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re: My favorite front-end debugging hack VIEW POST

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Awesome!!! I don't do back-end, but wouldn't another use case be to write a microservice to trigger a page rebuild weekly/monthly? Is that a ridiculous idea? Asking for a friend....

 

No, this particular trick would not be ideal since it would require your back-end JS process to run indefinitely. A better option would be a daemon or cron job process running on a given machine that initializes the new build and runs the deployment process on a set schedule like weekly/monthly/etc.

Projects with a lot of UI states and complexity would require some safeguards be in place, such as automated end-to-end (E2E) testing via a Continuous Integration (CI) service to ensure updated dependencies don't cause breaking bugs.

 

Yeah, I didn't even think about it running indef, but like I said I haven't really done any back-end yet. I'm trying to figure out how to rebuild/redeploy a site I built for my church whenever a new post is published to Wordpress and I was hoping against hope this would be a passable solution. You clearly know what you're talking about, can you point me to a microservice I can put into a firebase function to have it call and check?
Note: I think there is a plugin on wp that is designed to do exactly this, but the church isn't trying to pay 300/yr and I feel like if I were smarter, I could figure it out. But again, I'm on front-end and this is backend, so I'm kinda lost....

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