Category: Techno Babble

Babbling ’bout tech

Performance Testing NGINX Ingress Controllers in a Dynamic Kubernetes Cloud Environment

As more and more enterprises run containerized apps in production, Kubernetes continues to solidify its position as the standard tool for container orchestration. At the same time, demand for cloud computing has been pulled forward

Deploying Application Services in Kubernetes, Part 2

In the previous blog in this series, we looked at the rising influence of DevOps in controlling how applications are deployed, managed, and delivered. Although this may appear to invite conflict with NetOps teams, enterprises

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Using PowerShell with APIs to Generate Let’s Encrypt SSL Certs with CloudFlare or GoDaddy DNS

Lets Encrypt has issued over a billion SSL certificates since starting out and has all but ended any reason for not having trusted SSL certificates installed on test/dev, lab or non-production systems. I even know

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How to Accept Donations on Your WordPress Site

Whether you’re a charity or a content creator who’s been hustling for a while, you’re probably considering reaching out to your audience for financial support. However, being able to accept donations on your WordPress site

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Deploying Application Services in Kubernetes, Part 1

If we’ve observed just one change that has come with the growth of Kubernetes and cloud‑native architectures, it’s that DevOps teams and application owners are taking more direct control over how their applications are deployed,

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4 Ways to Create Better WooCommerce Product Pages

There are many moving parts involved when it comes to creating and maintaining a WooCommerce site. Product pages are a key element that is easy to overlook, but vital to the success of your online

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A look at password security, Part V: Disk Encryption

The previous posts ( I, II, III, IV) focused primarily on remote login, either to multiuser systems or Web sites (though the same principles also apply to other networked services like e-mail). However, another common

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3 Undefeated eCommerce Website Practices That Boost Conversions

Let’s face it, carving a niche for yourself online is becoming harder. New ecommerce websites are joining the millions that already exist every day. Your first thought will be to market more just to be

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Best Practices for Managing Internal APIs

Some consumer‑facing APIs are so widespread they’ve become household names – think Google Maps and Stripe – but internal APIs are the real powerhouse of the API economy. Internal APIs – by which we mean APIs exposed only

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10 Programming Habits Web Developers Should Adopt

Anyone can learn to code, but developing good programming habits is another matter entirely. Programming is one of the easiest professions to pick up without any formal training. But when you’re entirely self-taught, you can

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Why DNS Is Critical for Modern Application Deployments

In a previous blog, I explained how application outages can impact customer confidence and bring your business to a standstill. In today’s marketplace, failing to adapt and deliver new services to the market quickly can

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What is RSS and how to use it!

What is RSS? RSS is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. These feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of

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Easily Duplicate a Page or a Post in WordPress

Creating a duplicate of your existing WordPress posts or pages can be useful in many situations. You can use the copy as a template for future posts, or a reference when you redesign your website.

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What Does It Mean to Have a High-Quality Website in 2020?

It’s 2020 and you know you need a high-quality website to make a positive impact on your potential customers. But it’s sometimes unclear what that even means. What constitutes a top-notch web presence changes quickly

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