Before I wrote about my angular2 experience. I currently have done a couple of A2 apps
And a static site:
Angular 2 and rxjs observables rocks the casbah!
But now I have been researching costs and back end technologies that I would like to build to flesh out the alerts portion of my evemarket app.
In researching I looked into document storage, but it is not what I wanted.
I just wanted to do a couple of things.
I want to subscribe to an alert to receive push notifications on those.
And I want to store the alert from the user efficiently and run a back end process to poll for price data. Based on that price data, I am going to push that to my subscribing client, which will notify by sound and possibly a screen update.
I have chosen nodejs, postgresql and VS Code as the ide, and REDIS from azure to manage the subscription process.
i.e. I have used REDIS before with c# which has worked fine, but I didn't have the best use case, that's another app I must keep secret...
I spun up a ubuntu server and installed postgresql, node, npm, on the server.
Setting and choosing the dev environment was a bit tricky. I like windows, but I decided to use my mac, so I am using postgres.app for the mac and code for nodejs. This should get me what I want.
I have already run into a few snags. I thought installing ubuntu as a vm on my mac would replicate the stuff I am doing on the server, but the tools are lacking, and being green again with ubuntu, it just felt yuki to work with in this context.
Off for now, next blog will be one of results.