Using GIT Properly

Using GIT Properly

Coding, Guide
Everyone needs to get into the habit of branching when they use GIT. Whether it's a new feature, a bug fix, or a small improvement to some existing code, every ticket should get its own branch. Do some work on this branch, committing early and often (for instance, whenever your tests pass). Also make sure to use the Atomic Approach to creating commits. It shouldn’t be uncommon for you to have 10-30 commits per day. Atomic Approach • Commit each fix or task as a separate change • Only commit when a block of work is complete • Commit each layout change separately • Joint commit for layout file, code behind file, and additional resources The seven rules of a great Git commit message 1. Separate subject from body with…
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Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Simple Changes to Secure Apache

Coding, Guide
Keep Updated You should update your linux settings no less than once a month. This will ensure that you are not running vulnerable technology. Remove Header Details / Disable Tokens When Apache web server generates any web pages or error pages, some important information about the version and other details implemented on the system are displayed in the web site server header. ex: Server: Apache/2.0.53 (Ubuntu) PHP/4.3.10-10ubuntu4 Server at xx.xx.xx.xx Port 80 To ensure that the Apache HTTP web server does not broadcast this message to the whole world publicly and fix possible security issue, modify these two directives ServerTokens and ServerSignature in httpd.conf configuration file. Edit the /etc/apache2/httpd.conf Add the following: ServerSignature Off ServerTokens Prod Save and restart the apache web service. You server will then only identify itself as Server: apache…
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Keep Your Childern Safe Online

Keep Your Childern Safe Online

Guide
Many of us have children who use the internet constantly for chatting with their friends, emailing, or even doing homework. I know that when I was growing up, I had my own personal computer, however that was before the Internet when BBS's where the internet. Things change, and now more than ever it is important to monitor, secure and generally keep kids safe online. Location Location Location The first recommendation I have is to move the computer out of your child’s room. Yes even teenagers rooms. This alone should help limit the potential for visiting illegal or even pornographic web sites. Personally I do not what to block content from research, but I do want my kid to have a certain amount of paranoia when it comes to me as…
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Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

Guide
I love getting jokes from friends through email. It’s a great way to keep in touch and share thoughts and ideas quickly and easily. But not everyone is getting their emails at home, or they may have limited email storage, so here are just a couple of quick tips to make emailing better for everyone! This is by no means meant to be mean or hurtful to people who send out these emails. These are more or less just ideas to think about. BCC BCC stands for Blind Carbon Copy. When you CC everyone on an email you are not only spreading the message but also the list of emails of people who receive it. This can lead to increased spam in everyone’s email box. Not to mention some people…
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