Tech Recipe : Install HAProxy on Ubuntu

HAProxy is a reliable and high performance load balancer for TCP and HTTP(S) based applications.

There are several detailed tutorials around the web on how to install HAProxy. As is usual of my “Tech Recipe” posts, I’ve boiled those instructions down to the quickest way to have HAProxy installed and running on your Ubuntu machine. You will have a running and configured version of HAProxy 1.5 running in under 2 minutes, and ready to go into production. Continue reading

Git Branches

Ever wondered if there was a quick guide to working with branches. Sure there’s Git SCM and Git Ref, but it’s not always obvious what that one line of code is that you need, right now!. So here’s my attempt to address the issue. For those familiar with git, but don’t quite know what command to run.

This is a list of git commands for common situations when working with branches. It addresses branch creation, discovery and syncronization. Continue reading