The year is 2020 and there’s never been a better time than right now to get ahold of your financial future and begin investing. In this post, I’ll help you earn 3 free stock shares as well as $20 in cash by opening these three stock brokerage accounts. And while not every brokerage may be […]
Breaking Into IT and Tech With No Experience: Mindset and Learning
I recently wrote about my experience going from IT to DevOps. If you’re currently in IT and looking to get involved with software development, or just curious about the transition, I advise you to go check it out. After sharing that post, I got a bunch of requests to share how I broke into IT […]
Going From IT to DevOps
If you’ve worked in IT, this story may sound familiar…
You start out as tech support, eventually land a help desk role, gain experience, maybe get promoted to help desk level 2, or become an IT admin.
What is NGINX?
Intro to NGINX If you’ve been following along with my posts, you have a sound introduction to Apache Web Server, how it functions, it’s place in history, and how Sumo Logic can help you sort through the numerous logs provided. Apache Access and Error logs are integral to understanding the traffic patterns and issues your users […]
How to Monitor Apache Web Server
In order to effectively manage and monitor your infrastructure, a web admin needs clear and transparent information about the types of activity going on within their servers. Server logs provide a documented footprint of all traffic and errors that occur within an environment. Apache has two main log files, Error Logs, and Access Logs. Error […]
Introduction to Apache Web Server
What is Apache Web Server? Apache HTTP Server is a free and open-source web server that delivers web content through the internet. It is commonly referred to as Apache and after development, it quickly became the most popular HTTP client on the web. It’s widely thought that Apache gets its name from its development history and […]
Securing Your Infrastructure With Best Practices From DevSecOps.
How do you secure something you can’t even see, hear, or touch? They say the only secure server is one that isn’t turned on or connected to the internet. While that is true, it isn’t really practical, so we need to figure out ways to avoid exposing our company or clients data to malicious actors. Whether […]
The Dangers of Shadow IT
Shadow IT is a term often used to describe information-technology systems and solutions built and used inside organizations without explicit organizational approval. It is also used, along with the terms “Stealth IT” and “Client IT”, to describe solutions specified and deployed by departments other than the IT department. At one point, Shadow IT was merely […]
Using Twilio To Send SMS Texts via Python, Flask, and Ngrok
Python is great for many things. One thing, in particular, is hacking together code to develop and deploy simple web apps for particular functions or utilities you may need in your business. In this tutorial, I’ll be going over several how to integrate Twilio’s Programmable SMS systems using their Communications REST API, Python’s Flask micro-framework, […]
Configuring Ubuntu 18.04 for a Python Dev Environment with Flask, Gunicron, and VirtualEnv
Flask is a great Python framework for getting ideas up and running quickly on a lightweight app environment. In this tutorial, we are going to get Python 3.6 configured with development system packages to start a new Flask web application project and run it with Green Unicorn (Gunicorn). But first, what is Green Unicorn? Green Unicorn […]