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README.md

gistblog

gistblog is a simple node.js app (easily hosted on Heroku) that uses Github for user authentication and Gists for the backing store of post data. gistblog presents a simple interface to quickly compose markdown-based posts and display them to readers.

The author may publish posts as public, private, or limit viewing of posts to specific Github usernames (useful for a private post among a group of people or peer reviews of drafts before making a post public).

More features coming soon.

Example

A reference implementation can be seen at: http://txt.jazzychad.net

Development

To setup run the following commands:

npm install -d
heroku apps:create --stack cedar <app_name_here>
heroku addons:add mongolab:sandbox # free 496mg mongo tier
heroku addons:add redistogo:nano # free 5mb redis server

use foreman for local heroku testing

DO NOT PUT SENSITIVE KEYS OR INFORMATION IN THE SOURCE CODE EVER. PUT THEM IN ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES AND REFERENCE THEM FROM CONFIG.JS

See exports.sample.txt for environment variables you will need to set.

Contributing

If you would like to contribute to this project, great! Please fork this repo and get it up and running locally. Create a feature branch, and then send a pull-request once you have finished it.

Contact

Questions about how things work? Feel free to ping me on twitter @jazzychad. Enterprising folks can also find my email address through my website.

Disclaimers

This code will be under active development and might change frequently.

LICENSE

MIT License. See LICENSE for info.

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