Origami Frontend Components & Services

Origami Newsletter, March 2020

Posted on by Lee Moody.
Tagged with Newsletter.

TL;DR: This issue features remote first working, deep spring cleaning, and an improved release workflow.

Top Things

These are some of the bigger things we’ve done over the last month.

Remote First

It’s hard to believe we were largely working from an office at the beginning of this month. A reminder that we’re here to help. Our level of support is the same, and we’re happy to help via a hangout or Slack. 😊

We’re also running our workshops as usual. This month we ran out first ever fully remote “An Introduction to Origami” workshop for our fellow colleagues in Sofia. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Find us on Slack here:

Email us here: origami.support@ft.com

Or join our recurring open meeting: Origami Office Hours, every Friday at 3pm (https://meet.google.com/vpi-zszo-avx).

Spring Cleaning

In response to these times, we’ve been doing more spring cleaning of the Origami estate than usual.

New Component Release Workflow

We’ve introduced an optional new workflow for releasing Origami projects. If your team maintains an Origami component, we hope you love it as much as we do!

It’s now possible to add a release label to an open pull request which will automatically create a semver release when merged. The version number released is added as a comment on the merged pull request. Labels include release:minor, release:patch, and release:major.

a pull-request which has been merged with a release label, and automatically released with the correct semver tag

The benefits of this approach are:

Special Thanks

This months special thanks goes to you all! You’re all doing a great job. Treat yourselves kindly. We miss your faces. ❤️

Broader Update

A digest list of other things that have happened since our last update: