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Changelog: export posts

rhymes on November 21, 2018

There is a new feature in town 😅 You can export your posts, you'll receive an email with an attached zip file containing a JSON with all yo... [Read Full]
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This is such a great step towards our commitment to data portability and fostering a healthy relationship with everyone on platform.

DEV is a partner to each and every community member, and has a special relationship to those who trust us to co-publish their work. It's not like people will need their data in this format all the time, but when they want it, they should get it.

Great work rhymes.


What do you mean? Title and creation date are in the export.

ps. didn't know there was a JSON metadata endpoint for the post :D


Is any of the export data going to be added to the endpoint (like markdown/reaction count)?

I don't know, you should ask the team or open a feature request. Didn't know it existed 😂

I... also didn't it existed. It's looks like a remnant rails scaffold that never got removed. Thanks to Rails magic it generates a whole endpoint because the file exists.

I panicked for a second because this is the kind of thing that could result in a data leak but things look okay.

And yeah, I think it makes sense for that page to expose relevant data.

They say any advertising is good advertising but I don't think you want your website being "advertised" by Troy Hunt 😉 haha


Nice going! Awesome first issue task. I hope to see more integrations and asset migration options in the future for People like you make it possible.


Really great feature!

Even I don't need it right now, I like the idea behind and the open relationship between and the members.

This really enhances the platform a lot in my opinion, so thank you :)


Thank you Robin, you capture the central idea exactly.

I hope, I or whomever will contribute next, we'll be able to expand and refine this feature in the near future


This is awesome. I plan to use it regularly. Thank you for your work!


This is awesome! Out of curiosity, would you be willing to share your use-case for the export?


I just implemented the first feature because I was interested in learning a bit more about the source code.

I don't currently have a use case, but I know various users have asked for the possibility to export. It's the first step in a possible migration path.

After all the content is yours...

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