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- What's in here?
- Install requirements
- Project secrets
- Run the project locally
- Compile static assets
- Test the rendered app
- Deploy to S3
- Deploy to EC2
What's in here?
The project contains the following folders and important files:
data-- Data files, such as those used to generate HTML
etc-- Miscellaneous scripts and metadata for project bootstrapping.
less-- LESS files, will be compiled to CSS and concatenated for deployment
templates-- HTML (Jinja2) templates, to be compiled locally
www-- Static and compiled assets to be deployed (a.k.a. "the output")
app.py-- A Flask app for rendering the project locally.
upload_app.py-- A Flask app for writing uploaded data to Tumblr via the V2 API.
app_config.py-- Global project configuration for scripts, deployment, etc.
fabfile.py-- Fabric commands automating setup and deployment
Node.js is required for the static asset pipeline. If you don't already have it, get it like this:
brew install node curl https://npmjs.org/install.sh | sh
Then install the project requirements:
cd familymeal npm install less universal-jst mkvirtualenv familymeal pip install -r requirements.txt
Project secrets should never be stored in
app_config.py or anywhere else in the repository. They will be leaked to the client if you do. Instead, always store passwords, keys, etc. in environment variables and document that they are needed here in the README.
This project, like other NPR apps, requires you to export your AWS access key ID and your AWS secret access key as environment variables so that it can write to your S3 bucket.
Additionally, this particular application uses the Tumblr V2 API. If you are starting from scratch, you need to register an application with Tumblr and then do
fab generate_new_oauth_tokens to get the four required tokens.
Put your Tumblr consumer key in
app_config.py as TUMBLR_KEY and then export the OAuth token, the OAuth token secret and the application secret as environment variables.
TUMBLR_OAUTH_TOKEN=1234 TUMBLR_OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET=1234 TUMBLR_APP_SECRET=1234
Run the project locally
A flask app is used to run the project locally. It will automatically recompile templates and assets on demand.
workon familymeal python app.py
In a second terminal, run the local version of the Tumblr upload app.
workon familymeal python upload_app.py
Visit localhost:8000 in your browser to see the form. The form will POST data to localhost:8001, and then upload_app.py will push the photo and some text to Tumblr.
With the project running, visit localhost:8000/test/SpecRunner.html.
Compile static assets
workon familymeal fab render
(This is done automatically whenever you deploy to S3.)
Test the rendered app
If you want to test the app once you've rendered it out, just use the Python webserver:
cd www python -m SimpleHTTPServer
Deploy to S3
fab staging master deploy
Deploy to EC2
The current configuration is for running cron jobs only. Web server configuration is not included.
fab staging master setupto configure the server.
fab staging master deployto deploy the app.