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Tarzan 1.1 Now Available!

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Tarzan 1.1 is now available. This release has so many new features, I can’t list them all. For that, you can read the release notes. There are also some minor changes for people upgrading from 1.0.x, so please look over the release notes anyways.

Although there are zero API changes in this release, there are lots and lots of web interface improvements for people administering Tarzan installations. I’ve also laid the groundwork for keyword searching, which will be the primary feature of the next release.

Beyond that, here’s a short list of what’s new:

  • The Tarzan information page has become the Tarzan Control Panel. You’ve got access to more information, and have more control over what all is going on with your Tarzan system. It now requires a login, and has been localized into English, French, German, and Japanese.

  • Automatic Update Detection for both the Tarzan software and your Tarzan Extensions. Color-coded notifiers in the Tarzan Control Panel allow you to know if updates are available just by glancing at them.

  • The lifespan of the cache is now a configurable option.

  • You can either use Tarzan’s built-in error messages, or enable error handling to handle your own Amazon errors.

  • Tarzan can work configuration-free for people who just want to upload and go. Even better is the new Tarzan Setup Assistant, which will import your old configuration settings (if any), ask you a few questions, then create the new configuration file automatically.

  • LOTS of other changes, tweaks, and improvements.

As always, you can see the demo, view a working implementation, read the release notes, ask a question, or just get to the point and download the software.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.