Announcing Downlink 0.2: What's New

A little while ago, I released a little application to the world: Downlink.

In case you missed it, Downlink as a simple, but super-flexible API gateway for distributing software releases. You could wire it up to AWS, Azure Storage, GitHub Storage or your local files and easily serve any version of your app for any platform or architecture with simple, predictable URLs and Downlink would take care of the rest.

You can read more about Downlink in the original announcement post

Now, only a couple of months later I'm happy to announce I've nearly completely rebuilt Downlink! Version 0.2 is here and despite the innocuous version number, it's a huge update!

Downlink has been rebuilt from the ground up to make it easier to use, easier to configure and much easier to build on.

What does that mean? If you were already using it, you should be able to keep using Downlink just like before and the Docker image will still work.

If you haven't used it before, you've now got more options than ever: run the pre-built Docker image, or you can now build Downlink's functionality into your own ASP.NET Core apps, or build new features directly into Downlink itself!

There's way too many new features to cover in just one post, so I'll be publishing a new post every day this week covering the new features in Downlink 0.2:

Check them all out right here using the downlink tag

If you haven't tried Downlink before, take a chance to try out the new rebuilt version! You can find the also-newly-rebuilt online docs here including a handy Getting Started Guide. Of course, Downlink is completely open-source and you can find the source, raise any issues or questions, or contribute directly on GitHub.

As always, you can reach me on Twitter or in the comments below!


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