• Preventing 502/520s with CodeIgniter and MaxCDN/CloudFlare

    Where I work, we finally outgrew our shared hosting britches and moved over to a VPS. Most of this growth came not from the need for processing power, but from our need to store a large number of images. The standard real estate listing went from averaging 8 images to 15 and storing multiple file sizes led to us needing to store 120,000 images. The plan was to activate ludicrous speed.

  • Wildcard Domains, Nginx and DNSMasq on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

    So I’m sure everyone that is showing up here recently blew away their entire system to perform a clean install of 10.10 and now you need to get your devving back on. This is the first part of my dev set up. In the next session, I’ll go over signing certs and setting up a VPN locally for mobile testing.

  • Request Specific CodeIgniter Methods

    When I was looking through frameworks to use, I was weighing some of the choice based on the frameworks ability to route calls based on HTTP Request Methods. Call me a pedant, but I believe that a POST to a page should be a whole different plate of spaghetti from a GET of the page. GET’d pages should get and retrieve information and POST’d pages should perform actions.

  • Quick Update and Some CodeIgniter Tips

    So a lot has changed in the past few months. I won’t bore you with details, but I did move back over to the east coast and no longer work with an Oracle based company. I started back with a previous employer, a multi-office real estate company, and was tasked with getting everything back up to speed. This meant examining everything that they were previously doing and streamlining the whole shebang. In doing that, I decided to scrap the wordpress/drupal/open-realty mashup that had been put in place and build a ground up system that could seamlessly share information between all the different areas.

  • Creating an MVC for mod_plsql

    I first got introduced to Oracle’s mod_plsql, and PL/SQL in general, a year ago and have spent a good amount of time since then testing the limits of what I can do with it. If you aren’t familiar with mod_plsql, it is an Apache module that connects directly to the Oracle database and allows you to run packages that you have stored there and spit out some crass HTML4 pages (this is the default action).

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