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April 11, 2015

JavaScript Gets Classy!

If you are a Web Development professional, and you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ll know that some pretty excited stuff is coming our way with ECMAScript 6. One of the most exciting additions is classes. This will eliminate the need to use...

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April 9, 2015

Tips for Better Web Development Productivity

Bug lists, feature requests, client calls, meetings, cat videos on Facebook; there are many distractions vying for our attention as Web Developers. With new technologies and frameworks constantly springing up needing to be assimilated into your tool...

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March 28, 2015

Understanding The Modern Web Solution Stack

A web solution stack is a group of technologies that when combined, create the backbone for a modern web application. Understanding the stack as a whole and how to use each technology best is very important for a ‘full-stack’ web developer. With the...

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March 26, 2017

Protecting Apache with fail2ban and mod_security

Since I run a lot of custom servers I have found the open source tool fail2ban to be quite useful! Fail2ban is an open source log based IP bouncer. Essentially it reads specific logs that you...

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June 24, 2016

Simple MySQL Linux CRON monitor

Sometimes it becomes necessary to put a simple monitoring service in place for MySQL databases that crash occasionally due to a slim system configuration or other hard to control factors. This script...

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June 11, 2016

Setting up Apache Vhosts on AWS Linux

If you plan to host multiple sites on a single AWS instance and you are using Apache, this is the guide for you! 1) Navigate to your instance’s Apache configuration directory: 2) Create a...

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June 7, 2016

The Next Hot Web Tool Brought to You by … Microsoft?

The next hot web tool is about to explode and quite surprisingly to many of us it was created by Microsoft! TypeScript is best described as a JavaScript ‘dialect’ (credit to Anders Hejlsberg) for...

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April 20, 2016

NodeJS Efficient Multithread Process Management

One of NodeJS’s major platform caveats is the fact that it runs on a single thread. Furthermore this thread can only consume approximately 1.5gb of RAM (a V8 feature). This means that if your...

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November 11, 2015

Super Simple PHP File Cache

If you are using a PHP version > 4.3.0 you can use this ultra simple file caching method to cache any kind of dynamic data. If you’re doing API calls or using PHP to pull data from another server...

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