This Week In CloseBrace - 4/7/17

It was kind of a big week for CloseBrace, given that I finally launched the site! I covered a bit about the work that getting this thing up and running entailed in my Tuesday update announcing the launch, so I won't belabor that here. Instead I'm going to use this space to update you on new content(!) that's already been posted since launch, what's coming up, and a few changes to the way I'm going to do things around here in the future.

So … new content! On Thursday, I posted the eighth Five Minute React tutorial, Version Control Part 1, in which we discuss installing git and setting up a repo on GitHub. We'll need this repo to store the code for MusicList, the project which Five Minute React will help you create. I also have already scripted, recorded, and edited next Tuesday's tutorial, which covers some git basics. We'll be following that up next Thursday with initializing our web server, Express, which will handle both our API and serving the single web page that's going to load our React app. Fun!

As far as changes go, with the site launched, I don't think we're in need of two blog updates per week anymore. There's two reasons for this. The first is that the site itself should take care of some of the job of informing people when new stuff has been posted. The second is that I will be focusing more on content creation and less on development, so there's a bit less to talk about here. I'm going to continue the Friday "this week in CloseBrace" updates, and they'll highlight any new content that's been posted, plus any development work I've gotten in that week. I'll still be tweeting regularly, updating Facebook, and posting stuff to Instagram as usual!

That's about it for this week. I hope you're liking the site! There's a lot more cool stuff coming, which means a lot of work ahead, but I'm glad to have reached this major milestone.

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