Category: Infrastructure

How-to create an online startup business

Everywhere you turn, someone is offering a business service online for a monthly subscription. These services are perfect for the small business owner. And, depending on the size of your company, you don’t really need a bookkeeper or general office manager to manage your affairs. For an independent consultant, contractor, or freelancer, online tools are […]

Multi-Server Docker Playground

Docker is an awesome solution to creating a multi-server sandbox environment on your local machine. I’m currently designing a solution for a messaging platform using RabbitMQ by Pivotal (the Spring folks). I needed to prove a concept using two Rabbit brokers. Enter the Docker VM. I was able to quickly prove my concept using two […]

Creation in the Cloud using Terraform

I created the Debian 8 instance for this website using a powerful tool called Terraform. I’m using Digital Ocean as the hosting provider because they have straightforward pricing and I like their documentation. I was introduced to Digital Ocean through Hoegg Software in Oklahoma City. Terraform provides a scripted way to create, update, and delete […]