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Simple Websites with Jekyll and Docker

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How to host your own simple Jekyll websites on DigitalOcean using Docker.

Looking to create a simple website but don’t want to pay through the nose for hosting? Get started today for free with Jekyll and Docker.

A Back-End for Backbone.js Apps

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Using Ruby, Sinatra and MongoDB on Windows

After writing about Developing Web Apps on Windows with Vagrant spent some time immersing myself in Ruby and Ruby Gems. Tonight, while catching up on some articles in my Pocket, I ran across the following article from Addy Osmani: Building Backbone.js Apps With Ruby, Sinatra, MongoDB and Haml.

Sweet. In addition to Addy’s very awesome and open-source book Backbone Fundamentals, he’s also writing some useful related articles. And though I’d likely ditch haml in favor of Emblem with Swag, Addy’s article ought to be a good starting point for the Ruby newbie.

Emulating IE with VirtualBox

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Earlier today, while looking for a new solution to an older IE compatibility issue, I chanced across this nifty script for testing IE on macOS using virtual machines and VirtualBox: xdissent.github.com/ievms.