It’s that time again, welcome to another Monday edition of the RunCloud RunDown, July 30th.
This week in the blog we have two short articles dealing with two of the most frequently raised support requests/issues. Firstly we look at how you can take advantage of Digital Ocean’s floating IPs with your RunCloud managed servers and web applications. After that we look at exactly what is going on with the dreaded Cloudflare Flexible SSL/Wordpress redirect loop, and then how we can resolve it.
In other news…
The big news of the week was more consolidation, this time it was Slacks acquisition of HipChat from Atlassian and their new partnership. We also learned about Laravel Nova, a new addition to the Laravel suite of products from Taylor Otwell’s team. Gitlab released their 2018 Global Developer Report, which makes for a very interesting read. Across at the Wistia blog, the founders, (and CEO and CTO ) have published their insightful story about taking Wistia from a start up to one of the powerhouses in online video hosting.
Daniel Jeffries at Hackernoon suggests why he thinks we need open source now more than every before. At the MalCare blog, Sophia Lawrence bring us a guide to a super successful AppSumo promotion. Jeff Chandler at WP Tavern starts to look at the future of theme support for the upcoming Gutenberg editor in WordPress. Y Combinator have announced their 2018 Startup School. Google Cloud Platform have launched a LA Cloud region, and Matt Shaw explains how he has migrated to a Windows local development environment for WordPress.
In our tutorials this week we have a step by step guide to RESTful API design from Tanmay Deshpande at Hackernoon, Jonathan Fulton at Videoblocks gives us a Web Architecture 101 class, while over at Smashing Magazine Jakub introduces us to notifications made easy for WordPress.
We also have a guide to debugging PHP in VSCode, we find out about the weird things variable fonts can do in CSS, then learn about extending Laravel collections with macros. We finish off this week with a guide to working fast in *NIX, learn a bit more about GraphQL, and see how we can set up routing in PHP applications using the Symfony routing component.
How to use Digital Ocean Floating IP
One of Digital Oceans most popular features is their Floating IP feature. Every week we receive support requests asking how people can install their RunCloud instances using a DO floating IP, however that just isn't possible. Not to worry though, you can easily assign any of your web applications to a floating IP, here's how...Read More
Fixing Redirect Loop on Cloudflare SSL
One of the most common errors and frustrations for people using Cloudflare with WordPress is when they suffer the dreaded site redirect loop when attempting to implement the Cloudflare flexible SSL option alongside a Let's encrypt solution such as the one RunCloud offers, here we explain how to fix it and just what is going on.Read More
Development News from Across the PHP World and Beyond
Atlassian + Slack - Slack acquires HipChat and partners up with Atlassian
The big news this last week in the tech sector was the acquisition of HipChat by Slack, with Slack rolling HipChat's user base into their platform and Atlasssian taking a stake in the venture.Read More
Introducing Laravel Nova - a beautifully designed administration panel for Laravel.
Laravel News | Paul Redomon
Taylor Otwell and the Laravel team announced the latest addition to the Laravel platform and stack of services, Laravel Nova, a beautifully designed administration panel for Laravel Apps.Read More
The GitLab 2018 Global Developer Report - trends influencing software professionals, developers and teams.
GitLab released their 2018 Global Developer Report, an in-depth study of the trends influencing software professionals, developers and teams, with an eye on the roadmap beyond.Read More
How an Offer to Sell Wistia Inspired Us to Take On $17M in Debt
Wistia | Chris Savage & Brendan Schwartz
Most founders dream of building a product that eventually becomes a household name and sells for a billion dollars, but chasing that goal comes with some downsides. Learn about the path the Wistia founders took.Read More