"Blog on a Budget" Goals and Requirements
As I thought about what I wanted this overall solution to look like (besides being done affordably), I came up with some general goals and requirements.
This is a post in the "Blog on a Budget" series.
Goals and Requirements Overview
I ended up with a baker's dozen worth of key goals and requirements for this solution:
- Use Markdown-style syntax to write my blog posts.
- Implement a Jamstack solution for site templating.
- Have a simple way to do local development.
- Manage all changes using a GitOps methodology.
- Leverage trunk-based development for my git repositories.
- Use conventional commits to bring some clarity to my git commits.
- Outside of initial AWS account creation and setup, manage all infrastructure through Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
- Use all AWS (preferably free tier) services for deployment and hosting of the site.
- Use Node.js for any needed scripts or tools.
- Have a build and deployment process that is fairly quick.
- Implement some sort of simple issue tracker/ticketing system.
- Find/purchase a good responsive HTML5 template.
- Useful web analytics for the blog site.
So, did I get close to the mark? In the end I met most of these goals and requirements. A lot of these topics will require a blog post of their own in order to detail out the solution I picked and how well it worked. Those posts will be part of this series and probably not come out in any specific order, but I do plan to cover them all, so stay tuned!