Tina Cloud, the next iteration of Forestry
Over the past 14 months, we’ve been hard at work building the next iteration of Forestry CMS, Tina Cloud. Next month, we’re launching a small public beta for Tina Cloud and are initially focused on a narrow use case to refine some UI/UX work before expanding the beta to a larger audience. This narrow use-case will target React-based sites, preferably using Next.js.
Tina Cloud Tina Cloud is a headless API backend that talks to your Git repository, much like Forestry but with an open-source GraphQL API.
Why We Created a Git-Backed Content Manager
Software developers have long used Version Control Systems for tracking changes to code. Any code project will benefit greatly from using version control, and any developer worth her salt should be wary of a codebase that does not use version control. Version control makes it easy to monitor changes to code, track down bugs, and manage releases.
Forestry’s content manager is supported by Git, one of the most popular version control systems available today.
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March 27th Service Outage
As some of you may have noticed, Forestry was down for about 2.5 hours between 23:00 UTC March 27 until 01:30 UTC March 28. In the spirit of full disclosure I’d like to explain what happened and why.
Forestry is a Rails application and from time to time the number of migrations we have get unwieldy. Being an application under rapid development, things are constantly changing and migrations are created sometimes daily.
Forestry.io + Techstars 2016
We’re stoked to announce that Forestry.io is going to be part of Techstars NYC. The 90-day program runs from July until the end of September 2016.
What this means for Forestry and our users:
We’re going to be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in New York tech We get to focus intensly on making Forestry awesome for our users. Stoked to be working 15-hour days! Over $1,000,000 in amazing “perks” (free stuff) from companies such as Amazon, Digital Ocean, Microsoft, Google, Sendgrid, etc.
Why we built Forestry
My friend, Emily, needed a simple website for her restaurant. She’s a chef and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of DNS, hosting, design, etc. As a recovering freelancer, I offered to help.
Normally, I would use WordPress for a site like this, but I was fed up with the headaches that comes with maintaining a WordPress site. So, I took an evening and cranked out a simple 1-page static site.