Harp v0.10.0 was released last week, making Harp even better for developers working on client-side applications. If you’re using AngularJS, Backbone, Ember.js, or a similar library, Harp v0.10.0 is for you. Read more about the new version here.
Update or install Harp using
npm install harp -g. You may need to use
sudo npm install harp -g depending on your system.
This release also introduced an API change that is a one-character fix, but will impact your application if it iterates over
_data.json metadata. More details are in the v0.10.0 release post.
Harp Platform is now open
Harp Platform is a front-end publishing platform powered by Harp and integrated with Dropbox. It’s also where this blog is hosted. Now, anyone can signup, create and publish Harp applications on Harp Platform, and edit and develop them right in their Dropbox. Read more in the introductory blog post.
Harp Platform uses a number of other open source libraries in addition to Harp: Terraform (Harp’s asset pipeline, and layout/partial engine), Dbox (A wrapper around the Dropbox API), Thug, Waterfront, and Rolodex.
Harp Platform makes it easy to publish Harp applications, but where and how you deploy your application is completely up to you. There are guides available for deploying Harp applications to GitHub Pages, Heroku, and Open Shift with more to come.
There are guides available for deploying Harp apps to GitHub Pages, Heroku, and Open Shift, with more to come.
Harp with AngularJS & Bootstrap Boilerplates
Rob Ellis has turned some more popular starting points into Harp boilerplates. The HTML5 Boilerplate with Bootstrap is a great starting point for a website, as is the Harp & AngularJS boilerplate for a client-side application.
Harp mentioned in Mozilla WebFWD’s Alumni Update
Harp is a Mozilla WebFWD graduate, and was mentioned alongside the Harp Platform in a post on the WebFWD blog this week. Harp was originally demoed during Mozilla WebFWD. We’re very grateful for the continuing support from our friends at Mozilla.
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