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egress-foundation: start writing a web app already.

egress-foundation is a minimal Express app template for a user account system, built with Twitter's foundation. I built this with the intention of getting user-based node.js apps scaffolded out quickly.

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Getting Started:

  1. If it does not exist, create a .env file in the root directory of this project.
  2. Your .env file should contain your PostgreSQL connection string in the following format, the ?ssl=true query parameter is necessary only if your database connection requires SSL (Heroku's databases do) and will default to false if omitted:


    This will allow your application to connect to your database

  3. Modify the config object in config.js to modify the application settings.

  4. Running foreman start will serve the application on the post listed in config.js (defaulting to 5000), and process the DATABASE_URL variable, locally. Alternatively, running node app.js will do the same thing if you don't want to use foreman.

Deploying to Heroku:

  1. Authenticate via the Heroku command line, heroku login
  2. Set your environment variables on Heroku
    • If you've already setup your .env file as documented above, simply run heroku config:push
    • Otherwise you can run the following command: heroku config:set DATABASE_URL=postgres://<username>:<password>@<host>:<port>/<dbname>?ssl=true Then run heroku config:push
  3. Push your code up to your Heroku app
  4. You're done!

Modifying site content

Running the tests

Validating JS and Jade files




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This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license