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Community Discussion Thread — DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV

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This thread is your place to share progress with your fellow App Platform Hackathon participants and encourage one another throughout the month!

Feel free to share...

  • Positive encouragement for other participants
  • Milestones you've achieved or things you've learned throughout the hackathon
  • Links to DEV posts related to your official submission (especially if you've written multiple reflections/progress posts). Reminder to take advantage of the DEV article liquid tag when sharing a link!

Finally, if you need help throughout the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV, head over to the help thread

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Raman Sharma

This is exciting.

Here is a post I wrote recently that describes some of the cool things you can do with App Platform:

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Bobby Iliev

That is an amazing post! Kamal's video is super awesome 🎉

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Raman Sharma

Kamal is the real deal

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simkimsia

I took my tentative first steps towards this hackathon and wrote it up here

Executive summary:

  1. Deployed sample app on DOAP
  2. Setup repo for idea 💡
  3. Learned abt doctl and app sec from DO
  4. Figured out how to create series name correctly

Amongst many other miscellaneous logistical steps

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simkimsia

Wrote up the 2nd and 3rd posts in this series


Executive summary:

  1. A breakdown of the time I spent and obstacles I faced so far
  2. Revealing what my app is supposed to do
  3. Learned how to show the hero image in your DEV.to post
  4. Finally overcome the obstacle that was preventing me from using Dockerfile to deploy Django on DigitalOcean's App Platform
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simkimsia

Wrote up the 4th and 5th posts in this series


Executive summary:

  1. Realized finally that I best use the DOAP way of deploying Django app. Rather than forcing to use Docker
  2. GitHub social login works!
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Bobby Iliev

That is a great post! Thank you for sharing it 🙌

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Gonzalo Gutiérrez

I have a question:
To make every post part of a series, the hint was

"use series: [“series name”] in the markdown heading of all your App Platform Hackathon posts to link all content in a series"

I've never made a post on dev.to before, so the heading is referring just to a normal markdown heading?

like this?:

series: ["series name"]

or is it something else?

Thanks!

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simkimsia

Yea, I faced the same issue.

The answer is

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series: Your series name
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And put this at the very top.

I wrote about this silly documentation as well in my first #dohackathon post of the series

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monjon

Hi, I have the same question, I couldn't find any answer yet. I guess we can name the series whatever we want and stick with it until the hackathon ends.

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simkimsia

Yea, I faced the same issue.

The answer is

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series: Your series name
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And put this at the very top.

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Gonzalo Gutiérrez

in the "Basic Markdown" version of the post, it's super easy. There's a header between dash lines, just put the series there.

I still can't figure out how to do it on rich + markdown

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Vicente G. Reyes

How many entries are allowed? 😂 I'm almost finished with my new portfolio and it's on the app platform already ✌🏼

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Chris Sev

Unlimited entries! That's awesome about your portfolio! Got a link?

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Chris Sev

love the look. the animations add such a good touch!

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Vicente G. Reyes

Thank God for Lottie's!

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shadowtime2000

Cool it seems like we are having another hackathon.

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Bobby Iliev

Good luck, and have fun building!

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C.B.W.

Am building a tool to help slow the COViD-19 spread down. Secure but simple contact Diary.

Have just written my second post about it here:

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Bobby Iliev

Looks great so far! Good luck and have fun building 🙌

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C.B.W.

Thanks ✌️

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Vicente G. Reyes

I still have a $37.85 credit on my DO account for the covid tracker I built. Will the current credit be in conflict with the credit I'll receive on this Hackathon?

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Chris Sev

The credits will add up!

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Vicente G. Reyes

Thanks, man! I appreciate all the answers I got from you. Cheers!

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Milind Singh

I am trying to deploy my gridsome app with Digital Ocean Static Site, but failing with build process, any idea ?

Error: Failed to launch the browser process!
15:41:55 /workspace/node_modules/puppeteer/.local-chromium/linux-722234/chrome-linux/chrome: error while loading shared libraries: libX11-xcb.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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Hardik Vinzava

When the DotNetCore support is launching on App Platform?

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Bobby Iliev

There is no official ETA for this yet.

As of the time being, you can accomplish this with a Dockerfile in your repo.

This is an example: github.com/snormore/aspnetcoresample

Source

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Shaiju T

Godaddy windows hosting only supports .NET Core 2.0 and Azure is Costly, So Consider cheaper pricing of .NET Core hosting once its released in App Platform. .NET Developers will like it. 😄

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Hardik Vinzava

Sad to hear that .... :(

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Raman Sharma

You can try using Dockerfile like this sample

GitHub logo creativefisher / aspnetcoresample

ASP.NET Core Docker Container Sample for DigitalOcean App Platform

ASP.NET Core Docker Container Sample for DigitalOcean App Platform

Deploy to DigitalOcean

This sample demonstrates how to run a Dockerized ASP.NET Core application on DigitalOcean App Platform. Since App Platform doesn't yet support dotnet core, this sample shows how to accomplish this using Dockerfile.

