Hammer 1.6 - It's All About Speed

Hammer 1.6 has finally hit the App Store, with a brand new feature: speed.

The Cache

When it comes to front-end development, speed is crucial. We're pleased to announce that Hammer 1.6 has a great new caching system, designed to save you time. Loads of time.

How it works

Every time you make a change to your templates, Hammer checks your project's files. Any files that have been updated are compiled and re-built. Hammer's caching engine is even clever enough to work with includes. For instance, if your index.html page includes _header.html, every time you update _header.html, index.html updates too.

Clearing the cache

To clear the cache, simply click the Hammer window, and then click the "Rebuild now" button. Manually building your project always clears the cache, so if you have any problems with cached files, you can easily recompile your project from scratch.

The Bottom Line

It's simple, effective - and fast! Hammer is now up to 500x faster than previous versions. That's huge. We really think this is the best version of Hammer yet, and we really hope you like it.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy of Hammer for Mac from the App Store today!