Over the last year or so there has been a lot of hype around Vagrant and other Virtual Machine type systems. Ever since I’ve converted to a Mac I’ve been on MAMP 2, which has been great. But as the projects get larger, the multiple production environments enter into the picture, and other complications pop up, MAMP loses some steam.
Last night I was working on a little pet project of mine (soon to be a few blog posts probably), and I ran across a little problem.
At the end of 2012 I found myself pretty fed up with the PC world, and jealous that so many things were so much easier on the Mac/OSX platform. Just simple tasks through the command line are harder on PC, or you would even need additional programs to run them.
I’ve recently made the decision to move away from a PC to a Mac for day to day use and for work/development. This process has been slow so far, but one of the first things that I tackled was being able to sync my web files to all of my computers and also be able to access them locally without having an internet connection, if needed.
I’ve been using Mercurial and BitBucket since 2010 and my experiences have been really great with it. BitBucket has a great service and Mercurial is very easy to use. However, within my need to learn new and different things (and seeing everyone else use it), I decided to take a look at Git and GitHub.
Thank you for keeping an eye on my blog. I really like being able to help other coders and programmers out there with web development. Unfortunately, I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, so I apologize for that. I’ve been messing around with some new things that I will be posting about very soon. Just so I don’t keep you on the edge of your seat
I always have clients sending me images and other assets for their web projects. Sometimes they send them over in a nice format, other times not so much. I’ve been using the REN command in windows to do a lot of the automated work.
So as most of you probably know, I run a web design and development company, but we also deal with a lot of advertising on the web. SEO, PPC, Social Media to name a few. Around this time of year a lot of people want to redesign their site, make some changes, or do some sort of advertising.
As I stated in a previous post I have started to play around with the Yii Framework, and I really love it so far. I’m moving over from CodeIgniter, and even though the 2 frameworks are very different, I haven’t had too much trouble getting up and going with it. I have built a pretty large CMS on top of CI and I’m now working on porting that over to Yii. I’m trying to mimic as much as I had before without affecting the workflow that I had previously. So far so good.
Sorry, I know that I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve just been pretty busy with client projects, personal projects, music, stuff around the house, and general “summer” stuff. I’m going to try to make it a point to write some more in the very near future.