A web application that generates unique URLs so that job candidates can track who sees their work.
- Node res
Also using a static site generator by Douglas Matoso:
Build a static site generator in 40 lines with Node.js
It came at an interesting time in my web development learning.
Over Christmas I had become interested in Next.js and Gatsby as tools to develop and deploy websites. But the processes behind these tools was opaque for me.
I decided to take the code from the tutorial and use it to deploy the resume that I had made in September.
I also wanted to explore separation of concerns and have a separate file for the text in a json file.
This meant I had to go deep into using ejs to create loops for the bootstrap components that had repeating elements like the accordian.
One problem I had early was about deciding what should go into the json.
Putting HTML tags didn't feel right. But as I wanted to get it done I decided to leave that discussion for another day.
From Resume Site to Resume App
I wanted to make a resume app that users can configure to send optimised resumes for job applications in a couple of clicks. So that they could use the time for networking rather than writing applications.
The app would have a client, and api and persistent data layer.
In this latest version the data is retrieved from the API when the button is clicked via a fetch command, and a bearer token in the header which is taken from the url.
More details about the API here:
The url is generated in the API by the user and then sent as part of the application.
Here's the url for demo purposes:
Landing on the site without this URL does not deliver the data when requested.
A hack would be needed for that :)
- how decisions made with incomplete knowledge create technical debt
- how to get data from urls using fetch and simple authentication design
- and how to configure webpack!!!
That last point made me smile.
The project is deployed and running as a very early prototype. Enhancements are planned.