Category Archives: Development

Batch Convert 4-Space Indentations to 2-Space

While adding a linter to an old project, I wrote the following bash script to convert 4-space indentations to 2-space indentations. This example recursively looks for *.js files starting at the script’s location. Of course, it can be used for any type of file though by simply changing the extension.

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Automatically Compile SASS Using Node.js and Express

For about two years I have been using Grunt to compile my SASS files into CSS for projects for work as well as for personal projects such as this website. This workflow has served me well and I still use it for most of my PHP-based projects. However, I’ve come up with an even easier and faster solution for my Node.js-based applications.

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Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon

Note: This article expands upon the principles as explained in my other post about Redis Sentinel and Docker Compose. If you haven’t read it yet, you should do so before continuing with this article. Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon is a relatively complex procedure that requires every instance of Redis to be able … more »

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Using Redis Sentinel with Docker Compose

Redis is an easy-to-use solution for anyone looking for a robust key-value store. It is feature-rich, but relatively simple to use and even has official Docker images. This post will not go into anymore detail as to what exactly Redis is as it assumes the reader already knows. If not, you can read about it … more »

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Working with Linux in Windows: Linux Server in VirtualBox

I have written before about having to work in Windows 7 with Docker which only runs natively on Linux, macOS or Windows 10. The solution I have used until now has always been to run Xubuntu in VirtualBox and work directly with Docker inside the virtual machine. This has several advantages, but also many detriments … more »

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Debugging Node.js in a Docker Container with WebStorm

Node.js + Docker + WebStorm is not an unusual setup for Node.js developers, but there is nonetheless surprisingly little information available about how to setup debugging in WebStorm while running a Node.js application locally in a Docker image. Fortunately it is very simple to setup and the benefit of having real debugging is something that … more »

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Resize an NSImage Proportionately in Swift

For the past couple of days, I’ve been working on a small project for OS X written in Swift where it was necessary to import an image and scale it down proportionately based on a given width and height. Since I couldn’t find much help online, I thought I would contribute my bit and post … more »

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Node.js: Fixing a memory leak in Express MemoryStore

When using a combination of Express and krakenjs in your Node.js application, there is a feature enabled by default which automatically leads to a nasty memory leak. It uses a technology called MemoryStore in order to store user sessions which works well in a development environment, but is problematic on a production system. Essentially, MemoryStore … more »

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Symfony2: Giving Each Locale Its Own Domain Name

After spending hours looking around online for an answer to the problem I was having setting the locale of a multi-lingual Symfony2 application based on the domain name, I finally sat down and more or less found my own solution. As is often the case, an answer to a question on Stack Overflow got me … more »

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