Backstage

Tips and tricks about the various things that go on behind the scenes at a UK software development company.

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Identifying Crashed LXC Containers

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

This is a slightly technical post which I just wanted to put out there to assist anyone who may run into the problem. If you're not using Linux Containers, you...

Upgrading to production databases

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

Starting off with a Viaduct Hobby-level database is a great way to get your application up and running. However, when you enter production we strongly recommend upgrading your MySQL or...

The Built‑in Viaduct PHP Server

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

Viaduct has always provided a built-in PHP server which can be used for hosting any PHP application on the platform. Until now, you just added a web process and used...

Ruby 2.1.x Platform Changes

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

Due to Ruby's relatively new versioning policy, we will now only be maintaining one version of Ruby per minor release (for example, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 etc...). When a new tiny...

Levelling‑up production databases

Posted in December 2014 on the Viaduct blog

It's time to level-up production databases. Today we're announcing a new Tiny package which will allow you to deploy production-ready Mongo, Redis & memcache instances for just £7/month!

Hello Viaduct WebPush

Posted in November 2014 on the Viaduct blog

Viaduct WebPush is new service from Viaduct providing you with the tools you need to implement real-time messaging in your applications. Using web sockets, Viaduct WebPush includes the server-side infrastructure...

The Viaduct CLI Toolkit

Posted in November 2014 on the Viaduct blog

It's all go at Viaduct HQ at the moment. As developers ourselves, we love efficiency. As we spend 90% of our day using our terminal, we thought it would be...

Introducing Viaduct

Posted in December 2013 on the Viaduct blog

Hello and welcome to the inaugural post on the Viaduct blog! In this initial post I wanted to quickly explain our plans and what we're doing about making them a...

Reminiscing: Desklamp

Posted in December 2013 on the aTech Media blog

Back in 2006 when aTech was just a fledgling web design company, I started work on a CRM-type application to help us manage clients, jobs & quotes.

Re‑designing the aTech Media logo

Posted in November 2013 on the aTech Media blog

For the last months, I have been busy working on re-designing the logos for a number of our brands & companies. I wanted to explain a little of my reasoning...