Using Windows for Development

It’s been a few months since my 2011 Macbook Pro died. I’ve tried to find a replacement since. With rumors of a new Macbook Pro announcing soon, I haven’t found any justification to replacing it with another. I did however, purchased a 2015 12” Macbook. I bought for my son and I was planning to use it as a secondary development machine. I’m not expecting it to be a powerhouse laptop which is why it won’t be a primary device. I will share my thoughts on that once I play with it more.

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Upgrading to Jekyll 3

On October 26, 2015, Jekyll 3.0 was released. You can check out the blog post athttp://jekyllrb.com/news/2015/10/26/jekyll-3-0-released/. I decided to try it out but I ran into a few issues. One big one that many may face is the built-in pagination feature. In version 3, it is now deprecated. You can still use it but you …

Using SSL Certificate for Websites hosted in AWS S3

I have been hosting static websites on Amazon’s S3 service for a few years now and it’s been great. It’s affordable, simple, and fast. But what about if you want to use SSL certificates? I found a nice article on how to configure SSL with Cloudfront from https://bryce.fisher-fleig.org/blog/setting-up-ssl-on-aws-cloudfront-and-s3/. It worked until recently. I started running …

Developing on Windows

I recently started running Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10. As a developer, I have preferred developing on OSX or a Linux VM - it’s just easier unless you’re developing for a Windows platform. But for web development, Windows has never been an option for me. I’ve tried in the past but I always hated …