Death Guild is the oldest continually operating gothic/industrial dance club in the United States, and second in the world. More information here.
This app fetches playlists from the official Death Guild site, creates Spotify versions of each playlists, and then deploys a static site where they can be accessed. A live version can be visited here.
Setup the project using this set of commands:
createdb deathguild psql deathguild < db/structure.sql make install # you'll need to fill in Spotify credentials here cp .env.sample .env export $(cat .env) # creates a database of all playlist/song information dg-scrape-playlists # tags songs with their Spotify IDs dg-enrich-songs # creates Spotify playlists (idempotent, so safe to run many times) dg-create-playlists # builds a static site linking the new playlists dg-build-site # serves the built static site so it can be viewed locally dg-serve-site # deploy the built site to S3 export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID= export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY= export S3_BUCKET= make deploy-site
Procfile provides a watch/rebuild/serve loop for iterating on the site:
go get -u github.com/ddollar/forego forego start
The site is modeled after the AWS Instrinsic Static Site with AWS
CloudFlare and S3 and deployed automatically from Travis. Music metadata is
retrieved from Spotify's API. State is maintained inside of an ephemeral Travis
Postgres that's loaded from an S3 dump when a build starts and dumped when it
finishes. An AWS Lambda function rebuilds
master periodically so that we can
stay up-to-date with new playlists.
- Public URL: https://deathguild.brandur.org
- CloudFront distribution ID:
- S3 bucket:
- Database dump:
- Lambda rebuild period: 4 hours
- Spotify account:
Deployments occur using ephmeral Postgres databases that last only as long as the build does. However, builds dump the latest database state back into S3 after they finish, so it's easy to stand up a local mirror to run some analytics:
export DATABASE_NAME=deathguild export DATABASE_URL=postgres://localhost/$DATABASE_NAME export TARGET_DIR=./public createdb $DATABASE_NAME mkdir -p $TARGET_DIR make database-fetch make database-restore
Then to dump it back:
export S3_BUCKET=deathguild-playlists make database-dump aws s3 cp $TARGET_DIR/deathguild.sql s3://$S3_BUCKET/ --acl public-read
Run the tests with:
createdb deathguild-test make test
Dependencies are managed with govendor. New ones can be vendored using these commands:
go get -u github.com/kardianos/govendor govendor add +external
Spotify has made procuring valid credentials (which are not unreasonably rate limited) for an app like this one quite annoying. I'd recommend creating a Spotify app to get a client ID/secret, and then using their web API authentication examples app to procure a usable refresh token (which this project will then use to get access tokens).
Spotify's API rate limits are very aggressive and an initial backfill might take quite some time. However, all fetched state is remembered so a mostly up-to-date data set should see no rate limiting.