This is not a static blog. It dynamically loads all of my GitHub Gists that begin with
blog_. This presented a challenge as to how I would implement RSS, considering I don't have a backend from which I can build the RSS feed, and I also can't statically generate the feed with each deploy, as a Jekyll blog might do.
Wut do? My boring compromise (for now!) is to make a simple Heroku app that calls the Gist API to grab the blog posts, just like this blog does. Except instead of actually rendering the Gists into a blog, I give an RSS feed!
This should be a pretty fun, byte-sized task. Which makes it perfect for a blog post!
Divying the task into little pieces
This project can be divided into the following tasks:
- Set up "Hello, world!" web app on Heroku