Tagged: nodejs

NodeJS Module Tutorial: A New Series 0

NodeJS Module Tutorial: A New Series

Recently at work we’ve been busy working on a number of security projects. One of the key projects is having our user directory accessible universally which means LDAP. So we’ve undertaken moving our “Directory of Truth” from Okta to JumpCloud. While Okta provides a good product, JumpCloud provides LDAP-as-a-Service (and RADIUS-as-a-service) which has worked very well in my testing so far. What does this have to do with writing a...

Installing nginx 1.9.7 on Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 0

Installing nginx 1.9.7 on Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10

Historically I’ve been one for the LAMP stack. However over the past year or two I’ve spent a lot more time working with new fun technologies like Node.JS and Meteor. While there is nothing wrong with running these applications inside the LAMP world, some things like Websockets just don’t work well with Apache. As such I’ve been exploring the dark and dangerous world of nginx. Being one to love the...

Lost some files in AWS Glacier? I found ’em 0

Lost some files in AWS Glacier? I found ’em

During my last few visits to the AWS Popup loft, I really dug into my Amazon Web Services account, especially the billing. My bill had skyrocketed to over $5 a month! What had happened? How did I miss this huge spike in billing? Well, it turns out that a majority of that bill was from AWS Glacier, I must have stuck something in there for safekeeping and forgotten about it.

Tutorial: AWS API Gateway to Lambda to DynamoDB 18

Tutorial: AWS API Gateway to Lambda to DynamoDB

After last week’s Internet Of Things hack session, I became fascinated with all the fun IoT projects and technologies there are to play with. Everything you do, requires data to go into the cloud, so I figured I’d start there. In the hack series I learned how to push data into AWS Kinesis which is amazing, however it has its disadvantages. On the flip side there is the new AWS...

SocketIO IRC-style Tutorial – Part 3 – The server code 0

SocketIO IRC-style Tutorial – Part 3 – The server code

This is the 3rd post in a multi-part tutorial series on Socket.io. See Part 2 here. In today’s portion of the tutorial, I’ll be explaining the server side (NodeJS) code in a bit more verbosity than the comments. A fair portion of this will simply be explaining the “why” of each section of code. Additionally, since we haven’t discussed the client side code, I’ll be enumerating on the missing links...