Biff: The Newsletter
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Recent posts
16 Sep 2022
Biff coding #6: Babashka tasks
We replaced Biff's task shell script with Babashka tasks (partially, anyway). I demonstrate how to store tasks in separate repository so they can be shared by multiple projects.
5 Sep 2022
Biff updates for August
A few small releases, some meetups, Platypub + Yakread updates, and some future plans for code and docs.
2 Sep 2022
Some ideas for web apps to build
I have more-or-less an unlimited supply of ideas of web applications to create. If you're in the market for a new side project idea, here are a few suggestions that you're welcome to steal.
2 Sep 2022
Biff Coding #5: password authentication
We added password authentication to Platypub
30 Aug 2022
Biff Pair Programming #4: Platypub themes
We went into some details about Platypub themes.
5 Aug 2022
Biff Pair Programming #3: RSS reader
I did a solo coding session this time. We started a new application and added some basic RSS-reader functionality.
1 Aug 2022
Biff updates for July
Stuff that happened in July, plus some future plans.
22 Jul 2022
Biff Pair Programming #2
Jeff Parker drove in today's pair session. He gave a demo of Platypub and closed three issues related to the UI for sending newsletters.
8 Jul 2022
Biff Pair Programming #1
Jeremy Taylor drove in today's pair session, and he fixed a bug in Platypub where users would get an Internal Server Error if they tried to create a new site or newsletter without first adding API keys for Netlify or Mailgun, respectively (issue #19).
20 Jun 2022
Announcing Platypub: open-source blogging + newsletter tool
Platypub is meant to help people learn Biff, the Clojure web framework I made.
25 Apr 2022
Biff demo: developing in production
Screencast of developing a Biff application while it runs in production.
19 Apr 2022
Platypub: plans for building a blogging platform with Biff
As a way to help people learn Biff, I've been thinking about creating a "large" (compared to toy projects, at least) example application. Ideally it would be something genuinely useful that would warrant ongoing development for a long time, perhaps indefinitely.
10 Apr 2022
Biff demo: getting started, deployment
Video demo of setting up, developing, and deploying a new Biff project.
4 Apr 2022
New major release for Biff
After 10 weekends of development, I’m [positive emotion] to announce a new major release of Biff, the full-stack Clojure web framework that I’ve been using in my small bootstrapped business for the past couple years.
22 Feb 2022
Biff is now sponsored by Clojurists Together and JUXT!
I recently applied and was accepted for the $1,000 grant tier from Clojurists Together. Afterward I asked the fine folks at JUXT if they’d like to pitch in as well—since Biff is built on XTDB, it seemed like a good fit. They’re now sponsoring Biff/me for $1,000/month. I’m deeply grateful!
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