Running Apache on my local machine helps me speed up my web development work. It means that I can use root-relative urls, server-side programming languages (such as PHP) and interface with a database — all without having to upload anything via FTP.
Posts Tagged ‘linux’
This morning I had to give a client an estimate for some work they wanted doing on a Rails 2.1.2 app.
The work itself wasn’t overly complicated, but getting a system up and running using Ruby 1.8 and Rails 2.1 proved to be somewhat of a challenge.
Here’s how I did it.
Microsoft have produced a very handy backup tool for Windows in the form of SyncToy.
It is intuitive and easy to use, so when I made the switch from Windows to Linux as my main operating system, this was something I sorely missed.
I quickly stumbled upon rsync as the de-facto backup program for Linux, but must admit I was somewhat overwhelmed with the plethora of configuration options it ships with, as well as the tremendously verbose output it produces.
Here’s how to tame it somewhat.