Gitignore.io Open Source System Architecture

 Building A Service On Great Open Source Tools

I’ve been working on gitignore.io as a side project since February 10th, 2013 and the service has slowly grown to host over 250 gitignore templates. I finally got a chance to create a diagram of gitignore.io’s architecture to show how I maintain an extremely low cost service built using amazing open source and free tools.

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  1. GitHub Free OSS - Source code repository
  2. Travis CI Free OSS - Continuous integration and unit testing
  3. Heroku Staging Free Single Dyno - Public facing staging app for online testing of latest build
  4. Heorku Production Free Single Dyno - Public facing production app
  5. CloudFlare Free Website - Content Distribution Network
  6. IWantMyName $49 - Domain name provider
    • Domain - gitignore.io
  7. User Web Request

All of these free tools allow gitignore.io to run as an open source project serving 500,000 requests and 30,000 unique visitors per month.

 
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