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Running Scheduled Tasks on Heroku

Having established that a Flask app running on Heroku can send e-mail, I turn my attention to having LibraryHippo do so periodically. The approach will be to change the e-mail-sending to be something that can more easily be triggered from the outside, and then triggering it from from time to …

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Sending Email from Heroku

After getting a do-nothing web app running on Heroku, I think the riskiest requirement is having a scheduled job for LibraryHippo to check families' status and notify them. However rather than trying to satisfy that requirement, this time I'm going to try to set up email sending, mostly because it …

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A Bare-bones Flask App

Last time I laid out the uncertainties that have to be explore before I want to try hosting LibraryHippo on Heroku. Here they are again, roughly in descending order of importance and risk:

  1. web app hosting
  2. scheduled jobs
  3. scraping library websites on users' behalf
  4. a small (perhaps a few MB …

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libraryhippo.com lives

For a while now, I've been dithering over getting LibraryHippo its own domain name. I hadn't, mostly because I'm a little lazy and cheap and afraid of the domain registration process. Yesterday at the Day Job, a co-worker (whose name just might be an anagram of Yen Waster), on learning …

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