I’ve spent months building a platform to support my development of scalable web applications. In this video, I try to share the learning process.

My personal website has a lot behind the scenes that most people cannot interact with. I’ve written up a few microservices and decided to deploy them on kubernetes. Some may say that what I’ve done is overkill – but it really does simplify the workflow once its setup (and I don’t have to rewrite my codebase in the future!)

The end result:
– Kubernetes cluster on digital ocean.. 3 nodes, a load balancer, and persistent volume
– nginx-ingress controller exposes services to the outside world (all other services are internal)

Microservices:
– jwt authentication server (security)
– hangfire background processing server
– MySQL database
– mailer
– front end

There is still a lot of work to be done. While most services are scalable – the database is not. Currently, our database is a single instance. I think someday I will need to deploy a MySQL cluster to support replication, etc. This was a massive topic to cover in a single video so I could not explain everything, my hope is that people can take what they see and research further.

Technologies Used:
– CPU Intensive Backend: C# with ASP .NET Core
– Simple I/O Intensive Backend: Node js
– Database: MySQL
– Scheduler: Hangfire open source background processing library
– Authentication: JWT backed by Dotnet Identity
– Mailing Service: Sendgrid
– Integrations: YouTube, Github
– Deployment: Docker images w/ Kubernetes
– Front end: Next js / React

Hangfire (background processing): https://youtu.be/NRiVrZ_8vwA
YouTube Descriptions Updater: https://youtu.be/uKmjvCPllWQ
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Gear
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– Video Editing Software (Premiere Pro CC): https://goo.gl/rKx66D
– All Adobe Apps (I use this plan): https://goo.gl/hrTYFS
– Keyboard (Velocifire TKL01) : https://amzn.to/2AQTjJQ
– Monitors (Dell U2518D) : https://amzn.to/2AQQmco
– Webcam (Logitech C920): https://amzn.to/2Cw588c
– Desk Microphone (Blue Yeti): https://amzn.to/2FPFmzi
– DSLR (Canon T7i): https://amzn.to/2T54mpZ
– Wide Lens (Tokina 11-16mm F2.8): https://amzn.to/2MlpvcO
– Full list of gear: https://devoncrawford.io/gear

Music
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Puar – GEMS W/ sin
Link: https://soundcloud.com/puarbeats/gems-w-sin

bob le head – gapintheclouds [ep] @ 6:52
Link: https://soundcloud.com/bob-le-head/gapintheclouds-ep

dis.joint – knock
Link: https://soundcloud.com/dis-joint/knock-3

A L E X – Easy Track (part of Growing Up, Vol.2)
Link: https://beatsupply.fanlink.to/growingupvol2