Astro Weekly #25

Authenticate your Astro app with Clerk, build a Netflix-style web app with Astro DB, March 2024 recap

Greetings Astronauts!

In today’s newsletter, we’ll be taking a quick look back on the madness that was March, exploring new authentication methods for your Astro projects, using Astro DB to create a Netflix-style web app, as well as our usual roundup of community resources, and Astro Showcase to ignite your imagination.

Go for launch.

This week month in Astro

What a month it was

What’s new in Astro - March 2024 🆕

Astro DB, Astro Studio, Astro Developer Portal, Astro 4.5 + more. It’s fair to say Astro’s Trello board was a little busy in March.

If you need a reminder of everything that unfolded in March 2024, Elian van Cutsem has you covered.

Ever feel like someone is doing your job for you?

Astro Boosters 🚀

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Astro Weekly is brought to you this week with the support of Tailscan.

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Astro Community 🧑‍🚀

Let Clerk do the work

Authenticate your Astro app with Clerk 🔐

Clerk support has landed in Astro with an all-new community SDK.

Authenticate your Astro apps with Clerk’s pre-built components or utilize the isomorphic auth store to create your own custom flows.

Export prebuilt UI components as Astro components including sign-in, sign-up, and user profiles. Two starter kits are also available in either JS or React.

You can also see Clerk + Astro in action by checking out this demo:

Build a Netflix-style web app with Astro 📺


Forget watching Arrested Development for the hundredth time, why not binge-watch this epic stream as Jason Lengstof attempts to recreate a Netflix-style web interface using Astro and Astro DB?

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 🤩

Bringing creativity to life

If this week’s Astro Showcase feels familiar, you’re not alone.

Anatole Touvron is a multidisciplinary developer specializing in animations and interactions, formerly of Lusion whose incredible website you may remember from our showcase in Astro Weekly #10.

Anatole has now applied the magic touch to their portfolio, built with Astro, GSAP, and Three.js. Anatole’s work is brought to life with several creative hover effects, plus some very nice use of Views Transitions.

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…

  • JoinRepo — automate access to private repos on GitHub

  • Blip — a fast way to send files anywhere

  • Boilermates — directory of boilerplates for popular frameworks

That’s all for now, folks!

If you wish to share something with your fellow Astronauts in a future issue, you can reach me at [email protected] or via DM on X.

In the meantime, have fun out there.

Nathan 🧑‍🚀