The majority of the development time on STORM is spent either working on improving existing features or making them easier to use. The rest of the time we spend experimenting with completely new features. To give you an idea of what is on our roadmap, here is a brief update of where STORM is headed...
Although this isn't a new feature, we have been rebuilding the feature completely to make it easier to use and much more reliable. We also have extensive plans to add GitLabs and additional features where you can run bash, PHP, Go or NodeJS scripts before and/or after a successful deployment.
This has been a popular request and we are close to launching integration with the Cloudflare free plan. This will be a simple one-click option to enable on any website. For WordPress users, we have made it really easy to implement the Cloudflare Plugin and API key. Once enabled, your website will have improved security from threats, improved protection from DDOS attacks and improved performance with an automatic CDN.
Teams / Organisations
As STORM has become more and more popular, some agencies have found it harder to manage access each time a new STORM server or team member is added. Therefore, we have created STORM teams to make this process much easier.
With 'Teams', you will just need to maintain a single list of your STORM users and this will update all your servers in one click. If you add another server, you would just add the STORM Team rather than each user individually. Should a member of your Team leave, you will just be able to remove them and their access will be removed from all your servers.
This feature will work with any STORM server when it is live, either help directly by you or with one of your client's who have signed up directly with us at Nimbus.
We have been going through a bit of nostalgia recently, and an area of technology that's coming back is static websites These were all the rage in the late 90's before CMS's such as WordPress. They are having a comeback as they don't use PHP or MySQL and therefore much faster to load. PHP or MySQL are usually the weakest link in any website so removing this will improve the website security.
We first offered static websites about a year ago when we offered Hugo as an installable option when you create a website. We are continuing this trend by bringing in additional functionality to make it even easier to convert WordPress websites to static sites.
This post should give you a better idea of what we have planned over the next few months. We will announce on the Shaping STORM blog when these features will become available. If you have any feedback or suggestions for other features, please comment below or tweet us @ShapingSTORM.