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A Dashboard for developers.

A simple dashboard for everyday use. Its purpose is to show most recent commits to all your repositories, entertain and help with structured information.


A user can have unlimited number of dashboards. A dashboard can be deleted which is an irreversible action. Every single dashboard can have different settings depending on what the user wants.

Current features

  • Configuration Every dashboard is configured individually trough the UI. The user goes trough a few pages to authorize his github account and choose the news providers from the list. You can show/hide(news, jokes, issues) sections in order to make your dashboard fit your needs.
  • Articles from your favorite news providers The Dashboard uses a http://newsapi.com to provide your favorite news. A random one is shown to the UI with an image title and QR code is generated.
  • Active issues for all repositories After the user has authorized their Github account a token is saved in order to use their API and show all present issues for the authorized user. Changes every 5 minutes so if the user creates a new task or resolves one this will take effect on the dashboard.
  • Random joke Random joke is shown to the UI using http://icndb.com to provide a random joke changing every 5 minutes.
  • Reminder Shows a popup message reminding you to stretch out every half hour aiming people to stop looking at their screen for a moment.



Unit tests for the API are created via mocha and supertest npm modules. To run them run "npm run test" (their contents are in test.js in the main folder).

Running the server

The server is being started with the command "npm run dashboard". N.B. If you're using a mac it will require sudo rights("sudo npm run dashboard").


Extra effort was put into documentation of the API. Special comments are written in the server in order to use a node module to represent them nicely in a UI. The API documentation can be accessed on /doc.


The setup assumes that you have mysql as well as git and npm installed. If you want to install the software follow those steps:

  • git clone https://github.com/ivanlebanov/webscript_dashboard.git
  • npm install
  • create your own github app and change the oauthClientId and clientSecret in dashboard/sql_init.sql
  • change mysql setting according to your personal
  • change base in dashboard/webpages/js/config.json
  • run "npm run initsql"


If you want to contribute you have to:

  1. Create tests for your endpoint
  2. Create your API endpoint
  3. Incorporate it in the dashboard as a separate module
  4. Make a pull request

Future planned enhancements:

  • advertisements
  • better UI for deleting of a dashboard
  • additional unit tests
  • add a limitation to the API usage per IP address in order to stop hacker attacks if needed
  • creating more tests on UI and server