Weekend Updates - March 6th and 7th, 2021


This week, I wasn't really feeling like developing or working on TillWhen so
there are no specific updates there other than a small patch that adds to the
authentication check during first render of the app.

New Additions

The past week was mostly me working on themer and
making fixes and making the code more cleaner and readable in case someone else
wants to fix something that isn't working as they expected it to.

Another project that was created yesterday was
conch, a micro library to handle
sequential batch processing of promises for systems that can't handle processing
like a 100 promises at once, and also something I needed to regulate for cases
where I have to preserve memory usage, though the current logic can be improved
a lot.

Modified / Feature Upgrades

Other than adding themer to most maintained projects,
music got a UI upgrade and now supports importing
spotify playlists into the queue, you can either replace the entire queue with
the playlist or add the tracks from the playlist to the existing queue. The
keyboard shortcuts it had still work but are not listed on the UI right now ,
since I haven't figured a good way to show them on the current UI style without
making it look odd.

Minor work includes template updates to the
ftrouter-templates repo,
and this includes an experimental cli command that was added to the current
master branch of ftrouter, it now
allows you to init a folder though this is not in any of the official releases
tags, also I finally plan to sort the of ftrouter using some cli tool framework
first before I release ftrouter onto the npm registry. You can still install it
using the git repo as the repo consists of the compiled source.

mkdir -p new-project
cd new-project
ftrouter --init # which is a shorthand for `ftrouter --init -d .`

For an example on how ftrouter works you can check the
music-server or the minimal
template's example which includes both query and param cases as well.

That's all that I was able to do this weekend, though I plan on focusing a
little more on TillWhen next week, let's see if I do.