Eric Stone, Nov 09
Automating Amazon EC2 Instance Backup and Recovery, Part Two
Part Two: Recovering an EC2 Instance from a Snapshot. Skill Level: Intermediate. Operating System(s): Linux.
Larry Glover, Oct 27
It amazes me sometimes when I realize all the things I don’t know. Seriously. Okay, a more appropriate and more humble way of saying this would be to state that, “I’m amazed at my age how dumb I am.” But I take comfort in the fact that I’m not alone.
John Degner, Oct 27
From Zero to Cloud: Setting up an EC2 Sandbox, Part 3
This is the final article in a three part series focused on setting up EC2 as a sandbox for application developers. I assume you have an AWS account with Amazon; if you don’t, please read Part 1 to learn how easy it is to sign up. I also assume you have configured your development environment and installed an AMI; if you haven’t, please read Part 2 .
Craig Buckler, Oct 24
Dropbox Launches a New Development API
Craig reveals details about the new Dropbox API and the exciting opportunities it offers to desktop and web applications.
Eric Stone, Oct 23
Automating Amazon EC2 Instance Backup and Recovery, Part One
Part One: Scheduling Snapshots Using Cron Skill Level: Intermediate Operating System(s): Linux Philosophy 99.999% Uptime. That is a wonderful goal, and in order to get there we must plan for the inevitable outages and problems that cause our servers to break. The best we can do is to be prepared with the Three P’s: Planning, Process, and Practice.
John Degner, Oct 18
CloudSpring: From Zero to Cloud: Setting up an EC2 Sandbox, Part 2
This is the second post in a three part series focused on setting up EC2 as a sandbox for application developers. I assume you have an AWS account with Amazon; if you don’t, please read Part 1 to learn how easy it is to sign up. In this installment we’ll see how to configure our development environment and install an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) to run our applications. Configuring your Development Environment Before we get too carried away, let’s make sure our local client is ready to go.
Vishal Biyani, Oct 17
CloudSpring: Google App Engine for Small Business
Every business today, small or big uses IT to automate business process. While big business have capital and man power to develop and maintain software and hardware, for small businesses it always may not be worth the ROI. The good news is in today’s world and specially in last couple of years, we have options of “pay as you go”, both software and hardware. While there are many choices available in market, we are going to look at “Google App Engine”
Matt Turland, Oct 16
PHPMaster: Integrating Amazon S3 using PEAR
I was recently looking for a hosting service for an application I was developing. I decided to investigate Orchestra.io , as I was expecting it to get surges of traffic at specific points during each year and needed the application to scale accordingly. In the process of reviewing documentation for Orchestra.io, I found that it doesn’t allow file uploads . Instead, it’s recommended that Amazon S3 be used for file hosting
David Ogden, Oct 12
CloudSpring: Simple Email in the Cloud
Simple Email in the Cloud In this article, I will explain how Amazon’s Simple Email Service (SES) is a better way to send email from your web application, and I’ll provide a roadmap for getting started. Generally speaking, email on the internet is sent using SMTP servers. Web applications are no exception.
Craig Buckler, Oct 05
Should You Use a Content Delivery Network?
Craig has revealed the pros and cons of CDNs. So how do you decide whether a CDN would benefit your website business?
John Degner, Oct 04
PHPMaster: From Zero to Cloud: Setting up an EC2 Sandbox, Part 3
This is the final article in a three part series focused on setting up EC2 as a sandbox for application developers. I assume you have an AWS account with Amazon; if you don’t, please read Part 1 to learn how easy it is to sign up. I also assume you have configured your development environment and installed an AMI; if you haven’t, please read Part 2. In this installment, we’ll learn how to install Apache, MySQL and PHP in our running AMI, and then clone the AMI to make our own
HTML & CSS
Paul Bridgestock, Oct 02
BuildMobile: 5 Fab Films from Breaking Development
The Dallas 2011 Schedule for Breaking Development is a thing of real beauty, and the team are being awesome in sharing with the world the videos of the presentations after the event. Herein we bring you the Fab 5 to add to the Ace 8 we pointed to earlier. At this stage, you can finish watching the Dallas event over the weekend, right here and right now, you can look forward to watching the Nashville event in the near future, but best of all you can start planning your Orlando trip for April 2012. Just go! A quick aside: following the Nashville conference, some of the finest minds in mobile took it upon themselves to go on holiday together and they called it MobileWood .
