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

By | March 18th, 2016|

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 out. Here is a custom Drupal module and Wordpress Plugin using php to purge the Akamai cache after a page [...]

Using GIT to deploy production code with post-receive hooks

By | March 16th, 2016|

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. […]

Supporting development with virtual machines and samba

By | May 25th, 2014|

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. […]

Nginx wildcard 301 redirects with query strings

By | March 18th, 2014|

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: […]