I recently ran into a problem with disc space on my Mac, requiring me to find and delete large files to free up some space quickly. I found the following command (in Terminal) very useful to find large files of a given size in a given directory.
When it comes to updating a database or your code in a production environment, or even migrating code between old and new servers, you don’t want someone accessing your files during your deployment procedure.
Managing a server using SSH and Command Line Access over the past few years has taught me a lot. It’s sometimes important to check how a server is doing in terms of load or you may simply want to check hard disk usage.
I’ve come to love my Nexus One and the Android OS, even after using the iPhone for over three years.
On a recent project I worked on, the sheer amount of users using the application caused the web server to fail due to the load on the database.
Being a iPhone user for the past few years, I was looking forward to giving the new Google phone a try. Especially since some early reviews called it the iPhone killer. I received my Google Nexus One (GNO) on Friday, 15th Jan 2010 and have spent the last few days playing with the functionality.
The Cage Cricket application is my first cross-platform mobile application built using Trigger.io and Parse, and works on iOS and Android.
For Halloween, I helped wonga.com reskin an old app they had originally developed with a third-party agency. The app used Adobe Flash as the main user interface, with a PHP / MySQL backend.