Incremental UI improvements

Posted on Tue 04 August 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal, conveyor

Small UI updates today

Added a card to show additional information:

info card

Just for convenience a link was added to get from the register screen to the login page.

Add link back to log in


Overhauling the registration page

Posted on Fri 24 July 2020 in conveyor • Tagged with developer journal, conveyor

In this iteration a few small changes are going to be made. Here is the current state of the Conveyor registration page:

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Here it is after the following changes:

  • The width of the form imports are too long
  • Add a referral code input
  • Make the submit button smaller
  • Right align …

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Paving the way for Python 3.8

Posted on Wed 08 July 2020 in conveyor • Tagged with flask, conveyor, migrations

Currently Conveyor will install Python 3.6 when you create a server as 3.6 is the version that is used with Ubuntu 18. However, it would be great to have the ability to install more recent versions of Python and be able to use different versions depending on the …


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Adding a test for the new site button

Posted on Tue 07 July 2020 in conveyor • Tagged with flask, conveyor, testing

When refactoring the new flow for creating a site the + New Site button was removed so there was only one option to add a site. If you already have a site with Conveyor we need to make sure the add site button is available.

To start I have written two …


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Adding reCAPTCHA to a Flask site

Posted on Sat 20 June 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal, flask, conveyor, python

This post will explain how to add Google reCAPTCHA to a Python Flask application using Flask-WTF.

The first thing you will need to do is get your SITE KEY and your SECRET KEY from Google reCAPTCHA Make sure to create a reCAPTCHA version 2 site. Version 3 takes much more …


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Improving site create flow on Conveyor.dev

Posted on Fri 05 June 2020 in conveyor • Tagged with conveyor, developer journal

Creating the first site on Conveyor.dev can use some improvement. Currently the user will need to create the site, create the server, then wait for the server to finish provisioning before heading to the "Sites" page where they can then see that the site has not been added to …


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Helping Python Developers Deploy Applications

Posted on Wed 27 May 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with conveyor, python, deployments

The goal with Conveyor is to help Python developers deploy their code.

To help serve this mission, Conveyor.dev is going to allow Flask developers to deploy an api or application to a Linode or Digital Ocean server without the need for a subscription.

Allowing users in without a subscription …


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Developer Journal: 18 May 2020

Posted on Mon 18 May 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal, conveyor

Found a UI bug on the Conveyor event output. The close button is outside of the event modal.

Close button bug

To fix this I'm actually going to move the close button up to the top right corner and make it an X. Just a small rearrangement of html:

<div class="border-b text-center …

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The pythonic way to deploy applications

Posted on Wed 06 May 2020 in conveyor • Tagged with conveyor, deployments, linux, python, flask, django

Pythonic - an idiom used for the python programming language that encourages code readability while striving for an optimal solution to a problem.

This idiom drove a lot of decisions when building conveyor.dev

To try to make a simple solution that works for most applications.

No container orchestration, no docker …


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Github apps: Securing webhooks with Python in Flask

Posted on Wed 15 January 2020 in github apps • Tagged with python, flask, github, conveyor, webdev, webhooks

Once you have your Github webhooks working you will want to add a bit of security to make sure that the requests are actually coming from Github. One way to do this is to verify the signature Github sends matches the digest of the message.

Here is an example of …


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Github apps: Receiving webhooks with Flask

Posted on Tue 14 January 2020 in github apps • Tagged with python, flask, github, conveyor, webdev, webhooks

Once you have your Github app created you can start receiving webhooks when events occur.

If you want to test this locally you can use an ngrok.io address to route the request to your local computer. Instructions on how to do that can be found at https://developer.github …


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Github apps: Creating and installing an app with Flask

Posted on Sat 21 September 2019 in github apps • Tagged with python, flask, github, conveyor, webdev, webhooks

Create a Github app to integrate with Github

demo

Using a Github app is the preferred way integrate with Github. By creating a Github app you can give your users more granular control of what you have access to. By transitioning Conveyor.dev to use a Github app the level of …


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Create a navigation sidebar with flask

Posted on Wed 28 August 2019 in flask • Tagged with python, flask, sidebar, conveyor, webdev

Sometimes pages grow to a point that the need a little help in order to keep it intuitive for the user. I want to share one way that I have been able to keep pages organized and intuitive to the user by using a sidebar in flask.

Here is what …


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Conveyor Early Access now open

Posted on Wed 21 August 2019 in conveyor • Tagged with python, conveyor

Conveyor.dev early access

Early access to Conveyor is now available.

Visit conveyor.dev to apply.

Conveyor simplifies deployments and lets you focus on building applications

Automatic server provisioning

Site management and deployment

Create PostgreSQL and MySQL databases

Manage your application workers