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BowTie's Docker image.
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##General Idea
An analytics tool to visualize and understand how you and your friends interact in your Whatsapp groups.


The following tools are proposed for the different parts.


###Clone repository

First, clone into repository via

git clone
cd groupdynamics

Next, checkout fetch all existing branches and checkout the desired one.

git fetch
git checkout <branch-name>

###Backend: Setting up the Virtual Environment

We use virtualenv to isolate the Python distribution and packages from the host's own Python distribution.

Check if there is a venv folder


If there is no virtualenv, do:

if your system has a python2.7 distribution as default:

virtualenv venv

if your system has any other python distribution as default (and assuming you've installed python 2.7):

virtualenv -p /usr/local/bin/python2.7 --no-site-packages venv

Now, activate the virtual environment

source venv/bin/activate

install the required packages

pip install -r requirements.txt

and to run the app


###Frontend: Setting up the Yeoman Toolset

GroupStats is scaffolded using yo:angular which in turn requires Node.

To install Node, it is highly recommended that you use nvm. Follow the instructions in to install it in your computer. Basically you just need to run:

curl -o- | bash

Once you've installed nvm, you need to install the proper Node version:

nvm install v0.12

Now use that version:

nvm use v0.12

Ok, install the required libraries using npm:

npm install -g grunt-cli bower yo generator-karma generator-angular

we should now install the required dependencies using bower and npm:

npm install
bower install

###Frontend: Serving the GUI

You probably want to serve your GUI so you can see changes as you make them. Grunt allows you to serve a live GUI that will update whenever it detects a change in the code:

grunt serve

This, however, will not boot up the backend. If you want to test the entire application do

grunt build

and then after it is built run the command as seen above.


GroupStats uses Docker and AWS for it's deployment. The deployment process consists of the following:

  • On commit to the master branch, there is a commit-hook that calls Docker Hub to build the image. The steps needed to build the image are explicitly described in the Dockerfile.
  • Once the image is built, the admin manually goes to AWS's EC2 Container Service (ECS) and updates the service, pulling the latest Docker image (This piece could, and should, automated in the future deploying every time the docker image has been updated).
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