Articles and Tutorials

Complete guide to launching your first free AWS EC2 instance

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

AWS is overwhelming the first time you use it. This guide takes you step-by-step through launching a secure machine without paying a penny. [Read More...]

Get Started with Continuous Integration

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 07/09/2017

We take a look at two popular CI tools -- CircleCI and Codeship, and how to get started with them. [Read More...]

4 Traits CTOs Look For When Hiring

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Looking from a CTO's point of view. What strengths will you bring? [Read More...]

Using Redis in Laravel [Series]

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 12/13/2015

This series will show use cases that you can implement in your applications. Create a Twitter-like newsfeed, install a more scalable PHP Redis extension, cache database queries, and more. [Read More...]

Data visualization is easy as pie with D3Pie

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 04/18/2017

Turn boring data into beautiful charts with D3 and D3Pie. This is an easy introduction that you could implement today to impress your clients. [Read More...]

Quick Guide: Run a JAR file with Apache Spark on EC2 machines

Updated by Joel Miller on 01/24/2016

See exactly how to run a JAR file using Apache Spark on EC2 machines from Amazon Web Services with this video tutorial. [Read More...]

Monitoring your servers with free tools is easy

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 11/10/2015

Scaling isn't just performance, monitoring is also a big piece of it. See exactly what is using your resources and find bottlenecks in your app. [Read More...]

Upgrading PHP and WordPress

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

If you are using older versions you're not only putting your users at risk, but also slowing down the web and making your development harder in the long run. [Read More...]

Laravel 5 - What's new?

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Laravel 5 has just been released and packs a bunch of neat changes. From the directory structure, to simpler and more powerful features, we cover many of the most exciting ones in this post. [Read More...]

Storing Views With Redis - A Simple Use Case

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 12/21/2015

Avoid thousands of database READS and WRITES and make sure your visitors get lightning fast load times with Redis caching. Learn from practical use cases of what we use to serve you this content. [Read More...]

Quick Guide: Install and Configure Redis on Ubuntu

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Redis is a powerful key-value cache and store. Learn how to quickly install and configure Redis to speed up your website today! [Read More...]

Nginx + PHP-FPM Installation and Configuration

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 10/02/2015

Learn how websites like Twitpic could handle 6,000 connections per second on 80 MB of memory configuring Nginx, PHP-FPM, and Linux.... [Read More...]

Install Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox VM

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Rapidly deploy a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server on a VirtualBox machine for Windows. [Read More...]

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