Hello Amplication Family,
February has been a wild month for the Amplication team, and we've made a lot of significant updates to the platform that we're sure will delight you! Our team has been working tirelessly to bring you the best experience possible, and we're thrilled to share these new features with you.
At the beginning of February, TechCrunch published an article titled, "Which open source startups rocketed in 2022?" And guess what?
Amplication ranked in the top 50 startups, coming in at 23. As an open-source project, we value the feedback, code contributions, and requests our community makes. Thanks to you, we've made it so far and hope to continue growing with your support!
Read more on Amplication's blog.
Issues for First Timers
We will start another edition of our "Issues for First Timers'' campaign in the first week of March. We are inviting contributors worldwide who have never contributed to Amplicaiton to contribute to the open source world. We will provide good first issues, priority support, and exclusive swag to all valid contributions.
Join our Discord to stay in touch.
Our First Webinar
We’re hosting our first webinar oriented for enterprise users of Amplication on March 29th, and we invite you to attend. The session, titled “How to Build Node.js Apps Faster With Amplication,” will cover the features and benefits of Amplication and how it can seamlessly meld into any workflow to streamline the development processes and help dev teams build robust, scalable applications in record time. The webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to improve their development workflow and build better software faster.
Be sure to sign up!
Diving into changes in the platform, we've made significant improvements to our Smart Git Sync for Pro and Enterprise plans. We know that resolving git conflicts can be frustrating and the bane of a developer's workflow, so we've made changes to prevent them as much as possible. Our new update will push all Amplication-generated changes into one git branch until it merges. Afterward, Amplication will update the HEAD and commit on top of that for future changes. This update will help prevent potential conflicts and make updating your Amplication-generated services smoother than ever.
We're also diving deeper into building our plugin ecosystem by migrating the core Auth module into its own package. This update makes it easy for developers to turn off authentication for a service, allowing for auth-less services! Under the hood, many changes needed to happen. This update is a significant engineering feat for the team and one we know you've been waiting for.
Furthermore, we've improved our Plugin Catalog, allowing users to choose which version of a plugin they want Amplication to build their service.
Please note our documentation website, docs.amplication.com, has been updated to reflect these changes. We encourage you to check it out and familiarize yourself with the latest features.
Did you know this past Monday, February 27th, Pikachu turned 27 years old? It's true! This past Monday was Pokemon Day, and to get in on the fun, we posted an in-depth tutorial on our blog on how to build your own Pokedex!
The guide will teach you how to build a backend GraphQL API using Amplication, seed a database using Prisma, and scrape data off the internet. Consider this a weekend project to make something fun and exciting using open-source technologies and best practices with a straightforward-to-follow guide.
As always, we appreciate your support and feedback. We're dedicated to making Amplication the best it can be. So tune in come April when we'll share all the awesome updates we make in March.
Developer Advocate @ Amplication