Astro Weekly #26

Build a multilingual website with Astro & Storyblok, Astro DB in under 10 minutes, Astro rises in Technology Radar report

Greetings Astronauts!

Yesterday, millions of web developers across North America collectively paused their debugging sessions to gaze at the sky and ponder the insignificance of our work.

Back down on planet Earth, Astro continues to gain popularity according to a new report. Let’s check out what’s been happening this week!

This week in Astro

Astronauts detected

Astro rises in Technology Radar report 🛰️

Great news! Astro has soared to new heights in the latest Thoughtworks 2024 Technology Radar report.

Highlighted for its exceptional render performance, rapid build speed, and user-friendly learning curve, Astro is increasingly becoming the preferred framework among developers — but we already knew that!

Matthew Phillips announced as CTO 🧑‍🚀

Congratulations to Astro co-creator, Matthew Phillips, who has announced he has been named CTO of the Astro Technology Group.

Fred, if you need a CMO, that’s Chief Meme Officer, you know how to reach us.

Astro Boosters 🚀

Prototype quicker than ever before with Tailscan Devtools

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

Tailscan is the ultimate tool for Tailwind CSS. Build, design, and debug your Tailwind website visually with Tailscan, right within the browser.

Speed up your workflow and prototype quicker than ever before with Tailscan Devtools — an expansion of Tailscan that tightly integrates with browser devtools.

Astro Community 🧑‍🚀

Build a multilingual website with Astro 🌍

Astro's internationalization (i18n) features ensure your content resonates with a global audience by delivering it in their preferred languages.

In this two-part series, Arisa from Storyblok covers connecting Storyblok with Astro, rendering dynamic pages and menus, and creating custom components as a fundamental before implementing internationalization.

After you’re done watching Part 1, be sure to check out Part 2, where Arisa covers how to render blog articles and manage multilingual content.

Astro DB in under 10 minutes 🔥

If you want a quick and accessible introduction to Astro DB, look no further.

James Q Quick has published a concise overview of what developers can expect from Astro DB and why you should consider it for your next project.

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 🤩

It’s a portfolio special this week as we’re sharing three great personal projects built with Astro 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…

  • css2wind — fun minigame to help you learn Tailwind CSS classes

  • Modern CSS — so you think you know CSS in 2024? Think again

  • Learn Drizzle in 60 minutes — get up to speed with the popular database ORM (useful for Astro DB!)

That’s it for this week. If you’re finding Astro Weekly useful, please help spread the word and help us find new Astronauts to join our crew.

In the meantime, if you have something you’d like me to include in a future issue, you can reach me at [email protected] or via DM on X.

Have a great week, Astronauts!

Nathan 🧑‍🚀