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Hearsay Live News App (Frontend)

Introduction:

A clean reading experience for your news. Live demo.

Accompanying repos:

hearsay

Landing Article View

Built with:

Testing:

Dependencies:

Install dependencies:

  • brew/apt-get install nodejs
  • brew/apt-get install redis
  • brew/apt-get install mongodb
  • npm install -g mocha
  • npm install -g gulp
  • npm install

Environment variables:

  • PORT - Port exposed by this component.
  • example: 3000
  • DEBUG - Debug output (* for all) (optional)
  • example: *
  • NODE_ENV - Environment ('development', 'staging', 'production')
  • example: development
  • CLIENT_API_PATH - Path to the client REST api (relative)
  • example: /api
  • CLIENT_DOMAIN - Server domain
  • example: localhost
  • APPSECRET - Application session secret
  • example: sOmeCrAzYhAsH894372
  • SESSION_KEY - Application session secret (optional)
  • example: express.sid (defaults to connect.sid)
  • REDIS_URL - Redis url (including authentication)
  • example: redis://user:pass@localhost:6379
  • REDIS_DB - Redis database number (optional)
  • example: 1
  • REDIS_SESSION_PREFIX - Prefix for redis session entries (optional)
  • example: sess:
  • MONGO_URL - MongoDB url (including authentication)
  • example: mongodb://user:pass@localhost:27017/mydatabase

Run tests:

  • npm test

Run the application:

  • set environment variables
  • gulp
  • (create a shellscript with the above for convenience if you want)
  • navigate your browser to http://localhost:3000 (or whatever port you chose for PORT)

Development shellscript example:

#!/bin/sh
export PORT=3000 \
export DEBUG="*" \
export NODE_ENV="development" \
export APPSECRET="somecrazyhash" \
export CLIENT_API_PATH="/api" \
export CLIENT_DOMAIN="localhost" \
export CLIENT_API_DOMAIN="localhost" \
export SESSION_KEY="express.sid" \
export MONGO_URL="mongodb://localhost/hearsay" \
export REDIS_URL="redis://localhost:6379" \

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