Once you have written some basic ANT tasks as previously described, running lengthy batch procedures can be done from your laptop, any container or VM running wherever you want. Tools like iron.io can could take on running your job without you worrying about the underlying infrastructure at all. So, plenty of choices! To my point […]Read More Dropbox Part 2 – split big files, encrypt + upload, merge
Here is the how-to for a static website hosted out of AWS S3 via AWS CloudFront, complete with SSL certificates managed via AWS Certificate Manager. Using AWS as registrar to get the domain and AWS Route53 as DNS service. It’s a full package, you see. The site you end up with will get SSL certificate […]Read More Get a full-blown HTTPs site from scratch in 10-15 minutes, the AWS way
A long while ago, I think it’s now like 3 years ago, I was very dissatisfied with the options available to programmatically fire up files to Dropbox. So I thought, how can I overcome this without boiling the ocean? I was looking for something rather simple. I started looking at Apache ANT and realized that […]Read More A very basic but effective command line tool for Dropbox – part One of “Ant Magic” with Dropbox
Bots are good fun for a while now, arguably overhyped. There is a rationale nevertheless to be present where your consumers, your prospects, the one who care about anything you have to offer are. In that sense, going with a service with more than 1.3 BN addressable recipients is tempting – and now the service comes with one […]Read More Facebook Messenger on-site – meaning your Facebook Messenger bots on-site!
Drupal, one of the most interesting and capable CMS out there with plenty of developers working on it and a rich history. This day and age getting started with the CMS by provisioning your own databases and webservers appears like a big waste of time, right? True and it’s not needed at all. One of […]Read More Master your Drupal install
Exchanging your NodeJS API REST endpoint with a serverless function is not frictionless – but doable.Read More What to do with a PAAS that gets missing? Go FAAS (serverless functions), what else!
Azure Function Proxy (AZP) was meant for helping you to re-write your multitude of API URLs in a uniform fashion by the design of it, however it can be used for a rather unorthodox use case just as well. Imagine you have two web resources you would like to get under one URL, with two path […]Read More Masking website origins with the help of Azure Function Proxy
This might not be the most complex topic on earth but I never said that my aim is to support only the tech gurus out there with my open sourced ideas, so here we go. Imagine you want to to show a “thank you page” and at the same time initiate a download. Let’s say […]Read More Show page + download file simultanously
Great to have a well-performing site, what about mobile optimization via AMP?Read More A scaling site is nice, now make it AMP
Static website generators are a new way of managing your website. A tad nerdy, a tad complex. Certainly with a very unique touch. Here is a little site I created using Hexo – more on Hexo later: log2talk.com. So what is it about? We love our dynamic websites but ironically the best performing, most scalable […]Read More The appeal of static content website generators like Hexo