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1803, 2016

Using Akamai’s REST API for purging content on update in Drupal and WordPress

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Akamai’s cdn is great for offloading pages on to their edge server network. We were having issues when a content admin would update content that it would take a while for the changes to propagate [...]

1603, 2016

Using GIT to deploy production code with post-receive hooks

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Git is an awesome tool to control your production and staging builds. The basic setup uses a split tree GIT remote on your production server. You can also use this to trigger builds across many servers if you have them. More on that later. […]

2505, 2014

Supporting development with virtual machines and samba

May 25th, 2014|0 Comments

About a year ago I moved our team to Linux virtual machine development stack. Before that people used to work on their native windows or mac apache stack… those were truly the dark ages. Switching from apache to nginx in production seemed like the perfect catalyst to make the change. […]

1803, 2014

Nginx wildcard 301 redirects with query strings

March 18th, 2014|2 Comments

We switched over to the NGINX web server about six months ago from Apache. It has taken a while to get a handle on redirects and wildcards. Here is a simple 301 wildcard domain redirect: […]

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