My COVID lockdown project has been an open source project called Portaler. Portaler is a collaborative mapping tool and the number one of its kind for the game Albion Online. In about 3 months after I launched, it started receiving about 15,000 monthly active users according to Cloudflare metrics. Which, I believe is a fairly heavy chunk of the game's active players .
The project is written entirely in TypeScript using Node & React.
- The repo can be found here: github.com/Portaler-Zone/portaler-core
- You can find the main site here: Portaler.zone
- But the real action is at either
* Sorry, these apps aren't mobile friendly at this time. It kinda just grew from a personal need into something a lot of people use.
As far as tech goes, it's just a simple crud app, due to rules set by the game's owners all user input is manual. It's run on less than < $30 a month of hardware with plenty of room to grow.
As of this writing, it doesn't use a GraphDB, but it definitely should and that's probably coming soon, ...or websockets (if you couldn't tell by the insane number of requests it runs off a heartbeat).
Here you can see a Twitch stream of me using it & ultimately dying in the process.
I've written a few articles but it's nothing I do regularly. Mostly for SitePoint because I had some friends who freelanced for them.
I've since found the glory that is Visual Studio Code
- An Introduction to JSX (2017)
Written as part of their "Quick Tip" series and meant to be short and light on technical stuff.
- Then a couple more on my SitePoint profile (2016)
A couple jQuery based articles I updated in 2016 because they had a lot of traffic. I think both were originally written in 2011 by other people.