Not unlike many other developers, I have a pantheon of abandoned side-projects, prototypes, and ideas.
Most projects get abandoned for many reasons, from lack of interest to become way more complicated than what maintainers initially envisioned.
Siteguardian can attribute its beginning to the latter case; while working on a different idea, I started to hit many walls and snags — mostly due to me doing said tasks for the first time using that stacks and having a fairly complex architecture.
In September 2020, I decided to take a project with a smaller scope to refine my approach and hopefully develop a standard system and framework that I could reuse across several micro-saas projects.
At the same time, I wanted to focus on a project that solves a real problem, and what better than an old pain point from my days and e-commerce; SSL and domain expiration monitoring.
So here we are. We’re starting with the SSL monitoring feature, but I plan on expanding into Uptime and, Content/API monitoring. I loved to hear features and feedback.
Finally, I decided to build Siteguardian on top of Elixir/Phoenix as it seemed the best technology stack to build applications that require to be highly available and scalable. I’ll talk about my experience with the stack in a separate post, but for now, it is enough to say that it has been great.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2021