Malcolm 'Max' DeRungs

Jamstack

The GhostCMS back-end and JavaScript, API and Markup front-end platforms behind the website you're looking at right now makes content publishing easy.

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Back End

Source code for GhostCMS, MariaDB, Nginx, Let's Encrypt and Certbot is engineered into Docker images on a local developer device and versioned in a back-end GitHub repo.

This platform is then deployed on a DigitalOcean cloud Droplet with Docker Compose, where database and images are backed up to both local and remote hosts with a cron script.

The platform is administered securely by a DevOps role over SSH, and content is edited securely by an Author role over SSL. Changes to content trigger a front-end rebuild and release on Netlify.

Front End

Source code for the Web application is developed from GatsbyJS, ReactJS, LunrJS, Yarn and Node on a local developer device, and versioned in a front-end GitHub repo. The application currently features:

  • A client-side search engine
  • A dark/light toggle mode
  • Hierarchical tags
  • Syntax highlighting for code snippets

Changes to the front-end repo's main branch triggers a CI/CD pipeline which rebuilds and publishes a new release of the website on Netlify cloud as a decoupled, static-first, progressively enhanced, secure, and headless static website.

Role: Personal

Location: Canby, Oregon

Year: 2019 to present