In the beta 17.4 version of Strapi, check the blazing fast building time, how to easily customize the admin panel, and the improved GraphQL experience.
October 29, 2019
If you follow the Strapi news, you probably saw some news about the company. Meanwhile, the product team was also busy fixing and improving a bunch of new stuff for you.
This time around, the bar has been raised on:
First up, a cool modification. Strapi beta.17.4 introduces a key improvement that allows you to cut down the installation time!
This performance improvement has been made possible by removing node-sass in the administration panel (#4122). By doing so, the number of dependencies has been reduced and so are the project creation and build time.
This is a very important improvement as on average, the delay between the moment you type
yarn create strapi-app my-app in your terminal and the moment your project starts has been reduced by 30%. The build time itself has been reduced by 70%!
Oh and we also pimped up the CLI 💅
Another great improvement is the ability to add a GraphQL login/register where you could only use REST before. This is great news for our GraphQL users that download the graphQL plugin 15K times each month. Thanks to KalanyuZ for his contribution and to Kriskator and to Veit Bjarsch for the review.
You can also fully use policies now. When a policy is triggered via a GraphQL route, it was not possible to read the query parameters which made it impossible to perform some policies such as verifying ownership of documents.
Well, now it's possible!
This great improvement by donmasakayan will make it easier to customize your project.
Last but not least, admin development has been a recurring and highly requested feature. This is why we set up a tutorial to explain how you can do it through an example using the WYSIWYG editor in Strapi. In this example, we change the draftjs editor by CKEditor.
You can check the full tutorial on the Strapi blog.
Here's the trophy case of the bugs have been squashed 🔫 with some breaking changes 💥:
A fully detailed migration guide is available.
If you are new to Strapi, just give it a try!
Take a look at the Getting Started guide to jump on board, or get started with the following command lines:
yarn create strapi-app my-app
Strapi is a product of over 250 community committers. Strapi beta.17 contains code contributions from the following people: @JelmerV-WFC, @kalanyuz, @sajjad-shirazy, @Alonski, @websocket98765, @forethoughtde, @ivoba, @FailedSitcom, @DKvistgaard, @jontey, @talentedunicorn, @slatham, @veitbjarsch, @dandv, @lasseborly, and @lklion.
Contributing is easy! If you want to get involved, contact us to get started, we'll put you on the right path!