Month: November 2011

  • Bye Bye Mangahigh – hello Bairwell!

    After just over 3 years working at Blue Duck Education Ltd as the Lead Developer/Systems Architect with Toby Rowland and other very talented people (too numerous to name here) building the Mangahigh Maths Games educational resource which we built from a brand new site to being one of the fastest growing educational games sites – […]

  • Hosted GIT Repositories

    Many of you developers have used Github, but when you want an organisation’s code hosted (in private repositories), Github can be quite expensive. The current rates are: Plan Price Private repositories Collaborators Disk space Organisations: Platinum $200/month 125 Unlimited 60Gb Organisations: Gold $100/month 50 Unlimited 20Gb Organisations: Silver $50/month 20 Unlimited 6Gb Organisations: Bronze $25/month […]

  • UK Black Friday Technical Discounts

    In the US, it’s “black Friday” which means that many companies are having some specials. Here’s my recommendations of products which are available to people in the UK: JetBrain’s PhpStorm editor50% off Personal Licences. £38 instead of £77. OS: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux I’ve found phpStorm a lot better than Eclipse and Netbeans: and […]

  • Running Jenkins CI for PHP on Amazon EC2 [7/7]

    Continued from Make a backup of the Amazon EC2 configuration Relaunching the Amazon EC2 image Log into your Amazon Ec2 account Select your Region again Select “Images->AMI” Select your image and click “Launch” Ensure the number of instances of “1” and “Instance type” is “Micro” and click “Continue”

  • Running Jenkins CI for PHP on Amazon EC2 [6/7]

    Continued from Installing and Configuring Jenkins CI Make a backup of the Amazon EC2 configuration Log into your Amazon Ec2 account Under the “My instances” select your Jenkins install Under “Instance Actions” to “Create Image (EBS AMI)” and give it an appropriate name and description It is advisable to shutdown your EC2 image when you […]