Adding HTTPS by Lets Encrypt to a site in 3 easy steps

I wanted to add HTTPS to this blog to try out the new Lets Encrypt authority, with the intention of using it for other web apps if it worked out well. I’ve been a happy user of SSLMate for a number of months as it’s easy to implement from the command line with DNS entries rather …

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Setting up the basics

For each gitlogbook.com. serpp.net and mousejs.com; AWS Route53 – for managing the DNS for each project Bitbucket – to store the source code of each project DeployHQ – to deploy code changes for each project on to its target server(s) Google Analytics – to record visitor traffic to each project Google Webmaster tools Search Tools – to report …

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Trying out Laravel Spark as a SaaS front end

Laravel Spark is an early alpha project from the creator of Laravel, Taylor Otwell. Spark is designed to be like a pre-built web application with user authentication, subscription plans, Coupons, Teams and Roles. These are the kinds of things that are in a typical web based application and by using Spark, a developer can save …

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My side project plans for 2016

Over the past number of years, while starting and working at Murrion Software, I’ve developed many web applications for clients, either as an individual or as part of a team. During that time, I’ve had a few ideas for useful web applications of my own and started a few side projects along the way, getting a basic MVP going, …

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