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Markdown Metafield Now Available

Markdown is a great tool in the developer's tool belt that offers a quick and easy alternative to HTML text formatting.  We are happy to let you know that you now have a Markdown Metafield to use for your Cosmic JS Objects.

Login or sign up to begin using Markdown.

Simply go to add a new Object or edit an existing Object and click "+ Add Metafield" and notice the latest Markdown option.  You have the ability to preview the Markdown as well by clicking the Preview tab.

Let me know if you have any questions about this new option in our community and on Twitter.

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In this tutorial, we're going to create a small Twitter-like mobile app using React Native. With our app, users will be able to create accounts and log in, see a feed of all of the posts created by themselves and other users, and add their own posts to the feed. The data for all of our users and posts will be managed by Cosmic JS.

I've been thinking a lot about what makes a great product / UI / feature set.  I've narrowed it down to two words: 

Beautifully easy.

I also keep coming back to the idea of user empathy.  Whenever I hit a road block in trying to do something with Cosmic JS, I make a note of it and try to tear down the road block.  I've noticed that when I come back to the place where the roadblock was and find a nice bridge, I'm a happier user.  And I think in software development that's the highest goal you can attain.

Cosmic JS is on a mission to be the easiest way to manage content for your websites and applications, the latest update includes the ability to save your Cosmic JS objects as a draft.  This means you can continue to perfect your content privately and when it's ready to publish, simply click "Save" and the object will then be published and available on your bucket's API endpoints.  

This is another feature we've added in response to feedback we're getting during the Cosmic JS private beta release.  We'll keep rolling out updates in response to feedback, so please keep the feedback coming!

If you have not signed up, sign up now for Cosmic JS and join us during the private beta release as we continue to build out the best content management platform to handle needs for your websites and applications.

We are excited to announce the addition of our GraphQL API to help you get content from your Cosmic JS Buckets faster and more efficiently.  The Cosmic JS community has been very supportive of adding GraphQL as an alternative to our REST API and we are happy to now make this available.

We're excited to announce a new feature that allows you to easily monitor API usage and activity for your Cosmic JS-powered applications.

When building websites connected to a CMS, it is important that the content is structured as simply as possible for the end user to edit.  I call this user-first content development.   It benefits everyone – the content editor, the developer and the agency when the developer makes sure the content editor is empowered with the easiest and most intuitive way to manage content.  This seems obvious, but this oversight happens all too often and results in confusion and ultimately a bad experience which is bad for everyone  the developer, the content editor and the agency.