Deploy a hexo blog from Github using Travis
Straightening a lot of things out at the moment I got stuck with my blog.
This should be about the fourth blog I have run in my life. And so far the longest standing one. Mainly thanks to my stay in China. And it has gone through multiple stops so far.
First it was a wordpress powered blog hosted on my webspace at der-grüne-baum.net. That rapidly turned into a maintenance nightmare of "Wordpress needs a security update". So in September of 2015 I took a look around for alternatives and found Hexo. A Node based static blog generator. Technology wise totally my thing and static means pure HTML files without so much security stuff going on. So I switched to Hexo at first uploading by hand via FTP. Last year while I stayed in China the manual upload didn't work so great anymore. The connection just didn't take it. So I moved my blog to GitLab. They had native support for Hexo based sites. I never managed to get the domain moved to there however. So now in 2017 I set out to go for the new domain hoverbaum.net and have it there.
Building Electron based applications using CIs
One of the new cool kids on the block of webdev is Electron. With it we can build native apps using what we are best at: websites.
Electron simply wrappes websites to create native applications for Windows, Linux and Mac. Sounds wonderful, right?
Ohh yes and it is a lot of fun building something with Electron. Until one fine day you think you are done and want to "publish" your work. Well here it gets really rough. At least it got for me, so let me tell you my story and get you started.