Google Cloud Source Repositories vs. Bitbucket vs. GitHub: A Worthy Alternative?

Without much fanfare, Google introduced a new version control platform, hosted on its vast cloud. If this sounds somewhat familiar, you may be thinking of Google Code, which is now defunct. The big difference is that Google’s new Cloud Source Repositories is a git platform, which means it is a lot more flexible (and useful) than Google Code.

Google Code was launched back in 2006, a couple of years before GitHub and Bitbucket appeared on the scene, quickly overtaking Google Code in popularity. Google finally pulled the plug on Google Code in March 2015, citing lack of interest.

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Deploy Web Applications Automatically Using GitHub Webhooks

Anyone who develops web applications and attempts to run them on their own unmanaged servers is aware of the tedious process involved with deploying their application and pushing future updates. Platform as a service (PaaS) providers have made it easy to deploy web applications without having to go through the process of provisioning and configuring individual servers, in exchange for a slight increase in costs and decrease in flexibility. PaaS may have made things easier, but sometimes we still need to or want to deploy applications on our own unmanaged servers. Automating this process of deploying web applications to your server may sound overwhelming at first, but in reality coming up with a simple tool to automate this may be easier than you think. How easy it is going to be to implement this tool depends a lot on how simple your needs are, but it certainly is not difficult to achieve, and can probably help save a lot of time and effort by doing the tedious repetitive bits of web application deployments.

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Hosting For Freelance Developers: PaaS, VPS, Cloud, And More

At a glance, the hosting industry may not appear exciting, but it’s grunts in data centres the world over that keep our industry going. They are, quite literally, the backbone of the Internet, and as such they make everything possible: from e-commerce sites, to smart mobile apps for our latest toys. The heavy lifting is done in boring data centres, not on our flashy smartphones and wafer thin notebooks.

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Boost Your Productivity With Amazon Web Services

During the last few years, the hottest word on everyone’s lip has been “productivity.” In the rapidly evolving Internet world, getting something done fast always gets an upvote. Despite needing to implement real business logic quickly and accurately, as an experienced PHP developer I still spent hundreds of hours on other tasks, such as setting up database or caches, deploying projects, monitoring online statistics, and so on. Many developers have struggled with these so called miscellaneous tasks for years, wasting time instead concentrating on the project logic.

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Introduction To PHP 7: What’s New And What’s Gone

One of the most exciting events in 2015 in the PHP world was the release of PHP 7, 10 years on from the release of the last major version, PHP 5. With a major step forward, PHP 7 introduces plenty of new features and performance upgrades.

However, it also removes old, deprecated functionality, which introduces some compatibility breaks, making it harder for older applications to migrate to the new version. This guide should serve as a quick tour on what to expect if you plan on moving your existing applications, or building new ones, on top of PHP 7.

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