In Web Services we get a lot of support requests, these range from bug reports, feature requests and job requests to our fans hounding us for signed autographs. Your first point of contact with us is by emailing the IT Service Desk from Outlook or by calling #7444. This is your time to shine! Without … Continue reading How to request support?
We are hiring a Web Developer. Deadline is Sunday 26 June 2016. Do you know the Web and PHP? Apply now! Now with those details out of the way, I'm trusting you've taken a glance at the Edge Hill Web Services Web Developer Job Description, note how much of the technical requirements that we've listed … Continue reading Hiring a Web Developer
Over the recent months I've been pushing myself to be more of a software engineer than a "coder". To that end I've been investing my time heavily in a lot of things, and part of that is attending talks and conferences on interesting topics. So when I saw the tweet below, I jumped at the … Continue reading Percona Live London 2013
Working in a University or any organization generally leaves you supporting a lot of old code, on even older systems. As part of our web services infrastructure virtualisation project I've been bringing a lot of old code on to new systems. As can be seen when I got PHP 5.2.4 running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS … Continue reading Creole on PHP 5.2.4 with MSSQL
Recently I wrote about installing PHP 5.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, then again about how I also got PHP 5.2 working on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise in the same way. Well now I'm trying to get OCI8 working in this environment and there were a couple of obstacles. Firstly, an updated package somewhere along the … Continue reading Installing OCI8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise (with PHP 5.2.x)
As part of a move to virtualise our last remaining physical servers and build more scaling capability and resilience into our web serving infrastructure we have a specific need to run a couple of legacy apps on PHP 5.2.x. In the future when we've managed to fit in testing a bug fixes we'll have these … Continue reading PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)
I'll admit it, I like to dream too.. though I'm sure it's not much of a secret, the content of my dreams will surprise some! I dream about ideal web serving infrastructures. There, I said it, and this is my dream: What I'm hoping to get set up in the new year is all sorts … Continue reading Infrastructure dreams
In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I've just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler's as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that's another blog post for another blog! This time round I'm covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into … Continue reading Dashboards
What do you have on yours? I've been avidly watching The Ultimate Wallboard contest that my favourite productive development software maker Atlassian sponsored. Taken from the site: A wallboard is a type of information radiator used for extreme feedback. Wallboards are typically displayed above a development team's workspace. Now that's got you wondering.. what's an … Continue reading Wallboards, dashboards and home tabs!
If you've just set up a new mysqld service and your getting the above error when trying to connect over TCP (even when tunnelling in over SSH), don't fret. The answer lies in /etc/hosts.allow. You need to add in a line similar to this: mysqld: 192.168.0.123 This foxed me a while ago and I didn't … Continue reading ERROR 2013 (HY000): Lost connection to MySQL server during query