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Deploying your own Kubernetes (K8s) bare metal cluster

The “cloud” is great and there are now several cloud providers offering managed Kubernetes clusters such as Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Microsoft Azure’s Kubernetes Service (AKS) but sometimes people like to host and play with their own stuff, on their own hardware – right?! Personally, I use several cloud […]

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Apps & OS's Coding Linux Technology

Building, testing, and pushing container images to a Docker Registry using Jenkins Pipelines

Last weekend I blogged about installing Jenkins (and the Blue Ocean interface) and using Jenkins Pipelines to test against multiple PHP versions in parallel – something that you’d want to do if you were developing and deploying PHP libraries and packages. Using the same Jenkins server that we installed in my last blog post, today […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Jenkins pipelines, Docker build agents and running unit tests against multiple PHP versions.

In this post I’m going to walk through the process of installing Jenkins and using Pipelines to configure multi-stage parallel builds that test our code against multiple PHP versions in isolation. This setup means that we do not have to install and maintain multiple versions of PHP with multiple PHP extention requirements on our Jenkins […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Getting ONLYOFFICE Server installed on Ubuntu 18.04

A few days ago I blogged about setting up my own privately hosted, open-source alternative to Microsoft Teams/Slack/Discord, which got me thinking and thought I’d look for an alternative to the other features that Office365 offers and post up my findings. I stumbled across ONLYOFFICE, I proceeded to download the desktop client for MacOS and […]

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Apps & OS's Coding Linux Technology

Installing Mattermost on Ubuntu Server 18.04

In my opinion, Mattermost is the perfect self-hosted, open-source alternative to Slack and Microsoft Teams. As a software engineer, and like most people I’ve used a variety of messaging platforms (Slack, Discord and Microsoft Teams) to communicate with team members, share, discuss and store ideas but more importantly as part of my DevOps workflow – […]

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Apps & OS's Coding Linux Other Technology

An awesome Linux terminal (with Microsoft Terminal and Oh-My-ZSH) on Windows 10

Oh-My-ZSH makes your terminal look and feel awesome – I used it daily on my MacOSX machines and also on Linux desktops in the past too! I’ve recently switched my Apple MacBook Pro over to a Dell XPS and am now using Windows as my daily driver. More information on the move can be found […]

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I moved away from Apple products!

I’ve been using MacOS and various iPhones for the past ten years. Apple computers have been my daily driver for general web browsing and as my development machine of choice. As a developer that works on a lot of Linux/UNIX based projects having a “proper” terminal was the main deal breaker for while! I first […]

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Monitoring Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04 with Netdata

Netdata is a fantastic real-time monitoring solution for your Linux based servers and I’ve particularly found it useful for monitoring my web servers. Netdata provides a web-based dashboard with real-time graphs and alerting; it provides a myriad of information about your servers out of the box and the interface is slick! Before we start we’ll […]

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Apps & OS's Linux Technology

Windows Server 2016 as an NFS server for Linux clients

In this post I will explain how you can configure an NFS Server on a Windows 2016 Server and connect/mount the NFS exports on Linux clients, in my case I wanted to run a Linux virtual machine whist ensuring that the actual data resides on physical disks on my host machine ensuring that the data […]

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Apps & OS's Coding Linux

Deploying and hosting ASP.NET Core applications on Ubuntu Linux

If you’ve read my other blog posts or seen some of my projects on my GitHub profile, you’ll see that I’m a real Linux fan and although I develop in both PHP and C#, C# based web applications are commonly hosted on the Microsoft Windows platform (although you could use Mono) so for this reason, it has previously […]