September 3, 2016

Planning Your Technology Stack

Architecting an application and deciding on the key components of the technology stack that go into building it is an important task. If software hadn’t worked out as a career, my backup was construction. There are many similarities – from crafting the blueprints to laying the foundation, from choosing your materials to building the structure – that help explain the process of planning your tech stack. The thought that goes into this is similar to the thought that goes into purchasing and building a house. You want to make the choices that will sit well with you for years to come because this is a big decision. However, it’s equally…

September 3, 2015

Convert Bash script to Ansible Playbook

A simple bash script to provision a virtual host for a wordpress site, called within a Vagrant build.

Converting (and expanding) this to a playbook:

And finally, the call in Vagrant:


June 10, 2015

Setting up Ruby+Compass in Vagrant

For a variety of reasons, it appears the default bash script does not work 100% of the time in the litwicki-lemp vagrant box. So, I’ve added a simple manual step-by-step of the bash script that works. If anyone can figure out what I’ve done wrong in the bash script I’d be forever grateful!