In this post we are going to see how we can serve ui assets from github via CDN.
TLDR; CDN (content delivery network) is basically a network of servers and data centers that provides the fast delivery of content.
Today , I was learning about koa which is a node js framework. Suddenly a thought , what if I could create boilerplate code which I can use it for my future side project. I was able to scaffold a basic bolierplate using Koa and typescript.
Here is the link to the github repo if you are interested. It is still work in progress.
Real problem began, I wanted add a banner to my readme. I designed a simple banner , but I knew one thing , I did not want to use dropbox or imgur.
Googling started , and finally my quest ended with
jsDelivr . It was solving the problem which I faced.
Here are the steps , how you can also serve your files using jsDelivr
Setup your repository
Add the banner file to your repository.
Follow the syntax from jsDelivr to serve the asset via CDN
// load any GitHub release, commit, or branch // note: we recommend using npm for projects that support it https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/gh/user/repo@version/file
Below is the example syntax
Now add the asset url to the readme file and push the changes to github readme.
🎉🎉🎉 Problem solved
Thanks for read. I hope it will be helpful for everyone. Please let me know in the comments if I have missed something.
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