The month of October 2019 was focused on manager user interface performance and developer tools. We released robust parsley errors, ATOM editor plugin out of beta, a new beta Web IDE (code editor), Webhooks for integrations, and developer API tokens (to be documented and released in November). The team is making a large push for the end of the year to rebuild all aspects the the Manager UI in React, and then open-sourcing manager-ui in 2020Q1.
An earlier set of release notes from this month also went out here: https://www.zesty.io/mindshare/product-announcements/october-2nd-2019-product-release-notes/. This covered CSS and JS loading in stage/preview URLs, the ATOM editor plugin, and an Instance API update.
Coming in November is GA webhooks, GA developer tokens, web engine password protection, GA Code IDE, beta extensions.
Feature: Parsley Errors Messages explained here: https://www.zesty.io/mindshare/product-announcements/webengine-release-parsley-error-outputs/ and documented here: https://zesty.org/services/web-engine/introduction-to-parsley/common-parsley-errors.
Feature: The ability to bypass, ignore, or turn off errors in stage are documented here: https://zesty.org/services/web-engine/introduction-to-parsley/common-parsley-errors
Performance: Behinds the scenes architecture updated to improve page rendering time.
Feature: New Code Editor silently released in beta (direct links provided by WebEngine error messages). This code editor handles all file sizes, has find and replace, and common VScode capabilities. Accessed by /
!/code from any manager URL.
Improvement: Performance Update for Content Instances with lots of content and relationships fields.
Bug fix: Relationship field dropdown no correlating now correlates correctly on load.
Bug fix: the search in the /health 302 redirects tools now searches properly, the was causing a crash.
UX: Animated walkthroughs were installed for new users
Bugfix: Animated walkthrough did not load for uBlock Origin users, there is now a check for that.
Webhooks: The ability to add webhooks to any resources set, or individual resource is soon to be available. Documentation here: https://accounts-api.zesty.org/?version=latest#f929ad7b-4bff-4f78-9376-ead64d158b9b
Developer Tokens: Beta developer tokens now available through the API. These tokens last up to 90 days. Documentation here: https://accounts-api.zesty.org/?version=latest#2d602695-3f14-44c2-b97a-212c402250f6
Session Idle Timeout: Idle timeout has been changed from 20 minute to 30 minutes total, which stays within OWASP specification. Every action taken on the API (through the interface or ATOM plugin) re-extends the session 30 min.
Bug fix: SCSS, SASS, and LESS compile order updated to match legacy code editor sorting.
Bug fix: Empty files threw compile errors, that has been patched to not throw an error.
Bug Fix: Homepage saving would incorrectly set the path for instances with multiple languages/localities.
By Randy Apuzzo
Randy has had a penchant for computer programming from an early age and started applying his skills to build business software in 2004. Randy's stack of skills range from programming, system architecture, business know-how, to typographic design; which lends to a truly customer-centric and business effective software design. He leads the Zesty.io team as CEO.