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Welcome to the IDX Blog!

Today, we are so excited to ship our official Project IDX blog out to the world. We're not just excited because we think that every good developer tool needs a blog. We're excited for what's in store.

All IDX updates. In one place.

The IDX Blog is going to be more than a spot for the occasional blog or product update. We want to keep you informed on progress we’re making, even when features aren’t fully baked or even ready for release, so we’ll post here often. When we first launched Project IDX back in August, it was an early look; the blog will help us continue to show you where we're headed. 


We built this blog to support a variety of different content forms: from long-form posts to social-style posts and short videos so you can get a quick peek into a feature in development, a video overview of a new use case, or a technical deep dive on a more advanced concept. 

Often, you'll find this content spread out across different platforms. Blogs on the blog. Videos on YouTube. Social posts on social media sites. We created this blog to be the place for all content and updates with one feed to subscribe to it all, because RSS will never go out of style.

Long-form posts

On the IDX team, we are passionate about knowledge sharing. We have an amazing weekly "Show and Tell" meeting where we demo new concepts and the status of upcoming features. It becomes a place to learn more about the engineering behind the scenes as well. We want to take this internal passion and share it externally with you.


We'll be posting Engineering blogs that go behind the scenes about how specific IDX features work and even some of the technology that powers it as well.

Tips, tricks, and more

Sometimes all you need is 244 characters. IDX is young but already has so many features that we want to share with you. Did you know that IDX AI can write unit tests for you? Or that you can build a custom environment to develop on Go, Rust, PHP, or Python?

We're going to be posting new content ranging from technical deep dives to byte-sized posts about all the things you can do with IDX and other awesome tools like Angular, Flutter, Go, Firebase, and much more. Again, If you want to stay up to date check out our RSS feed.

Our blog stack

When a developer finally ships their blog, it's almost a law that the very first post needs to be about how the blog was made.


Astro with View Transitions

This blog is built on our existing Astro site and backed by a headless CMS. Astro makes building content-based sites a breeze. We wanted to take advantage of Astro's View Transition API features to create smooth transitions from page to page. Huge shoutout to the Astro team for making such a great tool.

Deployed on Firebase

Even though the transition feels like a Single Page Application (SPA) the entire site is a statically generated Multi-Page Application (MPA) deployed on Firebase Hosting using the Web Frameworks integration.


Check back for more content and updates

This is the first post of many updates to come. Next week we're releasing a blog about the underlying architecture of Project IDX itself. Make sure to subscribe to the RSS feed and reach out to us on social media if you want us to post about any specific topics. 

We built Project IDX because we want to work with you to make multiplatform app development better, so please give the feedback and suggestions coming either through the Feature Requests portal or by filing bugs. We can't wait to see what you'll build with Project IDX.