Saturday, June 17, 2017
Multi-tier architectures are a common way to design web applications:
The different tiers could be deployed to a single virtual machine. Configuration management tools such as Ansible, Salt, Chef, or Puppet could be used to automate the deployment process. However, if the web application needs to start handling more traffic, it is only a matter of time before the resources of that single virtual machine are consumed. The single virtual machine could be scaled up by adding more CPU, RAM, and storage, but there is usually an upper limit to doing that.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
If you are just getting started with containers and container orchestration, it can be difficult to focus on what to learn with all the different technologies available. It is important to understand the basics so you can build your foundational knowledge.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
This entire blog is statically generated using Jekyll. However, I am unable to use any of the options above, because, over the blog’s lifetime, I have changed domain names, changed URL schemes, and renamed posts, and I wanted to keep alive all of the old URLs.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Anyone involved with web development, web application programming, creating REST APIs, or interfacing with REST APIs is going to have the
curl command in their tool belt. It is an extremely versatile tool that can talk to many different protocols.
Monday, March 6, 2017
This blog has existed under a few domain names: workingconfig.com, thornelaboratories.net, and, now, thornelabs.net. workingconfig.com didn’t exist for very long, and never had many - if any - backlinks to it; it didn’t make sense to keep those URLs alive. thornelaboratories.net, on the other hand, did exist for a longer period of time, and it had enough URLs I wanted to keep alive.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
yum command, and now the newer
dnf command, typically provide all of the functionality needed to manage packages on RPM-based Linux distributions. However, sometimes you just need to use the
rpm command to fix a problem or get a piece of information about a package
dnf might not provide.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
I have always preferred web development. I think it’s due to how quickly something can be published and made available to the world.
There are an endless number of tools and resources available for web developers. This post aggregates some of the tools and resources I have used throughout my projects.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, November 26, 2016
While trying to generate Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates with lego and gcloud DNS, I encountered the following error:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Since it was released to the world, Let’s Encrypt has been a boon for anyone wanting to secure their website or web application with TLS. A lot of work has been, and continues to be, done to provide HTTPS to the masses.
Because Let’s Encrypt is an open certificate authority and provides an API to generate, renew, and revoke SSL certificates, anyone can create tools to make a historically cumbersome and difficult process more efficient and easier.