Time flies! it really does! Feels like 2023 just started but it’s March already?!
The last couple of months were full of releases and announcements here at CodeSandbox.
We were so busy doing them that we kept postponing writing the changelog. So, here it is!
Introduced seamless branching: the smoothest branching and forking experience yet
Whenever you are in a protected branch or cloud sandbox, you can now just start editing the code, hit save, and we will magically create a new branch of fork so you can just keep on coding.
Seamless branching for open source
Open source contributors now get a much nicer experience on CodeSandbox! Simply open the link of any open-source repo on CodeSandbox, start coding, and we seamlessly create a contribution branch.
Workspace scopes: more VM specs control for teams
Over the last few months, we spent a lot of time focusing on repositories for teams. We saw microVMs working really well for individuals and teams, but realized that teams need more custom-tailored VM setups. So we focused on creating team scopes for repositories and VMs.
Now, each team works on its own VMs, which can only be configured and accessed by that team's members. Learn more about this in our Documentation
CodeSandbox gets official Python support 🐍
The wait is over! CodeSandbox now officially supports Python development environments 🎉 Read our announcement.
Added support for Deno LSP
This includes all the features of the powerful Deno LSP such as types, autocomplete and code refactoring. See our template!
We now suggest repositories you can import based on your GitHub organization
New VM specs DevTool: keep track of the CPU, RAM and Disk usage of each VM
Open a new Next.js 13 sandbox🔥
You can create new projects with Next.js 13 via next.react.new
New “Full Sidekick” mode, specially crafted for those using the VS Code integration
Pitcher now detects the Node version needed for the project using package.json
Added new tabs in the browser sandbox editor allowing an upgrade to a cloud sandbox: Terminal, Docker and VS Code
Added a welcome modal to users when they upgrade from a browser sandbox to a cloud sandbox
Added the ability to change the protected status of a branch (i.e., you can now commit to main)
Cloud sandboxes now get an automatically-generated screenshot if the preview fails
Added a new theme to the Documentation, with more customization options
Team admins can now pre-purchase seats during checkout
CodeSandbox for iOS Updates
Introduced Docker support
Expanded language support: Rust, Go, Swift, Ruby, Python, PHP, and Elixir
Added support for code snippets
Improved Python support
Bug fix: fixed a pesky bug that was preventing our users from listing the branches for a project
Improvements & Bug Fixes
Improved the performance using the VS Code extension on Windows
Improved GitHub permissions, with additional UI prompts to grant missing scopes
Added team manager role that will allow administrative work
Project Editor improvements
Project Editor now reacts to Pitcher sending a notification about it going into hibernation.
If the browser tab is not visible, it will unmount all previews to avoid traffic
to the preview URLs to wake up the VM again. We do not show the
until the third reconnect try.
Improved the startup time of microVMs
Removed legacy authentication layer and ensured SSR rehydration
Improved the Documentation (SEO, search results, theme)
Catch you on the next one 👋