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Dev Dad Jokes - My submission to the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon!

jonathanbossenger profile image Jonathan Bossenger ・1 min read

What I built

I built a simple little Dev Dad Joke generator. Hit refresh for a new joke.

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Random Roulette

App Link

https://devdadjokes-9fybd.ondigitalocean.app/

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Description

I only learned about the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon two days ago. With going on leave next week, and having the weekend to build something, I needed to come up with something small, that I could develop and deploy quickly.

A quick online search for a free, open source Joke API, and I was off to the races.

Link to Source Code

https://github.com/jonathanbossenger/devdadjokes

Permissive License

https://choosealicense.com/licenses/mit/

Background

I'm a developer, a dad, and I love dad jokes, and I had an evening to build something.

How I built it

I used Laravel to build it, as it's the quickest I'd be able to get something off the ground with a basic front end UI out of the box, that I could customize.

I searched for a free and open source Joke API, and found one on GitHub at https://github.com/Sv443/JokeAPI.

Discussion (9)

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Sven

That looks good! It's nice seeing my API being put to good use :)
Would you be okay with me adding your project to the dependent lists on the docs and readme?

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Jonathan Bossenger Author

Sven, I had no idea you would see this, your API is amazing and so easy to use. Thank you for helping me build my silly little app 😁

Please, it would be an honor for me to be included in the dependent list.

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Sven

Thanks for those kind words :)
Alright, I'll include your project in the next release, 2.3.1

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Jonathan Bossenger Author

Namste!

BTW I was considering adding this as a feature

github.com/jonathanbossenger/devda...

Please feel free to comment there if you have any concerns/requests. I'd hate it if it became something that was a burden to you.

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Sven • Edited

I don't have any concerns, that's what I made that feature for, in fact I love that people keep submitting new jokes! Just note that there's a strict rate limiting of 5 submissions per minute per IP address.

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Nagy Szabolcs

Absolutely love this! 😂
joke

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Jonathan Bossenger Author

I've seen a few like that that really made me lol.

I just put this together for the fun of trying out the DO app platform, I might actually go and buy a domain for it and try to see if I can make it better/more user friendly. The world needs more laughter.

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Nagy Szabolcs

Totally agree! If you choose to do so, I can give my thoughts on the design aspect! :D

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