WordPress vs a Custom-Made Website
There are valid reasons for choosing WordPress to power your website, but there are also many good reasons for creating a custom-made website. In this article, we will explore some of them.
Debugging Node.js Remotely with Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code is a tool with many talents. Among those is the ability to not just debug Node.js applications, but also to debug them remotely.
Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon
Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon is a relatively complex procedure that requires every instance of Redis to be able to communicate with all other instances.
Using Redis Sentinel with Docker Compose
This article describes how to create a failover solution using Redis Sentinel and Docker Compose.
Picking a Programming Language
With so many different programming languages available, it is not always easy to choose the right one for a project. In this article, we will explore some basic criteria for picking the right one.
Automatically Compile SASS Using Node.js and Express
For about two years I have been using Grunt to compile my SASS files into CSS for projects for work as well as for personal projects such as this website. This workflow has served me well and I still use it for most of my PHP-based projects. However, I’ve come up with an even easier and faster solution for my Node.js-based applications.
How I Try Out a New Technology
Trying out a new technology can be a bit tricky, so a set of specs for a test app is necessary to give the tests meaning.
Why I Use Virtual Machines for Projects
I don’t like clutter. In fact, I am very picky about what I install on my computer which is one reason I love virtual machines to experiment with new technologies.
Boilerplate Web Apps in Node.js and TypeScript
Since I am constantly starting a new project, I got tired of always having to set up each web app from scratch. Therefore, I decided to create a couple of boilerplate apps in Node.js and TypeScript.
Debugging Node.js in a Docker Container with WebStorm
Node.js + Docker + WebStorm is not an unusual setup for Node.js developers, but there is nonetheless surprisingly little information available about how to setup debugging in WebStorm while running a Node.js application locally in a Docker image.
The Productivity Tools I Use
In this post, I talk about which productivity tools I use for my work as a developer, my personal development projects and my personal life.