Martin Psinas, Oct 02
PHPMaster: Preventing Cross-Site Request Forgeries
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) is a common and serious exploit where a user is tricked into performing an action he didn’t explicitly intend to do. This can happen when, for example, the user is logged in to one of his favorite websites and proceeds to click a seemingly harmless link. In the background, his profile information is silently updated with an attacker’s e-mail address. The attacker can then use the website’s password reset feature to e-mail herself a new password and she’s just successfully stolen the account.
John Degner, Sep 29
PHPMaster: From Zero to Cloud: Setting up an EC2 Sandbox, Part 2
This is the second post in a three part series focused on setting up EC2 as a sandbox for application developers. I assume you have an AWS account with Amazon; if you don’t, please read Part 1 to learn how easy it is to sign up. In this installment we’ll see how to configure our development environment and install an Amazon Machine Instance (AMI) to run our applications.
Craig Buckler, Sep 29
Amazon Kindle Fire, the Silk Browser and its Impact on Web Development
Craig looks at Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet, it's Silk browser, and how web developers can adapt existing sites.
Jeff Kreitner, Sep 28
CloudSpring: Rackspace Cloud Files
Rackspace Cloud Files provides unlimited online storage for your public and private files. Public files are downloaded over Akamai’s blazing fast content delivery network. Providing a service that includes file storage can be painful: security, disk space, folder structure, backups, etc. A file storage network takes the pain out of hosting files and allows us to focus on our core mission
Gavin Miller, Sep 28
RubySource: .NET to Ruby: Namespacing, Naming Conventions, Comments & Documentation
Ruby is an opinionated language, and it has an opinionated community. This is a great thing. It keeps the language clean, understandable, and fun. Ruby can be antagonistic when it comes to a framework like .NET, and I’ll touch on that in this post.
John Degner, Sep 28
PHPMaster: From Zero to Cloud: Setting up an EC2 Sandbox, Part 1
If you’re an enterprising web application developer, you’ve no doubt been interested in experimenting with Amazon’s cloud offerings in the past few years. Maybe you aim to “survive your success,” as is the subtext of Programming Amazon EC2 by Jurg van Vliet and Flavia Paganelli; a struggle I’m sure all of us hope to be confronted with one day. Regardless of your reason for investigating EC2, your time will be well spent. This is the first in a three part series focused on setting up EC2 as a sandbox for developers
Craig Buckler, Sep 27
7 Reasons NOT to use a Content Delivery Network
CDNs can boost traffic and save you money but that's not the whole story. Craig reveals 7 situations when they could cause trouble.
Adam Bolte, Sep 25
CloudSpring: Five Reasons You Need a VPS
Like many people in tech, I run my own online server. I’m a bit old fashioned though – instead of paying a provider for my own Virtual Private Server (or VPS), I run a Xen server off my home Internet connection. Although upgraded over time, my server is nearing three years old. It houses five HDDs, and a bunch of fans to keep it cool.
HTML & CSS
Alexander Kolesnikov, Sep 25
BuildMobile: Creating a Graph With Quartz 2D
When I joined the team I have been working with recently, they were trying to create a graph using Core Plot, a popular third party library. It didn’t go well though, there were two big problems. First, they couldn’t use a custom image for the graph’s background, as was required by the designer.
Craig Buckler, Sep 22
7 Reasons to use a Content Delivery Network
Craig lists 7 reasons why a CDN could provide your website with a speed boost and save you money.
Glenn Goodrich, Sep 19
RubySource: Heroku: The New Face of Facebook Development
Last week, Heroku announced a new partnership with Facebook that integrates the hosting platform, removing the burden of entry to app development. RubySource Editor Glenn Goodrich explains.
Ricky Onsman, Sep 15
Heroku Breaks Through with Facebook Cloud Integration
Platform-as-a-service provider Heroku this morning announced a breakthrough partnership with Facebook that allows anyone with a Heroku account to become a cloud-based Facebook app developer.