Installing DataStax Enterprise on Digital Ocean

These instructions explain how to install DataStax Enterprise on a set of Digital Ocean droplets. DataStax provides instructions for Installing on cloud providers, but currently only Amazon EC2 and HP Cloud are described specifically. The steps below can be used for Digital Ocean, or more generally for any other cloud provider. We’ll create a set of Ubuntu droplets and install DataStax Enterprise (DSE) on them to create a Cassandra cluster. Update: Scroll to the bottom for a video demo of these install steps. These are the relevant DataStax documentation pages if you want to learn more details behind each step:…

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Screencast: Mover.io Blog Backup to Box.com

I recently started using Mover.io to back up my blog. Mover is a relatively new service which can migrate or back up between several different cloud services. I’m starting to use it as part of my backup strategy, making sure even files I have “in the cloud” are located in more that one service. To demonstrate the steps, here’s a short screencast in which I add a regular backup task from part of my blog to the Box cloud service,

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Capture Android Mobile Web Traffic With Fiddler

When doing web development on the desktop, you have the benefit of inspection and debugging tools available in modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. Inspecting web traffic for page requests and API calls is relatively straightforward. Once you move over to mobile development, you miss a lot of those built-in tools. Luckily there are some good desktop network proxy tools which can make mobile traffic inspection possible again. In this post I’ll walk through setting up an Android 4.x device with Fiddler running on a Windows PC.

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