LAMP stack on Amazon EC2: Part 1

Amazon Web Services offer a free tier of most of their services allowing you to host a full blown server in the cloud within their usage limits which can be...

LAMP stack on Amazon EC2: Part 2

I’m kind of assuming you’ve set up an EC2 instance as per ‘Setting up your first EC2 instance,’ or at least something similar. Now, we’ve got an EC2 instance up...

What's all this about Channel Shift?

Even before the publishing of the ‘Digital by Default’ paper by Martha Lane-Fox, public services, particularly local authorities have embarked on a mission to ‘channel shift’ their customers to more...

Build a Java WAR file with Ant

I’d never really used Ant build files directly until we moved to using Jenkins as a separate build server. Prior to moving to Jenkins we were just exporting our built...