- Tom Hacohen
We've been keeping busy here at Svix. We improved the onboarding, developer experience, documentation and much more. A lot went on this month.
We released a new CLI tool to interact with the Svix API. We are calling it Svix CLI. :)
It makes developing against the API even easier than before, and you can use it in conjunction with other tools. Here is the command I run to quickly open the management UI for one of my test users:
svix application list | jq '.data.id' | xargs svix auth dashboard | jq '.url' | xargs firefox
It already does quite a bit, but we have much more planned. It's packaged for macOS (Homebrew), Windows (Scoop), Arch Linux (AUR) and the Snap store (thanks @solo-fish!).
We made it even easier to get started with Svix by adding an onboarding wizard for new users. People can now send their first message in under 30 seconds.
Embed and white-label the management UI
We already mentioned it in its own blog post, but it deserves a mention here as well!
New libraries for Go, Ruby, PHP and Java
You can find all of the Svix libraries in the Svix-libs source repository.
Documentation improvements and new API reference docs
As you may have noticed from all of the updates above, we care a lot about the developer experience of our customers and their users. We consider documentation to be an important part of what we do.
We improve our docs all the time, but we wanted to share two notable improvements that were done this month. The first is a section about consuming webhooks that you can share with your users to make it easier for them to consume and verify your events. The second is our new and improved API documentation powered by redoc.
We are very happy to announce the new Svix Slack community! The community is only a few weeks old, but it's already helping us better serve our customers and generated quite a few good discussions.
Many design improvements
The management UI got a face-lift as well as a few functional improvements to make it easier to use. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!
General improvements and bug fixes
We also improved the backend to support our customers' growing needs (more on that in a future post), and squashed a few bugs that slipped through.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have been making suggestions and reporting issues. Special thanks go to bosky from Kudos Finance for his detailed reports.
We have a lot more coming, including some more in-depth blog posts about some of the topics above. If you have any thoughts or suggestions regarding what we should work on next, please join the Svix Slack and let us know!