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Mar. 18, 2019
May. 30, 2018


Unfortunately, I accepted a job where this project is a conflict of interest. This project will be in maintanence mode from here on out.

MonoCorpus is a tool to record code, notes, and papers during the development of software and machine learning algorithms. It lets you lookup previous bugs and relevant notes to quickly solve new problems and bugs.

MonoCorpus example

Key Features

  • Full Text Search
  • Chronological ordering of notes
  • Title Filters
  • import Arxiv abstracts
  • KaTeX support
  • Markdown support
  • Image support (beta)

How it Works

gateway proxying into gRPC MonoCorpus uses Vuejs on the frontend, GraphQL as a gateway layer between HTTP and grpc calls, and golang microservices in the backend.

async messaging As notes are written and sent to the backend, we save them and then send them to a messaging platform for other services to pick up asynchronously.

robust authentication We use keycloak to provide authentication and authorization of users. Every user is able to enable two-factor auth for their account.


  • Notes
    • CRUD functions to Mongo.
  • Search
    • Async CRUD functions to add notes to Elasticsearch.
  • Gateway
    • GraphQL interface to notes and search.


Monocorpus should be installed inside of your $GOPATH at

create an .env file in monocorpus/docker. It should have the following variables:





There are a couple snags that I've run into deploying this:

  1. the system needs to be aware of the host name. This is for proper routing of calls, decryption of tokens, and ACME support in traefik.
  2. Elasticsearch may need permissions to write to your elasticsearch data directory. Run chown -R 1000:1000 es to fix this.
  3. Keycloak's realm requires knowledge of valid redirect urls. If you are not running on localhost, this needs to be changed. You can boot up keycloak, and go it it's endpoint at /auth/admin and login with the above user and password. has more information about where to navigate to change client urls.
  4. docker-compose up -d to bring the whole system up.

Notable Dependencies

Search - Elasticsearch

Proxy - Traefik

Authentication - Keycloak



How to Contribute

Please feel free to send me a PR. There's a lot of low-hanging fruit across this project -- refactoring, documentation, testing, new features. Let me know if there's something you want to work on and we can discuss.

Please rebase PRs if necessary --