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Technology Radar

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Technology Radar is a tool that helps organizations to monitor their own discoveries. Keep track of your technologies according to your previous successes and failures.

This project is freely based on technology-radar by ThoughtWorks.

In short

  • ES6 and React
  • Hosted publicly by GitHub Pages
  • Hosted privately by Heroku
  • Automatic deploy with git push origin production
  • Google Spreadsheets as database

Live demo

Here you can find our live demo so you can explore all features.

To-Do List

Getting Started

To get started, fork the project and clone your new repository.

GitHub forks

cd technology-radar/

cp .env.example .env

npm install
npm start

# http://localhost:3000/

Available tasks

  • npm test A linter tool for identifying and reporting on patterns in JavaScript.
  • npm start Run HTTP Server on http://localhost:3000/ and watch for changes.
  • npm run build Compile "javascripts" and "stylesheets".
  • npm run deploy Alias for "build". After that, will push changes of the build folder to master branch.

Google Spreadsheets integration

Technology Radar provides a Google Spreadsheets integration, so you can use spreadsheets to storage your data.

Here you can find the example used for our live demo. Feel free to duplicate the document and make your own.

Create your own

  1. Open the document using the provided link.
  2. Click on File → Make a copy... and choose a filename.
  3. Modify the document adding or removing items.
  4. Select File → Publish to the web... and click on Publish.
  5. Now you just need to copy the worksheetId from the url (e.g. 112MlfyXSlIQ8nae85Te_xWDBP136GRaYeHlDdKgYyPo)
  6. Open the file .env and paste to REACT_APP_SPREADSHEET_ID.
  7. Save the file e compile the project with npm run build.

GitHub Pages

The project is a set of html, css and javascript so it can be executed using GitHub Pages.

We use GitHub Pages to provide you our live demo.

You can configure GitHub Pages to publish your site's source files from master, gh-pages, or a /docs folder on your master branch for Project Pages and other Pages sites that meet certain criteria.

If your site is a User or Organization Page that has a repository named <username> or <orgname> , you cannot publish your site's source files from different locations. User and Organization Pages that have this type of repository name are only published from the master branch.

For this project we preferred to use master branch to publish our site instead of gh-pages branch:

  1. As written in GitHub documentation, if you use <username> or <orgname>, the site is only published from the master branch.

  2. If you have a gh-pages branch inside your repository, you cannot switch off the GitHub Pages functionality.

    gh-pages branch

  3. If you have a private repository and want to publish a private site, you cannot use gh-pages branch (read point before).

Setup GitHub Pages

on Code
  1. Open the configuration file at package.json.
  2. Change repository.url link with your repository link.
  3. After that you can deploy to master with npm run deploy.
  4. You can also deploy to master using TravisCI.
on GitHub
  1. Go to your repository page and click on settings.
  2. Scroll down to the GitHub Pages section.
  3. Set the source to master branch and click on Save.
  4. That's it! Now your site is published.

Travis CI

We use Travis CI for Continuous Delivery.

  • When you push your code to remote, Travis will automatically test you code and warn you if something goes wrong.
  • If you push to production branch, Travis will compile and push your code to master branch (if all tests pass).

Setup Travis CI

Obtaining a Github token
  1. Log into Github and go to user Settings page.
  2. Click on Personal access tokens.
  3. Click on Generate new token.
  4. Add a Token description (e.g. TravisCI).
  5. Select public_repo under scope section.
  6. Click on Generate token button.
  7. Copy the provided token (after a page refresh you will never be able to get that token again)
Add token and worksheetId to TravisCI
  1. Log into TravisCI and go to repository Settings page.
  2. Add new Environment Variables.
    • Name: GH_TOKEN
    • Value: paste here the token value
  3. Click on Add button.
  4. Add new Environment Variables.
    • Value: paste here the worksheetId value
  5. Click on Add button.

Heroku - bonus track

Even if the repository is private, the published site with GitHub Pages is always public.

Step 1 - Add Jekyll Auth to your site

this caption is just a memo; we did this already for this project.

Jekyll Auth is a simple way to use GitHub OAuth to serve a protected Jekyll site to your GitHub organization.

  1. Create a file called Gemfile inside the public folder with the following content:

    source ""
    gem 'jekyll-auth'
  2. cd into your public directory and run bundle install.

  3. Run bundle exec jekyll-auth new which will copy the necessary files to set up the server.

Step 2 - Create a GitHub Application

  1. Navigate to the GitHub app registration page.
  2. Give your app a name.
  3. Tell GitHub the URL you want the app to eventually live at. If using a free Heroku account, this will be something like:
  4. Specify the callback URL; should be like this:; note that this is https, not http.

Step 3 - Setting up hosting with Heroku

  1. Login to Heroku.
  2. Click on create new app from dashboard.
    • Select an App name ( e.g. technology-radar ).
    • Select a Region.
  3. Click on Settings tab.
    • Add new buildpack, selecting heroku/ruby.
    • Click on Reveal Config Vars. Config Vars
  4. Click on Deploy tab and configure Heroku with your GitHub repository. Choose an organization, select a repository and click on Connect.

Deploy tab

That's it!

Just run npm run deploy-heroku from you local.

This task will build the project and will push the generated site to the heroku branch.

Now you can go back to your Heroku App and configure it to enable automatic deploys from GitHub from Deploy tab.

Enable automatic deploys from GitHub

or just run a deploy 😄