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Replace PHP with WSGI python

on November 20, 2018

This post is a brief description of replacing PHP code with python using WSGI (Web Server Gateway Interface). The journey here comes from how I monitor my servers (mostly raspberry pi’s). I used a PHP script on all my servers that delivered the hostname and basic server information and I use xymon monitoring to poll that PHP script on all the servers and test to see if the hostname is contained in the returned page. My focus lately has been on python and my interest in PHP has waned. The goal was to replace my PHP script with a python script. The end result provides a simple means of delivering dynamic web pages. I will be using bottlepy as the wsgi web-framework. My development was done on an ubuntu 18.10 (“cosmic” release).

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Using a generic git pre-commit hook

on October 7, 2018

test_it && commit_it || reject_it

Using a pre-commit script when committing code makes sense and fits with every respectable dev-ops model. The goal is to have respectable code before it lands in a repository. Git makes this very easy through the use of “hooks”. If you look in any of your git project directories you will find these files in the ./.git/hooks/ directory:

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Vim ALE

on August 8, 2018

VIM is a standard for me. My UNIX career hung on my “vi” savvy which I learned appreciate from mentors who encouraged me to learn the tips and tricks of using vi. My learning curve with vi/vim has never leveled off, but rather, always gives me new features and tricks that energize me again. The latest vim “trick” is ALE (Asynchronous Lint Engine).

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