Raspberry Pi as NAS with Samba

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14 min, 2759 words

This year I’ve bought a Raspberry Pi. I’ve wanted to play with it for a long time, but it was one of these things you keep delaying as I wasn’t sure what to use it for. After moving to London, and given that my NAS died, I found myself in need of a replacement, one that allowed me to install Crashplan on it if possible (for cloud backup).

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Gumtree blog is live

Pere Villega published on
1 min, 132 words

It’s been a busy couple of months. I recently moved from Dublin to London to start working at Gumtree (and loving it so far!). If moving is always a hassle, moving across countries is that hassle tenfold. Fingers crossed everything will be done by Christmas…

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Using Ansible to deploy Play Framework apps in EC2 instances

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4 min, 766 words

TL;DR: Clone Ansible for Play Framework to automate the task of deploying Play 2.x projects from a git repository into an EC2 instance.

As many developers I’m not a good sysadmin. That’s why I was happy to see the raise of PaaS like Heroku, which facilitated deploying a webapp without having to spend time in sysadmin tasks which I didn’t know how to do correctly and which took me too much time.

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Executing Jasmine Tests in Play 2.0.4

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6 min, 1098 words

Christmas break is over, and on a whim I started to check AngularJs. If you haven’t tested it yet, do it. I’ve toyed around with Backbone and some other Javascript single page app frameworks, and Angular is by far the one that I liked the most. It has simplicity embedded in its core, and turning tedious tasks (as setting controllers) into something trivial makes it a pleasure to use. Simplicity. Such an important concept, and one which is seldom present in frameworks.

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