Play Framework 2.2 - Heroku - New Relic

This week I was monkeying around with Play Framework 2.2, Heroku and New Relic. Heroku makes it almost too easy to deploy to a production server. I wanted to track the performance and errors of my application, so I added New Relic to the mix. Unfortunalty, it wasn't nearly…

My HTML/CSS Styles For Success

Over the past few years, I have built sites small and large. From my experience, and learning from my peers around me, I have developed a guide for success. With these guidelines, you can build a great site, and maintain healthy CSS. Under specify, rather than over specify your entities…

Twitter Got Hacked - Some Results

In a wild flurry, my twitter account got hacked today at 3:35pm. I was in a meeting, didn't click any messages or links, and out of nowhere, I got a flurry of interactions on my phone. When I checked, I immediately knew what was going on and changed my…

Play Framework 2 HTTP to HTTPS redirect

One good feature of Play Framework is that it doesn't require an HTTP server in front of it. Play runs netty under the hood and it takes care of the HTTP service. Unfortunately, the play team decided not to support HTTPS currently. So I am using an Amazon ELB (Elastic…

Online Personal Brand Unification

To kick off 2014 and start on my adventure of improving my brand, the first thing I have to do is to unify it. Take a second to think about what Web Platforms you have an account on. You'll first list off the usual suspects, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Thats what…

New Years Resolution - Part I

Even though it isn't the new year yet, I wanted to give a quick update to my new years resolution. Quick recap from the post New Year, New Goals, my resolution is: I am going to improve my self, by blogging three times a week Thinking more about this, I…