The Ed Spencer Link Archive is a collection of interesting content that I come across online, as well as a short comment about it. It’s almost a home for mini blogging – so for comments that are too long to be posted to Twitter, but too brief to warrant a full blog post.
I created the Ed Spencer Link Archive with the idea of having all interesting links categorised and fully searchable, in a single central place, rather than being scattered over twitter here an there (which really isn’t very search friendly without using the API).
So here it is:
The links archive was built using the following tech:
- NodeJs as the main server technology, along with the following packages:
- csurf for some form posting security
- The Pug (formerly Jade) view engine, which is outstanding
- MassiveJs, which is an awesome data access tool that isn’t a big fat ORM
- PostgresSQL as the database
- Docker compose for development ease
- Docker in production to run the web app and the database (yes, the production database runs in a docker container)
- pg-migrator built into the database container for database migrations
- Twitter bootstrap for presentation
- LESS for some styling