Jennifer Zelazny

Random and Opinionated Thoughts

Category: Web Development

Hosting Web Development

Install Varnish in Under 5 Minutes With Bitnami

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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 followed has worked flawlessly (not something I can say much…especially after spending an evening trying to fix my PS3 vs. play it a few nights ago). What is Varnish? Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You... Read More » Read more

Web Development

Bitnami Applications: Test Drive Applications

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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 you need, configured and ready to go with in a few painless steps: View a list of applications available: https://bitnami.com/stacks Select an application you want to test drive Launch a free server instance Check it out for an hour, and the decide if the application... Read More » Read more

Web Development

The Importance of User Defined Tests

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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 because of business logic or lack of really knowing how to describe what is needed. By having your clients define the tests – both the developer and client win. The client is forced to describe the actual function in a logical way. The developer can... Read More » Read more

Hosting HOWTOs Web Development

Install Memcache in Under 5 Minutes with Bitnami

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The more I work with Bitnami, the more I absolutely love it. After migrating a number of applications over to my server – I realized I could benefit from using Memcache. I decided to do a quick look at the documentation for Bitnami and found exactly what I needed. Within 5 minutes I had Memcache up and running. Of course after I did that – I also took a closer look to see what other PHP modules were available – and installed a few more. What I love most? The documentation is great and everything I try actually works –... Read More » Read more

Hosting

Hello Bitnami!

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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 my sites. I had been with my managed host for almost ten years – and after a number of issues (redmine installation being the last straw) – I wanted to try something new. After a few weeks of playing around, testing, and monitoring – I... Read More » Read more