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Asciidoc and Asciidoctor: Write an e-book with code

Asciidoc and Asciidoctor: Write an e-book with code

Markdown is a simplistic markup language to focus on the content instead of the individual elements, but it's also very limited. You can use Asciidoc to accomplish the same simplicity while still being able to create more complex structures. In this post, we're going over how you can convert an Asciidoc file to a PDF book.

Gepubliceerd op: December 3rd, 2020
Setting up your development environment with Ansible

Setting up your development environment with Ansible

Setting up your development environment with Ansible is a great way to save yourself and your colleagues headaches. Creating an Ansible Playbook helps you to keep everyone on your team in the same environment and makes switching machines an easy task, not a chore.

Gepubliceerd op: November 25th, 2020
How to create a simple MQTT switch in Home Assistant

How to create a simple MQTT switch in Home Assistant

When you're using Home Assistant for your home automation and you've got a few MQTT devices you might want to create simple switches for your devices. However, if you're like me, this simple task turned out to be a very tough task. In this post we're going to create a visual toggle for your MQTT devices.

Gepubliceerd op: November 18th, 2020
Fixing hidden infrastructure issues with Netdata

Fixing hidden infrastructure issues with Netdata

Netdata has helped me to fix a major issue by pointing me in the right direction. By visualizing the issues that were happening, it helped me to find and fix a major issue within the first hour of deploying Netdata across the different nodes in the platform architecture.

Gepubliceerd op: September 23rd, 2020
Learning Go: What I've learned in 9 months

Learning Go: What I've learned in 9 months

In January of 2020, I started learning Go. In these past 9 months, I've been able to build multiple applications to contribute to faster applications, easier deployments, and more stability in the infrastructure. In this post, I go over what I've built and what I learned.

Gepubliceerd op: September 17th, 2020
Ansible: Easy and Safe SSH deployments from GitHub

Ansible: Easy and Safe SSH deployments from GitHub

Deploying your applications from GitHub using SSH doesn't have to be difficult and you don't have to give your remote machine access to your entire GitHub account either. In this post, we're going over using SSH through Deploy keys to only give your remote machine pull access to a single repository to deploy your application safely.

Gepubliceerd op: August 19th, 2020
Boost web performance with Service Workers

Boost web performance with Service Workers

If you're looking to improve the performance of your website and you haven't tried service workers yet, you should. Adding them gives you a big boost in web performance. Read here how I did it and let me show you how you can too.

Gepubliceerd op: August 5th, 2020
How I automated publishing my content to LinkedIn

How I automated publishing my content to LinkedIn

Sharing content to many platforms helps you to get the word out about your expertise. Automating this frees you up to create the content. In this post, I got over how I automated publishing my content to LinkedIn.

Gepubliceerd op: July 8th, 2020

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