CI/CD with Gitlab - Getting started

I use Gitlab a lot.  I use it for personal projects and have also implemented it at work - I love the platform.  Others are available, but for me, having everything in one place (though risky!) saves me having several tabs open.I've previously covered what CI/CD is, and…

Jenkins disk space usage

I'm working on a project, part time, in my spare time.  As part of that project I have Jenkins for continual building when I publish anything into the master branch in git.  I've not done much for a month or so, but logged in to it today to be given…

Encrypting the site

I've just moved my site from HTTP over to HTTPS.  It's not a huge deal for something like this, but it's something which I've really needed to do for a while, and something which is becoming more and more popular.  For most people this won't mean much, and for this…

Database Connection Mis-information

Whilst on my usual rounds on StackOverflow to help spread useful knowledge of computing and web development I came across the following comments on a thread:Um... mysql doesn't connect over http... nor to a directoryNeither should it be an url. Usually it's localhost or the IP address of the…

Fun with Firewalls

Firewalls are not fun.  I've got to open with that statement as I've been doing a lot of work with firewalls in the past couple of weeks.  It's not been the most enjoyable of experiences, but I can see why it is needed.I've been working with some during my…