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Automating Global HTTPS Deployment using Fly’s API and Ansible

When it comes to deployment, Ansible is fast becoming the tool of choice for many DevOps engineers. When I discovered the benefits of using Fly – especially for HTTPS – I thought it would be a really useful to automate… Continue reading →

Dataplicity vs Resin: Raspberry Pi remote access compared

Dataplicity.com and Resin.io are both fairly new services which help you to remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi over the internet. You might be used to connecting to your pi via SSH on your home network, but what if you… Continue reading →

What is a Webhook?

A Webhook is kind of the inverse of an web API. Whereas a web API responds to an HTTP request, a webhook makes an HTTP POST to an API endpoint in response to some event. Webhooks have started appearing as… Continue reading →

Using AWS lambda to run python scripts instead of local cron

It’s often useful to set certain scripts to run regularly, or in response to some event. There are some websites that help you do this such as Zapier or IFTTT which integrate with other online services. However, they cost money,… Continue reading →

Cloud Computing Part 3: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

Cloud computing Part 1 – Local Application vs Web Application Cloud Computing Part 2 – Virtualization (Physical vs Virtual Servers) This post: Cloud Computing Part 3: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Infrastructure as as Service (IaaS) describes what many people… Continue reading →

Cloud Computing Part 4: PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Cloud computing Part 1 – Local Application vs Web Application Cloud Computing Part 2 – Virtualization (Physical vs Virtual Servers) Cloud Computing Part 3: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) This post: Cloud Computing Part 4: PaaS (Platform as a Service)… Continue reading →

Cloud Computing Part 5: SaaS (Software as a Service)

Cloud computing Part 1 – Local Application vs Web Application Cloud Computing Part 2 – Virtualization (Physical vs Virtual Servers) Cloud Computing Part 3: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) Cloud Computing Part 4: PaaS (Platform as a Service)   This… Continue reading →

Cloud Computing Part 2 – Virtualization (Physical vs Virtual Servers)

In part one we looked at the difference between running an application on a local machine compared to running it on a remote machine on the internet. The second major part of cloud computing, aside from running applications remotely, is… Continue reading →

Cloud computing Part 1 – Local Application vs Web Application

Cloud computing is one of those tech buzzwords that everyone is talking about but no one knows exactly what it is. Just take a tech product or website and stick cloud in front of it to be a winner. There’s… Continue reading →

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