May 24, 2017
Socks proxy and shadowsocks
Socks proxy is a lightweight alternative for VPN. May be this statement is a little overdo. But sometimes we really need a socks proxy, where VPN is really not an option. Firefox (more-ly with the option for "Proxy DNS" in newer versions) with socks is a great combination, when anonymous browsing is required.
May 17, 2017
Creating our own discussion forum with Slack
This is a small DIY to automate sending invitation for your Slack team. With Slack team, you can create create your own forum and invite people to join and discuss about interesting stuff. This makes use of the Slackin project. I've included Google recaptcha to prevent spam registrations. And the deployment has been done on Openshift.
Sep 20, 2016
JavaScript Objects, Functions aka Classes In ES5

JavaScript has five primitive data types: string, number, boolean, null and undefined. And operators like, +, -, typeof, instanceof etc. Other than these, everything else are objects. Even functions are objects, can be created by invoking by Function constructor and typeof on a function returns function.

Sep 19, 2016
Configure GitLab backup into Amazon S3

In the previous post, I tried to write a step by step procedure to install and configure a GitLab Community Edition Server. Now, whenever we are running a server with some kind of hosting, whatever that may be, site-hosting, file-hosting, image-hosting or any other kind of hosting, proper backup is needed. Whatever we do to protect our server, for a cloud vps, it’s unlikely, but it may crash, or for some un-known reason, hosting account may be suspended, or host may go down for bankruptsy or server’s IP may get banned and the site can’t be accessed due to the firewall of the ISP. So, there are many reasons, that can result in no-access-to-the-server. And as a precaution, we need to take backup of the server regularly.

Sep 17, 2016
Installation And Configuration Of GitLab Server With CI

Please select Ubuntu 16.04, if it’s possible, as the server os, for both the servers. I’m using this. I’ll try to write the steps as os agnostic as possible and shall try to give proper links to install for other distributions.

Sep 16, 2016
How I Host Private GitLab With CI For Less Than Four Euro

We the creators must take good care of what we create. I, as a software developer write code. A journalist creates new articles. A researcher writes thesis. And so on. These, what we create, does not come without cost. Here the cost is, we have to conceive an idea. Do research on that idea. Collect documents, which have been created by others,on that idea or related to that idea. Read/analyse the collected resources. Think and think over the topic. For days. For months. For some, maybe some years. The creator of Pokemon Go, conceived the idea in 2010. And finally could publish in 2016. It takes time to create. Creation costs ourselves.

Sep 10, 2016
CI with Vexor
Vexor is a CI tool/website, where we can host our CI builds. In this post I've examined how to configure Vexor in order to host our CI builds.
Aug 22, 2016
Moving new Git branch with different history to master

Today I’ve learned a new thing about Git. Actually some days back, we started re-implementation of one of our old web app. Previously, the app was written with Jquery. Some days back, we felt that, it would be better, if we could use ReactJs for the app, as it only shows updates, and each of the updates has it’s own life cycle. So, thought this would be a good use case to leverage the powerful features of ReactJs.

Apr 27, 2016
Show modal dialog in IE with IFrame

We had used modal dialog of IE, in one of our old projects. What we did there, opened one modal dialog, with one url to a external website. In the external page (not maintained by us), one variable returnValue was set to window with the intended value (one object actually), and we used to get the resultant from the return value of showModalDialog, as this returns the value present in window.returnValue of the modal.

Apr 22, 2016
JavaScript 'bind': a less used magic

There is a method bind available in function.prototype of JavaScript. Do you know? May be.

I got to know about this in detail at quite a later time in my programming carrier. I heard and read about the method. But couldn’t find good example/use-case to use. Recently one of my colleagues came with a puzzle question, how to write this multiply function so that the following would return 120 the product of the numbers passed.