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17 06, 2017

How to Create a Secure 3 Tiered Highly Available Network in AWS: Part Two

By | 2017-06-17T01:08:59+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Amazon Web Service, DevOps, Networking|0 Comments

How to Create a Secure 3 Tiered Highly Available Network in AWS: Part Two Welcome back! In the previous tutorial, we started working to create our own secure and highly available network on AWS. We provisioned all of the infrastructures we're going to need including the VPC, a bunch of subnets for our different network layers, and the internet and NAT gateways. In this final segment of our two-part series, [...]

17 06, 2017

How to Create a Secure 3 Tiered Highly Available Network in AWS: Part One

By | 2017-06-17T22:02:25+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Amazon Web Service, DevOps, Networking|0 Comments

Recently I've been occupied with launching my application - I'm getting very close! I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what network infrastructure I wanted to put it on and what was the appropriate amount of security to use. I'm happy to say that I finally finished the bulk of the work on this solution. My app, on the other hand, needs a little more help. Look to [...]

12 02, 2017

Add SSL Certification to EC2 WordPress Instance to use HTTPS

By | 2017-06-16T03:19:51+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Amazon Web Service, DevOps, Infrastructure|35 Comments

Using HTTPS in your apps and websites is becoming increasingly important. Using it gets you in the good graces of Google, keeps your customer's data safe and secure, and (with Amazon Web Services) opens up the doors to efficiently load balancing your traffic. I wanted to add SSL to this website to not only get the experience and learn how to tackle the task with AWS but to also rake [...]

26 09, 2016

How to set up the simplest scalable ‘hello world’ mocha-chai test ever

By | 2017-06-16T03:19:31+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Development, Javascript|2 Comments

Hello, everyone! I'm sorry it's been such a long time since the last post - while trying to move (again) I've been busy working on a number of projects that are beginning to take off. Today, though, we're going to be spending a few minutes getting a really simple mocha chai test working on your project. The goal of this little tutorial is to keep it as simple as possible while [...]

26 08, 2016

Journey into React Part 6: Managing state and connecting to an Api with Redux and Axios

By | 2017-01-10T02:10:48+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Development, Javascript|7 Comments

Our React application is coming along nicely. We've got a basic front end all set up and we're ready to make a call to the test api endpoint that we created in the last article. This tutorial is going to focus on setting up and using Redux as well as Axios so that you can make a call to that server. We'll walk through a very simple reducer, touch on [...]

9 08, 2016

How to Create a React.js Support Ticketing System Using MongoDB

By | 2017-01-10T02:09:52+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Development, Javascript|6 Comments

In the last article I wrote we talked about how to create a Redux-Form inside a React/Redux application. Now I want to put that form to work for us, and create a simple support ticketing system using a Node.js/Express server and Mongoose to talk to a MongoDB. This will get us some good working knowledge of how to use Redux-Form, but more importantly, we'll work with Mongoose and API's in [...]

6 08, 2016

How to Create a Redux-Form with Validation and Initialized Values

By | 2017-01-20T22:07:38+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Development, Javascript|9 Comments

You want your React app to have an intelligent form that validates the data being input before sending it off to your API. You want it to be easy and straightforward to implement with the features you'd expect. Features like setting initial values of your fields. Luckily for you, Redux Form makes all that a breeze. Even better, with the latest release candidate (Redux Form 6.0.0rc3) and later, you can [...]

3 08, 2016

Journey into React Part 5: Creating a RESTful API with Express

By | 2017-01-20T21:53:01+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Development, Javascript|1 Comment

We're going to be changing gears a bit here with Part 5 of our React.js tutorial and focus now on the back-end of our application. This section will center on creating a restful node api that uses express, cors and body-parser to send JSON responses to our clients. It'll do this when they send a "get" request to our hello world API. We'll also create our first controller and first [...]

21 07, 2016

Creating Paginated Tables with React That You can Sort, Filter, and Customize

By | 2017-01-20T21:08:43+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Development, Javascript|0 Comments

I recently incorporated first set of react tables into an app that I'm building. My goal was to display all of the clients that are using my app for the admins to manage. I wanted it to have all those nice features, like sorting by column, filtering by name/role/etc, and it had to be fast. Needless to say, I pretty quickly threw out the standard HTML <table>and started looking into React [...]

20 06, 2016

Journey into React Part 4: Styling your App with Scss and Webpack

By | 2017-01-20T19:55:50+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Development, Javascript|0 Comments

I'm back! There was a bit of some down time there while I relocated my business (and myself!) to Minnessota, but after much ado - part 4 is here! If you missed the last few segments you can always catch up here. This time we are going to be working on how to style a react app with some scss by implementing a whole host of new webpack loaders into our webpack.config.js [...]