Monthly Archives: February 2014

Using A Single Git Repository For Multiple Heroku Projects

SignalLeaf has 2 separate services, at this point: the web app and the media server. Both of these services are deployed to Heroku, each on their own Heroku app instance. This allows me to scale them as needed. I give … Continue reading 

Posted in Deployment, Git, Heroku | Leave a comment

High Speed, High Capacity Storage: The 1 Thing Every Screencaster Needs

If there’s one thing every screencaster needs, it’s high speed, high capacity storage for raw materials. I just finished up my 15th episode of WatchMeCode¬†(and have recorded probably another 15 or 20 episodes other than those) -¬†here’s the progress bar … Continue reading 

Posted in Hardware, Reviews | 4 Comments

On The Value Of GateKeepers In Publishing

Cal Newport recently wrote a blog post questioning the value of ignoring gatekeepers in the publishing world. He took a quote from a podcast about self-publishing, and ran with it in the other direction. The original quote is: The podcast … Continue reading 

Posted in Books, Publishing | 1 Comment

How I Work Around The require(“../../../../../../../”) Problem In NodeJS

Anyone building a large enough app in NodeJS will tell you that it gets really really really frustrating to have 3 or more lines of this in every module you build: It’s ugly. It’s hard to read. It’s hard to … Continue reading 

Posted in Javascript, NodeJS, NPM | 18 Comments

JavaScript Promises: A Journey To The “Promise Land”

Promises certainly aren’t the holy grail of asynchronous flow control in JavaScript. There are no silver bullets, after all. Promises are a tremendously important concept, and one that you need to understand, though. They’ve been around for a few years, … Continue reading 

Posted in Javascript, JQuery, NodeJS, Qjs, RSVPjs, Screencast, WatchMeCode, WinJS | Leave a comment

Heroku And SSL: Fixing “This site’s security certificate is not trusted!” on Android and other devices

I recently received a report of SignalLeaf being “blacklisted” by Chrome. After a bit of panic, and asking twitter to see if the site was having issues, I got confirmation that Android phones and other devices / browsers were getting … Continue reading 

Posted in DNSimple, Heroku, SignalLeaf, SSL | 6 Comments