The web server where my blog was hosted seemed to slow down by the day, and I’m looking for ways to move some stuff out of the way. I had heard of github pages, that allow one to host a static site for free, on a url like http://jfoucher.github.com. Git hub recently added the abilily to do a CNAME (kind of a DNS reidrect) from a custom domain name to a gituhub page.
The last element that decided me in favor of this setup is jekyll, a static site generator written in ruby. You write your posts in markdown, type “jekyll” on the command line, and your site is generated in a few seconds.
Afterwards, just commit and push to github, and voilà, your site is live!
August 18, 2011
Phpstorm allows incoming connection from Xdebug to enable variable inspection, breakpoints and so on in your favorite IDE.
June 29, 2011
Phing, a build tool for PHP, written in PHP, allows one to do practically anything when building your project. Today we write a custom task to update your twitter status upon a succcessfull build.
April 11, 2011
This library allows you to serve cached minimized css to your users without any action on your part.
April 03, 2011
Flickholdr.com takes your chosen image dimensions, your tags, and returns Creative Commons licensed images from flickr that fit your criteria.
February 13, 2011
We take advantage of Codeigniter 2's cached mechanism to dramatically speed up our sites with APC.