Astro Weekly #24

The Story of Astro DB, add auth to Astro DB with Lucia, migrating 500+ tests from Mocha to Node.js

Happy Tuesday, Astronauts!

Two weeks have swiftly passed since the unveiling of Astro DB, and the community has eagerly embraced its capabilities.

As Astronauts now delve deeper into its features, we're witnessing the emergence of some awesome projects. In today’s newsletter, we'll highlight the first wave of these innovative endeavors.

Buckle up. Let’s get into it!

This week in Astro

Testing times

Astro simplifies 500+ tests with Node.js 🧪

The Astro team has certainly been keeping busy lately with the rollout of Astro DB, Astro Studio, and the Astro Developer Portal.

However, their efforts extend beyond these high-profile releases, as they've been diligently working behind the scenes to streamline Astro's testing.

In an insightful blog post, the Astro team opens up about the triumphs, hurdles, and lessons learned from transitioning over 500 tests from Mocha to Node.js.

Astro Boosters 🚀

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Astro Community 🧑‍🚀

The Story of Astro DB 📖

If you thought we were done with Astro DB content after last week, think again.

"The Story of Astro DB" by is a captivating mini-documentary that delves into the genesis of Astro DB.

It recounts the inspiration behind its creation following a transformative trip to Copenhagen and offers insights from co-creator Fred Schott, who sheds light on the pivotal technical choices made along the way.

Auth in Astro DB with Lucia 🔐

password: astro4321

Looking to add Lucia Auth to your Astro DB project? There’s now an adapter for that!

Lucia is a simple and flexible auth library, and now it’s easier to get started with the release of an (unofficial) adapter by Lucia project maintainer, Pilcrow.

What else I’ve been reading this week 🤓

Check out these great posts from the Astro Community ↓

If you have something awesome you’d like to share with the Astro community, you can reach me at [email protected] or via DM on X

Astro on X 💫

What’s happening on Twitter X this week…

Astro Showcase 🤩

Astro DB secret sauce

Vote, compare, and champion the best command-line tools in the community.

Our Astro Showcase this week is a fun CLI project by Warp and Chris Pennington. Choose your favorite CLI tool in 4 rounds of head-to-head match-ups.

Okay, but what does this have to do with Astro I hear you ask? Well, Astro DB is the secret sauce working behind the scenes, handling some of the heavy lifting.

Run npx cli-bracket-challenge in your terminal to play!

Other Astro projects in orbit 🪐

More great Astro projects worth checking out! ↓

Would you like your work to be featured in our Astro Showcase? Get in touch at [email protected] or DM me on X

Beyond the Astrosphere 🪐

What caught my eye outside of Astro this week…

  • OpenAlternative — a curation of open-source alternatives to popular software

  • CodeRadar — automated alerts for when your digital assets leak on GitHub

  • GitHub Copilot CLI — the power of GitHub Copilot without leaving the terminal

That’s a wrap to another edition of Astro Weekly.

As always, if you have something you’d like to share with your fellow Astronauts, you can reach me at [email protected] or via DM on X.

Safe explorations, travellers.

Nathan 🧑‍🚀