This sample has been adapted from official dotnet docker sample - github.com/dotnet/dotnet-docker/tr...

Getting Started

These steps will get this sample application running for you using DigitalOcean.

Note: Following these steps will result in charges for the use of DigitalOcean services

Requirements

Forking the Sample App Source Code

To use all the features of App Platform, you need to be running against your own copy of this application. To make a copy, click the Fork button above and follow the on-screen instructions. In this case, you'll be forking this repo as a starting…

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Shaiju T

Hi, I can see App Platform has free pan, So Can i deploy Commercial static websites and .NET Core API with 0 $ plan ?

digitalocean.com/products/app-plat...

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Raman Sharma

Static sites can be done on free tier.
.NET Core API will have to run on the paid tier.

digitalocean.com/pricing/#app-plat...

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Chee Seng Leong

Hi everyone, I'm a product designer and have basic knowledge about coding. I'll be building a digital postcard customization platform where users can customize a postcard, write their message and send to their loved ones through email. They can also download it as PDF if they want to print it!

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Kartik Tyagi

I'm experiencing goosebumps, sharing submission of my project in Digitalocean App platform Hackathon.

Link to the post of submission:

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Kartik Tyagi

On the last day of Hackathon submission. I would like to share my project 'MACFOLIO' with everyone.

MACFOLIO is my visionary project and I initiated this project as a Personal Portfolio website. But it is something much more than that with great potential.

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Read more from submission post about the project:
dev.to/genialkartik/macfolio-digit...

Source code: github.com/genialkartik/Macfolio

LinkedIn:
linkedin.com/posts/genial-kartik_h...

Hope you'll love it.❤

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Ajah Chukwuemeka

Hello guys! Good day. I hope we all had a wonderful holiday. I've been working on the Digital Ocean App Platform hackathon and my project is about building a data visualization as a service product I call: Vaas; this app helps both non-developers to create and download beautiful dynamically generated charts using their data from the app User interface and developers to create dynamic charts using the app API. It is slated for the 'Built for Business' category and this hackathon was the necessary nudge I need to go ahead with building the product. You can find my progress documentation here: dev.to/ajahso4/data-visualization-...

Also, the app can be accessed here: vaas-wu4a4.ondigitalocean.app/ . I would appreciate your comments and feedback on how I can make the app better for everybody that would be using it. Thanks for your most anticipated response. Do have a great week ahead as we all work to put in finishing touches to our submissions.

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Smruti Ranjan Rana

Will we need to take the Basic Plan and pay $5/month to deploy our Node JS server in this Hackathon?

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Bobby Iliev

Hi there,

No, you don't need to use the basic Droplet plans. The Hackaton is only for the new DigitalOcean App Platform.

Also, you can fill out this form to get a $50 credit for DigitalOcean, good for 60 days from the date of redemption.

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Smruti Ranjan Rana

Thanks ✌️✌️✌️✌️

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Bobby Iliev

No problem! Good luck! 🙌

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Raman Sharma

And if you want some encouragement building something for your fellow developers, here it is:

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Olaoluwa Mustapha

Hey guys 👋

Super excited about the hackathon. However, would a pizza delivery app be a good fit for any of the categories? If not, what about an invoice template generator?

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Bobby Iliev

Hi there 👋

Both ideas sound great! I believe that both would fit into the Built for Business category.

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Tushar Agrawal

Should I deploy the app first then fill out the $50 form or the reverse?

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Teri Eyenike

Here's my submission for the hackathon.

dev.to/terieyenike/building-a-port...

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Ankit Raj

Hey, I can't register for the DigitalOcean platform as it requires a credit/debit card and I don't have a card.
Please suggest how can I participate now?

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Bobby Iliev

Hi there 👋

If you don't have a credit or debit card, you can use PayPal instead. Good luck!

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Ephraim Atta-Duncan

Hello, what if I don't have a credit card?

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Atul Prajapati

Use Debit card

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arnu515

Can I host my backend on a DigitalOcean VPS, provided that I do host my frontend on App Platform? I do prefer docker, so please say yes :) 🙏

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Bobby Iliev

Hey there 👋

I believe that as the main objective of the hackathon is to host the applications on the new App platform, it is best to deploy both of your backend and front-end services on the App platform.

You will still be able to use Docker actually. You can provide a Dockerfile for DigitalOcean to use in the build process.

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Lakshya Thakur

Hey guys, my final post from a 5 part series on building Animeccha for the App Platform Hackathon (Random Roulette) :-

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gauravdagde

After filling the form for 50$ credits, how soon I can receive that credit in digital ocean account?

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Bobby Iliev

The official statement is 2 business days, but in most cases, it is much sooner.

You can still start building your app and once you have your credit it will cover the expenses.

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Tushar Agrawal

With the App deployed, do I have to use DO's database or I can use any other database?

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Bobby Iliev

Hi there 👋

I believe that the goal of the Hackaton is to use the App Platform and its different components.

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Kushak Zohaad Jafry

Hi I am already having $49 credit in my account do taking this $50 affect my credit.

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Lucas Sorenson

An above comment says that they will add up!