I currently have 3 WordPress sites which I host on AWS Lightsail. I use the free version of the UpdraftPlus plugin to ensure they are all backed up on a regular basis (with backups automatically being pushed remotely to DropBox).
A tale of a brand new disk drive, a 2TB backup, a disk failure and finally a recovery…
This article looks at integrating AWS and GitHub. It runs through an example of setting up an automated Git Pull using a Webhook to automatically sync Github repository code into an S3 bucket (from where it can then be picked
I’ve just migrated this WordPress blog from a multisite hosting package I have with LCN to Amazon’s new Lightsail service – and thought I’d just make a quick post about how the process went. Why move? There was both pushing
This article is a follow on from my previous one – “Example of a Spring Boot Microservice running on OSX/Docker Toolbox” which described how to create a Spring Boot application and deploy it to Docker Toolbox locally. This article describes how
A Little Background.. I have a little side project that I develop when I have moments of spare time. It’s a configurable engine that aggregates news feeds, bundles them up and displays them through a variety of web sites and
This is a quick guide to installing Postgres on OSX (10.9.4 Mavericks) using Docker + Kinematic. This is from an absolute Docker novice – and I managed to get it all up and running from scratch in under 30 minutes.
I recently attended the JAX London 2015 conference, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. It’s a tech conference, focused on Java for software engineers and business professionals, with workshops and talks from some of the leading companies in
In a connected world our software solutions increasingly consist of multiple, distributed components. Service Oriented Architectures are nothing new, and with the growing interest in Microservices it looks like the trend to distribute is going nowhere soon. When dealing with
I hit the following problem recently on a project I was working on that used Eclipse and Maven. I’d checked out a bunch of projects from SVN into eclipse, and configured them as Maven projects. All appeared fine until I