Show Description Tim and Marie talk about CodePen’s decision to switch away from Solr and start using ElasticSearch to power CodePen’s search. Time Jumps 01:29 What did we used to use? 08:25 Hosting in the cloud 18:05 What was the switching process like? 21:22 Pitfalls and tips from our experience 24:32 JDBC Sponsor 15:02 Sponsor: […]
We’ve got a small feature update to talk about that’s a big deal to some folks: private by default. For some people & teams, having everything private by default on CodePen is critical to their work. Chris & Marie talk about how we added this option and the steps we took to validate and notify users about the feature.
Perhaps someday we’ll have an even more direct Netlify integration, but I wanted to highlight just how easy it is to move a Pen over to Netlify. Here’s a 22-second video, and I wasn’t even moving particularly fast: Export Zip Upload dist folder to Netlify Drop Why? A hosted site on Netlify like that is […]
If you’re already PRO, you’ve probably already seen this! That’s because we announced the feature via a modal on the homepage when you are logged in as a PRO user: @chriscoyier nice feature 🙂 pic.twitter.com/W05dGWo1cf — Espen Brunborg (@ebrunborg) September 7, 2019 Hopefully the name “Private by Default” explains what it needs to: if you […]
Since the beginning on CodePen, our default syntax highlighting theme on CodePen has been our take on “Twilight”. I’m not even sure what the original canonical source of Twilight is, but just about everywhere that offers syntax highlighting themes has some version of it. In addition to the default Twilight, we have a total of […]
We can count the number of user to user problems social problems in all our years of existence, that we know about, on one hand. But that doesn’t absolve us of building community safety tools, especially as we plan on doing more with the social features of CodePen. The basics of blocking: When you block […]
We used to have a project planning document literally called “The Ongoing Reactification of CodePen” in our company Notion. It’s called “CodePen on the New Stack” now, as of course, React is just one of the tools in our new preferred stack that we build new UI with and replace other areas of the site […]
Prefill embeds is a pretty cool feature of CodePen. They allow you to use CodePen Embeds, but instead of needing to maintain that code on CodePen itself, it reads the code right from your own documentation, blog, markdown, whatever. That means: The code executes The user can see and interact with the output The code […]