Entries by Alex

Deploying a Node.js app to DigitalOcean

To set up a domain name, see How To Set Up A Host Name With Digital Ocean. If you need to serve your site securely over HTTPs, see Setting up HTTPS in Node.js with Let’s Encrypt. So you want to deploy that app you made with Node? Well, DigitalOcean is one way to do it. They provide cheap, […]

Keep Node running forever

If you’ve ever started up a deployed Node application, you’ve probably had this problem: you start the server with node server.js, check on your site, and it’s up and running. Great! Some time later, your SSH session times out or you close your terminal. Then you go to your site, and it’s down. What happened? You […]

Meetup notes: Microsoft Bot Framework

Last night, I went to a meetup at Slack on the Microsoft Bot Framework. It was a good opportunity to get a grasp on what the Bot Framework is, and how developers are using it to create bots that deploy on several different channels, including (as of March 2016): Text/SMS Office 365 mail Skype Slack GroupMe Telegram […]