August 6, 2019
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote the first Monthly Update in which I explained the vision and roadmap for Strapi over the coming months. If you didn't get a chance yet, I recommend reading it 😉! Finalizing the vision and roadmap is one of the actions we have taken since returning from our offsite.
So, what's hot this month for Strapi?
Before we start, I want to let you know that we have opened a new job position. We are looking for a Product Owner to join us. If you are interested or if you know someone who has what it takes, feel free to apply or to share it with others. One particularity though, the job is based in Paris, so we can't accept a full-time remote position at the moment.
Let's start with a summary of what is new with Strapi:
create strapi app is THE officially supported way to create Strapi projects. It offers the easiest way to generate an application without having to install the Strapi CLI globally.
Using yarn create command:
yarn create strapi-app my-project
Or using npx:
npx create-strapi-app my-project
Then, follow the prompted instructions and your project will start automatically. Easy right?! It is the new recommended way to generate an application with Strapi.
Even if we put a lot of effort into making the documentation better regularly, it is even better if you don't have to read it at all. The generation of a project is a great moment to explain all the basic commands a user needs to know to in getting started with a Strapi project.
package.json file rather than the global commands provided by our CLI. In other words, we advise you to use
yarn start in place of
We discovered that more than 25% of you were facing installation issues. After some data analysis, we discovered a significant proportion of the users are already using the latest version of Node.js. It is great news for the ecosystem! But we weren't supporting it yet.
We are now proud to announce that Strapi supports Node v10 and v12 🎉.
If you ask where the data is coming from, we wrote a dedicated section in our documentation on this subject: https://strapi.io/documentation/3.0.0-beta.x/advanced/usage-information.html
In the last blog post, we disclosed that we are currently working on the Groups and Repeatable fields feature. It is time to share our progress with you.
We plan to start the final QA on 02 August. Then, we will publish a pre-release candidate version in mid-August for people eager to discover this feature before anyone else. About the development velocity and release date, we are on time. The Groups and Repeatable fields release will include the improvement of the layout's storage.
The Groups and Repeatable fields feature will come with a lot of little enhancements.
Two months ago we ran a survey to list the pain points encountered by the users. One of them was to not be able to see the media from the list view. In fact, the issue is that you cannot display any kind of relational fields in the list view. Only static fields such as text, number or boolean can be displayed.
Our thoughts and user research brought us to two distinct user stories:
The results are the creation of a new visual component to visualize one or many assets with a zoom hover effect to save clicks.
As you probably know, our top priority is user satisfaction. We focus all our efforts to solve every pain point one after the other. Feel free to give us your thoughts on any of the upcoming features, we can't wait to get your feedback!
See you next month 👋