Comet: Sprint 1 (March 31 - April 13, 2021)

What was the goal of Sprint 1?
To deploy a full stack and save a “work” in a staging capacity with minimal metadata. We will measure success as: being able to deposit something with a title without the stack throwing an error at us.

What is the milestone that this sprint is supporting?
Depositing a work via a UI Dashboard.

Accomplishments of Sprint 1:

  • Set up the CI/CD[1] (continuous integration/continuous deployment) pipeline.
  • Made the decision to use k3d[2] for local development.
  • Made the decision to use Hyrax Helm chart[3].
  • Added TLS certificate and domain for UCSD staging and production environments.
  • Enabled deposit of objects via a UI Dashboard.

Did we do everything we set out to accomplish?
Almost. Completing the Comet finalized features list and deploying real background workers will continue on into the next Sprint.

What’s next?

  • Getting the staging and production sites in place.
  • Persist deposited files into the storage repository.
  • Object download.
  • Identifier minting for both campuses (ARKs).

GitLab link:

  1. CI/CD is a set of methods that enables application developers to deliver code changes more frequently to customers through the use of automation. ↩︎

  2. k3d is a program made for running a Kubernetes cluster in Docker. ↩︎

  3. The Helm chart provides configurable deployments for Hyrax applications to Kubernetes clusters. It seeks to be a complete but flexible production-ready setup for Hyrax applications []. ↩︎