Harp v0.11.1 was released this week, adding support for HTTP Basic Authentication. This makes it easy to password protect an entire Harp app.
Password protecting a static Project Hub
Last Harp Weekly, Brad Frost’s Project Hub was featured, originally introduced in his article for 24 ways. He says a Project Hub
consolidates all the key design and development materials onto a single webpage … (either publicly available or password protected), so that everyone involved in the team has easy access to it. Brad Frost, Project Hubs: A Home Base for Design Projects
With basic authentication, Harp is even better for Project Hubs, as you can quickly add password protection to an entire site needed. Jorge Pedret’s Project Hub boilerplate for Harp is ready to support this; just update the
More examples of how to add basic authentication are now available in Harp’s documentation. You can get started by installing or updating Harp with:
sudo npm install -g harp
You may omit
sudo if you’re using Windows.
Interviewed by BetaKit
BetaKit, a Canadian publication about emerging technology, interviewed Harp’s Brock Whitten and Rob Ellis. The co-creators of the Harp Platform and PhoneGap discuss Harp, the influence of the Apache Cordova/PhoneGap model, and web publishing in general:
The point isn’t that we’re building this product, the point is that the web is the product Brock Whitten, Vancouver’s Harp.io makes web publishing open and easy
If you’re interested in part of the story behind Harp, I think you’ll enjoy this article by John Gray.
No more configuration
Rob Ellis also wrote about at Harp’s implicit preprocessing, and why you might want to move away from configuration-dependant setups. He says if you’re writing configuration to manage your assets, you’re doing it wrong.
Deploying Harp to Octohost
Speeding up Docker deploys with Harp and Octohost
Darron Froese’s has written a post on speeding up Docker deploys for deploying Harp applications on Octohost. Froese’s studio is
building a platform to help deploy simple sites for our clients. The platform is called Handbill, under the scenes it’s using Harp and octohost. Darron Froese, Speeding up Docker deploys
Recipes: Next/Prev links, RSS feeds
The RSS feed recipe was improved this week, adding more details and comments.
There was also a request for how to create next and previous links in a static blog using Harp. I’ve started with an examples on GitHub, and hb-remedy boilerplate boilerplate has been updated to have them, too. A full recipe is forthcoming!
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