Open-source blogging platform
Merely install dependencies and run the application using
npm start. The
start command will compile and bundle all necessary assets, set up file watchers, as well as
browser-sync so that you're able to continuously develop.
npm installnpm start
First off you'll need to download and install the
pip install awscli
Then configure it with your AWS credentials. Make sure to leave the default JSON format output as-is, the deployment scripts revolve around using
jq to parse the
You'll probably want to create an instance on EC2. The command below will spin up a new instance, give it an IP address, and set it up for
nginx. Note that the database server must be hosted separately. For this purpose I chose MongoLab as my DBaaS provider of choice, the free tier should suffice.
npm run launch
Configure it with it's private environment variables, which you should place in an
.env file in the application root. The command below will push the
.env file via
rsync to the server and restart it, so make sure you only update environment variables when necessary.
npm run configure
Whenever you want to deploy, use the command below. It'll bump the version by a single
patch digit and upload the diff since the last deployment. Uploading occurs via
node are hot-reloaded thanks to
npm run deploy
You can then quickly access the deployed site on your favorite browser.
npm run open
If you run into trouble, you can
ssh into the instance and ammend the situation by yourself.
npm run ssh
To access the production site visit ponyfoo.com, or use
curl to get a plaintext edition.
curl -L -H "Accept: text/plain" ponyfoo.com/articles/last