Category: Technology

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jappler.com Web Development

Embrace the New , Remember the Old

Four years ago I put together a base theme/framework called “Lucidity” that served me well. I even created a mobile version which also worked great. As the years went on – and I started using Bootstrap for responsive designs, I realized it was time to update my personal site and here it is.

Hosting Web Development

Install Varnish in Under 5 Minutes With Bitnami

If you have been following my posts for the last month (or talked to me about what I have been up to recently) you will not be surprised I have another post about the ease of use/awesome documentation when using Bitnami. I still am 100% impressed with the documentation – as each example I have […]

Web Development

Bitnami Applications: Test Drive Applications

Ever curious how something like Redmine, DreamFactory, or a number of other tools, content management systems, etc looked like/worked? If you did – but did not have the time to download the code, configure your server, etc – Bitnami to the rescue (again!). Within minutes, you can have a server up and running with everything […]

Web Development

The Importance of User Defined Tests

When working on a large project or a seemingly simple task – I have come to realize it is extremely important to always get a test case (or test cases) directly from the client. As programmers and developers, we often have one idea of how something should work, while our clients have something different either […]

Hosting

Hello Bitnami!

After needing to get Redmine up and running and having nothing but problems with installing gems, I decided to take a look at Bitnami where they advertise “Deploy your favorite apps in the cloud and anywhere else.” I decided to give that a shot as well as to use Bitnami Cloud Hosting for some of […]

CSS

CSS Font Families Made Easy

If you are looking for font family code – check out CSS Font Stack. You can chose your font, and with a click of your mouse – copy the entire family for your use.

Apple

Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9) and Gmail Fix?

After upgrading to Mac OS X Mavericks – I have had nothing but problems with Mail.app handling my Gmail accounts. I read that it might be addressed by making sure the “All Mail label is not hidden” – but that did not do anything for me. My message count is off, my message #s are […]

Hosting Serenity Now!

Hosting – It Matters

I work with web hosts all day long – five days a week. When someone asks me where they should host their files – I always rattle off 2-3 different options – depending on their needs.

Hardware

Without a Smart Phone – Week 2

I have spent the last two weeks without my iPhone – something I have carried around with me for over 5 years. I have to say it is has been interesting and sometimes frustrating, but overall – not nearly as bad as I thought. Here are some of my thoughts about not having a smart […]