Successor to Askja, a very simplistic blogging platform designed specifically for running on ephemeral platforms (like Heroku).
The main features of Hekla:
- Fast iteration on article versions. Updating an article is done via a simple JSON API, and when hit with a client like Curl an update is possible almost instantaneously.
- Supports multiple "blogs" in the same repository by creating new directories
themes. These still need to be deployed separately, but can share a common codebase.
- Not as susceptible to frequent security exploits or outdating (i.e. unlike my previous versions, it's not written in Rails).
Deploy to Heroku:
git clone https://github.com/brandur/hekla.git cd hekla heroku create the-surf export HTTP_API_KEY=$(ruby -e "require 'securerandom'; puts SecureRandom.hex(20)") heroku config:add THEME=the-surf HTTP_API_KEY=$HTTP_API_KEY git push heroku heroku run 'sequel -m db/migrate $DATABASE_URL' heroku addons:add memcache:5mb
Upload an article using a template like the-surf:
git clone https://github.com/brandur/the-surf.git export THE_SURF_HTTP_AUTH_KEY=$HTTP_API_KEY export THE_SURF_HOST="https://the-surf.herokuapp.com" bin/new articles/test-article bin/create articles/test-article.
Settings are pulled from
bundle install sequel -m db/migrate $DATABASE_URL foreman start
Run the test suite with:
createdb hekla-test bundle exec sequel -m db/migrate "postgres://localhost/hekla-test" rake