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December 16, 2012 Leave a comment

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Amazing free cloud services for application developers

August 22, 2012 Leave a comment

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This is a list of free services that I discovered. They are all cloud-based and provide specific support for application developers. If you code alone or in a small team, they are totally great and free-as-in-beer. If you plan to upgrade, their services are still inexpensive. The most interesting part is that they allow you to concentrate on your main task -coding-. Read more…

Running Ubuntu and other Linux flavors on an SSD

August 4, 2012 Leave a comment

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Ubuntu 12.04 running on SSD OCZ Agility 3 SATA IIIThere are some guides on the internet with tweaks on how to make your solid-state drive (SSD) run faster or last longer in Linux. While researching how to optimize my box to run on a dual approach (SSD for the operating system and SATA for data), I could not find all the information I needed in one single article.

Here is a guide I put together based on my experiences; it is also some kind of check list for my future installations, e.g. in case of SSD crash, which has already happened to me. Since SSDs work so much differently than HDDs, it’s important to make some optimization in Ubuntu for them. SSDs are much faster than HDDs, but have a limited number of writes before they wear out. This makes balancing performance with the life of your SSD also a big concern for how you tune your system. Read more…

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