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Systems and backends

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Setting up SFTP-only access with SSH Key authentication on CentOS

I’m not overly crazy about server environment setups, but I’m always up for an adventure when it comes to tinkering open source systems. I had the opportunity to help a client transition themselves from outsourcing their ICT services to taking control of these services internally. As the title of this blog post suggests, I spent …

Frameworks and backends

Yii: “yes, it is” the perfect PHP framework for me

I’ve been learning to develop web applications using the CakePHP framework for over a year now. Suffice to say, I haven’t succeeded in building a complete app with it, as much as I tried. CakePHP makes me feel like a total n00b, so much so that it’s embarrassing. Customizing and …

DynDNS web server port forward on XAMPP: my quick-and-dirty method

Free tools and services such as XAMPP and DynDNS are an absolute blessing for me particularly when I need to develop my web apps and test them under development mode. Last year, I successfully set my home web server running on XAMPPLite to be accessible via DynDNS so that I …