We had a lot of fun at yesterday’s RedwoodJS Meetup! Thank you to everyone who joined, participated, and presented (all 15 of you ). We learned how to get started and use new features, met many people building products and startups, and discussed the road from here to the final 1.0.0 release. In order of presentation, here’s everything that happened:
- Redwood 1.0.0 Update
- Startups built with Redwood
- Getting Started with Redwood Auth and Auth0
- API Caching with Redis on Serverless
- The Redwood Community: Becoming a Contributor
- Maker Hour (and CadHub product demo)
- Redwood GraphQL Demo and Walkthrough
- Closing Discussion and Q&A
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🎯 Redwood Update: Going from Release Candidate to 1.0.0@mojombo
Tom gave an update about reaching the v1-rc milestone and what to expect from now until 1.0.0:
🏗 Startups and Products built with Redwood [Panel]@peterp @danny @orta @zakmandhro
We met four people who are building their products and startups on Redwood, three of which are launched
Danny began building Tape when Redwood was at v0.6 . It’s now a growing, multi-client product running on serverless infrastructure, being developed by a team.
Tape is available now, including both Free and Paid Plans:
- Tape.sh: “Screen recording & collaboration tool for software teams”
- Follow Tape on Twitter
- Follow Danny on Twitter
Zak is the founder of Pullflow, which integrates Slack and GitHub to increase PR efficiency.
Pullflow is in a free, public beta for everyone to try!:
- Pullflow.com: " Smoother code reviews with GitHub + Slack"
- Follow Pullflow on Twitter
- Follow Zak on Twitter
Peter is not only a co-founder of Redwood, he’s a co-founder of Snaplet, which is a funded startup that’s hiring Redwood Devs!
Snaplet is in free, public beta. And snaplet is hiring!
- Snaplet.dev: “Snaplet copies your production Postgress DB, safely, to use with local development”
- Snaplet is Hiring
- Follow Snaplet on Twitter
- Follow Peter on Twitter
Orta talked about his process of evaluating many frameworks by first building several proof of concepts. He’s now working seriously on a side project he hopes to announce sometime in 2022.
🔐 Getting Started with Redwood Auth and Auth0 [Walkthrough]@giannelli.tech
Believe it or not, using authentication can be both simple and fun! In less than 5 minutes, Amanda showed us how to set up authentication using Auth0, including private routes and secure endpoints! She’s included the demo codebase and a blog post to set up Auth0 in the links below.
📦 API Caching using Redwood's GraphQL Plugins [Demo and Walkthrough]@dthyresson @KrisCoulson
Did you know Redwood comes cache-ready out of the box? David and Kris show us how few line of code it takes to use a Redis cache with your serverless deployment. Performance. Boosted
redwood-graphql-caching.pdf (768.0 KB)
🌍 Community: Participating and Contributing [Panel]@dom @kimadeline @alicelovescake
Most of all, Redwood is a community of people collaborating on a project. Dom, Kim-Adeline, and Alice share their stories about how they first learned about Redwood and what it was like to get started as a contributor whether you’re new to JS, still in school, or have never contributed to open source before. Everyone is welcome!
You’re invited to attend the next Redwood Contributing Workshop in January. Want to take a first step as a contributor? We’ll help you make it happen:
👨💻 Maker Hour and CadHub [Demo]@keith.t.elliott @Irev-Dev
Did you know that every week Redwood Makers of all skills, backgrounds, and project stages get together to help each other? Everyone is welcome to join!
Keith and Kurt talk to us about their journeys as makers and how Maker Hour came to be. And Kurt shows us his project, CadHub, which he’s been actively deloping within the community of Maker Hour.
Happening weekly via the Redwood Discord server.
Check out CadHub, a community for building building and sharing SCAD projects:
⚛️ GraphQL Zero to GraphQL Hero [Walkthrough]@mojombo
Tom gave us a preview of his GraphQL Galaxy presentation, " From GraphQL Zero to GraphQL Hero with RedwoodJS". Starting with an empty directory, he sets up a fully fledged GraphQL API in minutes flat. Plus, he shows how easy it is to use and create directives to clean up your code even more. You’re gonna love GraphQL even more once you make things Redwood Easy!
🥳 The After After-party: Q&A DiscussionWe went well into overtime with those who stuck around for discussion and Q&A. There were several rounds of topics and lots of great conversation.
Excited about Redwood and looking to dive in? We’re excited to have you! Here’s where to being.