5 posts in this collection

Gulp and FTP: update a website "on the fly"

In this post I will explain you how to use Gulp to interact with the files on your server through FTP. You will learn how to watch the files you are editing on your local machine and automatically synchronize them with your server as they change and how to setup a task to launch an FTP deploy on demand. Premise Few days ago I was assigned to take care of updating few sections on a legacy website which development environment is currently accessible only through FTP. So no local virtualized development…

Luciano Mammino's Profile pictureLuciano Mammino#gulp, #javascript, #ftp, #server25 October, 20157 min

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Versioning and deploying a static website with Git, Flightplan and Nginx

Do you ever wondered how to manage the versioning and deployment process of a website? It seems to be a very interesting yet complex topic for which there are already thousands of different solutions. In a recent collaboration with Usersnap I had the pleasure to write a very detailed article for their blog that proposes a solution based on Flightplan.js, Git and Nginx. My solution is very simple, it requires very few dependencies on your system (Git and Node.js) and it has been thought to give you the…

Simple echo server written in Go, dockerized!

In this post we will see how to write a (very) simple Go server app and how to put it into a Docker container and run it. Disclaimer: I’m an absolute beginner with both Go and Docker and this is just an experiment I did to start to explore this two interesting technologies. If you’ll find something weird or wrong you are very encouraged to scream at me in the comments (Comments), I will be extremely thankful ;) Introduction We are going to write a simple echo server in Go and then we will pack it into a…

Reset your MySql server password

Few days ago I learned an interesting trick that allows you to reset the password on a MySql server. This trick is pretty useful in case you have lost (or you haven’t ever had) the password of your MySql root user. You just need to throw some commands at the console. Note that I am assuming you are using Ubuntu or some other Debian derivate. Otherwise the commands may change a bit (but not to much I believe). 1. Stop the mysql daemon 2. Disable the security checks The mysqld_safe command will essentially…

Backup your server with Dropbox

In my early days as CTO at Sbaam I had to setup a web server from the ground up. As it happens in many startups the work had to be done quickly and with an almost-0-budget, so it left no space to sophisticated solutions for recurring tasks such as backup. I always have been a web developer and focused on coding so, I admit I had really a poor knowledge about how to setup a remote unix virtual machine. So, speaking about backups, I needed a solution that would be cost-effective, easy to install and easy to…


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