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Nov 5, 2017 09:11
I use DigitalOcean as the host for my servers due to the ease of getting a servers up and running and the great prices they offer. For even more ease of use, they also offer One-Click Apps which I use to get a LAMP server on Ubuntu 16.04 without worrying about installation and configuration of all the software needed. The only issue I have at the moment (not due to DigitalOcean!) is that Ubuntu 16.04 only has access to PHP 7.0 in default apt-get repos.
The install path for PHP 7.0 to PHP 7.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 can be fiddly. Here is how I do it.
Nov 1, 2017 09:11
For the first time ever, I've managed to hit the 3 million requests a day mark for one of my side projects. This project is a set of 3 Android Applications, all communincating to an API that is based on the fantastic Laravel framework.
A lot of people I've spoken to online over at Laracasts tell me that is near impossible to get decent speeds with a Laravel system and that many requests (about 2,000 a minute, 33 a second) but my little system is ticking on well!
I'll be constructing a better wrtite up of the system in the coming weeks, so make sure you return soon 🙂
Oct 17, 2017 23:10
For the past 6 months, I've been slowly reducing the amount of clients I've been working with, and slowly ramping up the amount of stuff I produce for myself. If there is one tip I could give people in my position - that is, people who want to become self-sufficent, and truely be there own boss - and thats JUST SHIP IT.
May 18, 2017 18:05
Everything was awesome until I hit this:
Build complete. Tip: built files are meant to be served over an HTTP server. Opening index.html over file:// won't work.
Bugger! Don't worry - I found the issue, and have a really quick fix!
May 17, 2017 09:05
Recently, I've been wondering how developers stress test web systems after needing to stress test a system myself. My requirements, I thought, were not that unique:
- Be able to record "user stories(?)" so the system can be tested under realistic conditions
- Be able to be scaled up to a specific amount of "users"
- Report page load times, which can be corroborated to other analytics such as server render time
It wasn't simple, and I've ended up rolling my own!