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A year ago, Telescope was at a crossroads: I felt like the codebase’s technical debt was piling on, and I was having strong doubts about the project’s future.
I briefly considered quitting altogether, but instead I decided to take a clean break with the past, and start fresh on a React-based version of Telescope, codenamed Nova.
Over the past couple months, we’ve been busy porting Telescope from its original pure Meteor stack to a new, more powerful React/Meteor combo.
What’s going on in the Telescope community for the weeks of August 2 - 16.
What’s going on in the Telescope community for the week of July 27 - August 2.
“Does Meteor scale?”
More than any other, this question has been asked since the framework’s early days.
What’s going on in the Telescope community for the week of July 20 - 26.
I spent most of my time working on Telescope, which means I don’t often get the chance to work with Telescope.
What’s going on in the Telescope community for the week of July 13 - 19.
You’ve probably heard about the recent Reddit drama: a slew of unpopular decisions by Reddit management led to some major subreddits temporarily shutting down in protest, and many users voiced their intention to abandon the site.
One of Telescope’s strong suits is how flexible and customizable it is. Yet it can be hard to know just where to start.
You should seriously consider Telescope as a launching point for your next hackathon or startup weekend project.
Why? Because one team did just that, and their little weekend project went on being featured on several major mainstream news sites.
Things have been quiet around here lately, but that doesn’t mean Telescope hasn’t seen activity, on the contrary.
For the last few weeks I’ve been busy completely refactoring Telescope’s codebase. The refactor (v0.20rc) focuses on three main areas: a new architecture, new APIs, and new documentation.
Telescope’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to launch their own Product Hunt or Hacker News.
But it’s far from the only app in its space, and you might be wondering how it compares with other similar solutions. Here is a short guide to help...Read more…
Sometimes you need to spend some time refactoring, rethinking, and rewriting until you get a cleaner architecture and better performance.
And other times, you just want to work on a cool feature. This latest release falls in the second category,...Read more…
Telescope started its young life as a Hacker News clone, but it’s now become a lot more than that.
Today I want to showcase a really cool use case that can be implemented with no coding whatsoever: using Telescope to build your own content aggregator...Read more…
Another great hangout, with participation from the creators of the two biggest Telescope communities around!
The latest Telescope update solidifies a pretty important feature
Let’s say you’re curious about Telescope and would like to check it out for yourself with your own instance. The classic workflow would involve:
- Going to GitHub and getting the
- Cloning the app locally.
- Deploying it to Meteor’s free hosting service.
NOTE: THIS IS NOW OUT OF DATE. SEE HERE INSTEAD.
Telescope comes with built-in email notifications for new posts, which every user can turn on in their account panel. But receiving an email for every single new post might be a bit much, especially for very active communities.