In this post I’ll show you how you can quickly and easily setup a fast Joomla! site running in Docker, and using Memcached for caching. We’ll also be using Docker Compose to make managing the relationships between containers easier. Docker Compose makes the task of managing multiple Docker containers (in our case, Apache, MySQL, and […]
The Azure Container Service (ACS) makes it easy to deploy a mesos cluster on Microsoft’s cloud. Unfortunately networking between containers on different slave nodes is a little more complex than when on your local machine. This problem is mostly solved using mesos-dns, but that still needs to be deployed on your cluster. In this brief […]
Beats are data shippers for Elastic Search, and replace Logstash Forwarder. In this post I show you how to compile and run them on the Raspberry Pi.
Managing Azure DNS with the CLI is a pain, which is why I created an open source tool for managing it in simple text files savable in version control.
Testing your application can seem like a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Setting up testing is easy, and lets you write your tests as you write your code (or vice-versa if you’re using TDD) and prevents you from gaining testing debt in your source code. In this brief guide I’m going to […]
I’ve recently started building chef scripts to manage server configurations in Azure. This is a nice way of creating VMs that can then make use of the Azure autoscale features. I did not however have a convenient way of quickly testing these scripts when I made some modifications. Therefore I decided to use Vagrant to […]
The Logstash Forwarder project is designed to be run on small systems that don’t have alot of resources, and where the logs need to be sent somewhere else to be stored and analyzed anyways. This description matches Raspberry Pis pretty much perfectly: they’re tiny, and if you have alot of them you probably want a […]
Kubernetes Pods can be an interesting concept to get your head around. Despite the fact that the idea is pretty simple, many people often have trouble figuring out the relationships between pods and all of the other Kubernetes components. In this brief article I will describe pods and how they are used. (more…)
So, you’re looking to build a WordPress Plugin eh? Well here’s a couple things that I found after I started building my first plugins that I really wish I would’ve known beforehand. Now I’ve got a few hours ahead of me re-coding my plugins to my new standards (the things you’ll find below) which wouldn’t […]