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My new Side Projects Stack

golangch profile image Stefan Wuthrich ・1 min read


I'm Stefan, Maker of some job boards for developers like https://fullstackjob.com and the underlying https://boardengine.io

For about 2 months I'm working on my new side project, named Kunven, which is in Esperanto "Come together".
Kunvenu is a simplified Social Media Marketing Publisher Tool, optimized for working in Teams.

It allows sharing accounts between team members.

I use more or less same Stack like with boardengine projects:

  • Go for backend services and engines
  • ArangoDB for the document store
  • Redis for authentication and authorization rules
  • Nsq as Message Queue
  • Rancher 1.x as Docker Management (have plan to move to k8s after vacations)
  • Vue / JavaScript for Frontend
  • Different to boardengine I use now Bulma, not more Bootstrap, and I like it
  • Dedicated Server & Cloudflare

Looking for Beta Users:

As I do this as a Side Project I need some interested Beta Users.
The deal is easy, please have a look Kunvenu
You get a Free Life for Life Time Account or 50% discount on Pro/Enterprise Plan. During Beta as long you give me valuable input all for free: Offer

What's your Side Project? Which Stack you use?


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Stefan Wuthrich


I work as Head of Software Production for a Swiss Telco/Messaging Platform Company. My real passion is developing in Golang, Angular/Vue/ReactJs with Redis, Nsq/RabbitMQ, ArangoDB, MongoDB and Sql


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There are some interesting choices there. I was bound to experiment with ArangoDB, but this never happened after all. However, I'm most curious about using Redis for authentication. Could you elaborate a bit on that choice?


Hi Pawel
Thanks for you comment.
Yeah, I really like to work with ArangoDB. Until now i don't use the multi-model/graph features of it but have some use-cases in mind which bring me to choose this DB.
Redis I use mainly to handle Refresh Tokens and Token Blacklist.


Oh, I get it now. I thought that for some reason you keep user profiles outside of Arango and I wanted to know why. But yeah, keeping tokens in Redis makes sense to me.


Hey! Thanks for sharing with your stack. It sounds very interesting! I have few questions:

  1. You're planning to replace Rancher with k8s - is this doable on middle-end VPS-es? Like... do I need a large server to install some docker management software to it, or can it be done on lower-cost servers (i.e. a 1-2GB RAM one)?
  2. Are you using any web framework for Go services?

Thanks for your questions Jakub

For Rancher 2, which is a k8s "management software" they talk about minimal requirements of 4GB, for a single Node setup. I would say 1-2 GB is probably not enough. But must say, that I'm not a k8s expert, I did some "experiments" and in a company, I work we use it, but there on totally another scale

Go frameworks. You know, this question alone is very polemic :-) but I'm in peace with this..

So.. I use github.com/go-chi/chi for routing, no framework for API backend, I implemented own auth/authz (which makes NOT much sense, but it was good learning), multi-tenant layer etc.
For the Web-Server, which "hosts" the Vue Frontend I use Iris, but would not really need it, as I don't have to handle anything special.


Rancher 2 requires around 4G RAM for a single server install (for HA setup you need at least 3*4GiB RAM servers, and it is not very possible to move from a single server to HA). It would run in a 2GiB server but once you try to config anything, some part of it would just break.


I use Go, Redis and MySQL for all of my backends. Using Bulma on the front-end. One of my winter learning side-projects will be a project to help me learn Vue.

Are you using Cloudflare Argo tunnel to expose your side-projects on your dedicated server to the Internet? If so, you might want to check out my side-project :) I write Packetriot (packetriot.com) and it's built for developers and self-hosters.

You can host any number of services, serve static content and upstream app servers (no need to setup a separate web server for that), and it will manage certificates from Let's Encrypt for you. You can use custom domains as well.

You can deploy it as a container as well, which might work well since you use Docker and containers quite a bit in your stack.


I don't use Argo until now but will have a lock on Packetriot right now


I'm currently working on a guitar chords site project using React for the chord editor, Fastify as backend for some rest endpoints and render html with Handlebars, Redis as session store, Postgresql, and a little bit of vanilla javascript, Milligram for CSS. I wish I have a team to use your product.. Going solo for now. Hehe.


Thanks for sharing your stack. Make's all sense to me and I hope you have fun with it :-)

Btw... You can use kunvenu.com solo too, as I do personally.


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