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๐Ÿง About

OrchardNest is a site built by Leo Dion and dedicated to the Swift and Apple Developer community by providing a source for news, tutorials, podcasts, YouTube videos, and other updates.

Based on the wonderful iOS Dev Directory by Dave Verwer, this aggreates, filters, curates the variety of RSS feeds availables from developers, designers, podcasters, youtubers and newsletters.

๐Ÿ Getting Started

Here's how to get the server up and running...


What things you need to install the software and how to install them.

PostgreSQL Server 12.2

Either via server install or docker.

docker run --rm  --name orchardnest-pg -e POSTGRES_HOST_AUTH_METHOD=trust -d -p 5432:5432

Create the database by running the create_db.sql script:

psql -h localhost -U postgres < create_db.sql

Swift 5.2

For details on installing Swift 5.2, check out the instructions from swift.org.


These are required environment variables used by OrchardNest:


Connection URL to the PostgreSQL database.


YouTube API Key used for getting YouTube metadata.

๐ŸŽˆ Usage

To run the server simply run:

Running the Server

orchardnestd serve 

Running the Scheduled Jobs

orchardnestd queues --scheduled

๐Ÿš€ Deployment

Here's the current deployment setup for OrchardNest:

  • Linode for hosting on a ...
  • With Ubuntu 20.04.1 installed, along with
  • Using PostgreSQL Server 12.2 for the database
  • nginx 1.18.0 for the http server
  • supervisord 4.1.0 for managing processes
  • Cloudflare for help with caching and serving content

Futher details on the server configuration files can be found in the Configuration directory.

โ›๏ธ Built Using

โœ๏ธ Authors

๐ŸŽ‰ Acknowledgements

Thank you to...


Stars: 1
Last commit: 6 weeks ago

Release Notes

33 weeks ago

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Added SiteMap for Google #70 #11 ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Styled YouTube Page #62 #13 ๐Ÿ‘ Added "Add My Site" Link to iOS Dev Directory #57 ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ Added About #27 and Support Page #28 โš ๏ธ Added 404 Page #33 ๐Ÿคซ Added Privacy Page #59 ๐Ÿ“ Updated GitHub README #16 ๐Ÿฆถ Added Footer #26

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