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Signing Git Commits With A Keybase GPG Key

A relatively unknown and underused feature of Git is the ability to cryptographically sign commits. It is an optional feature that provides a way for the author of a commit to prove ownership. It uses the author’s GPG key to leave a signature in the commit that can be checked later. If you’re a Keybase […]

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DigitalOcean Tutorials

Byobu for Terminal Management on Ubuntu

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a DigitalOcean Community Tutorial. Introduction Byobu is an easy-to-use wrapper around the tmux (or screen) terminal multiplexer. This means that it makes it easy for you to open multiple windows and run multiple commands within a single terminal connection.

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How To Use the DigitalOcean API v2 with Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a DigitalOcean Community Tutorial. Introduction Ansible 2.0 has recently been released, and with it comes support for version 2 of the DigitalOcean API. This means that you can use Ansible to not only provision your web applications, but also to provision and manage your Droplets automatically.

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Development Tutorials

Getting Started with PHPUnit in Laravel

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a Semaphore CI Community Tutorial. Introduction PHPUnit is one of the oldest and most well known unit testing packages for PHP. It is primarily designed for unit testing, which means testing your code in the smallest components possible, but it is also incredibly flexible and can […]

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DigitalOcean Tutorials

How To Deploy Multiple PHP Applications using Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as part of the Automating Your PHP Application Deployment Process with Ansible tutorial series for the Digital Ocean Community. Introduction This tutorial is the third in a series about deploying PHP applications using Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04. The first tutorial covers the basic steps for deploying an […]

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How to Deploy an Advanced PHP Application Using Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as part of the Automating Your PHP Application Deployment Process with Ansible tutorial series for the Digital Ocean Community. Introduction This tutorial is the second in a series about deploying PHP applications using Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04. The first tutorial covers the basic steps for deploying an […]

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How to Deploy a Basic PHP Application using Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as part of the Automating Your PHP Application Deployment Process with Ansible tutorial series for the Digital Ocean Community. Introduction This tutorial covers the process of provisioning a basic PHP application using Ansible. The goal at the end of this tutorial is to have your new web […]

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How To Configure Apache Using Ansible on Ubuntu

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a DigitalOcean Community Tutorial. Introduction Apache is one of the most popular web servers currently used on the Internet. It is easy to set up and configure on Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Debian, as it comes in the package repositories and includes a default configuration […]