MySQL or Postgres capsules from within the same space.
You can now select AWS Sweden as a new home for your Spaces and Capsules!
During beta, we only had AWS South Africa as a dropdown option. Our initial use-case customers were from South Africa, all wanting a local Heroku alternative. We've since expanded our customer base and learned a lot about our initial assumptions vs what customers actually want!
We plan to release many more regions across many more clouds (not just AWS). Furthermore, we currently support all the other clouds for our dedicated/private PaaS cluster customers. If you would like us to implement a dedicated developer PaaS within your own cloud account, reach out to us here: https://codecapsules.io/devops/
Taking actions left the user wondering whether anything was happening... the state improvements above should aid this, but in addition to that we implemented some very basic spinners and info/error messages:
Go check out the brand spanking new Code Capsules!
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