Pete Hawkins

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Production Rails apps

December 19, 2014

This isn’t a go-live checklist, just a couple of things that aren’t too difficult to setup and will give you a bit more peace of mind when…

Better Rails logging

October 13, 2014

When insignificant messages are clogging up your application logs it can be very difficult and time consuming to debug errors happening in…

Bundling bootstrap

October 03, 2014

I am growing tired of seeing css or javascript frameworks and libraries being installed with bundler. When working on a rails app I want to…

Tiny testing

September 23, 2014

I recently started getting a lot of spam enquiries through my portfolio site. This began to annoy me after several days of junk emails and I…

Digital ocean cluster from $15/mo

March 29, 2014

With digital ocean you can get a VPS for $5 / month so why not get a few small VPS’s and start to separate out your server architecture to…

Vagrant

March 14, 2014

Vagrant is a helpful command line interface to various cloud and local virtual machine providers, most notably virtualbox. This tool allows…

Laravel 4 nginx config

February 15, 2014

I’ve seen a lot of complicated nginx setups for laravel and other major PHP frameworks. Below is the setup I use and I think it is a more…

Self hosting Rack based apps

November 09, 2013

I’ve been self hosting my own rack based applications (rails, sinatra etc) for some time, I want to show you my server setup and how to…

Testing sinatra APIs

October 07, 2013

Sinatra is often a great choice for writing restful web services. I want to show you what I have found beneficial when testing APIs and how…

Turbolinks in middleman

September 14, 2013

Rails 4 now comes with Turbolinks enabled by default, I think this is great and would love to see more sites make use of this technology if…