./Alex Allen

Alex is an independent developer who is obsessed with both performance and information security. When not writing code, Alex is either playing guitar or working in his garden.


PostgreSQL: Efficient Queries - Indexing

How to index your tables to make your queries perform far more efficiently.

on 2018-11-05

PostgreSQL: Explain

Understand what is going on under the hood of your queries.

on 2018-11-02

PostgreSQL: Analyze

How to keep PostgreSQL updated on the status of our tables so it can run queries as efficiently as possible.

on 2018-10-26

PostgreSQL: Vacuum / Autovacuum

Eliminate the bloat in your database with vacuum and autovacuum.

on 2018-10-24

PostgreSQL: General Configuration 2

Understanding pg_hba.conf, postgresql.conf, and how to use them to tune our systems.

on 2018-10-18

PostgreSQL: General Configuration 1

Getting up and running with PostgreSQL.

on 2018-10-16

ReasonML Standard Library

Getting comfortable with ReasonML's standard library.

on 2018-08-21

ReasonML Fundamentals Part 3

Destructuring, pattern matching, imperative loops, modules

on 2018-08-16

ReasonML Fundamentals Part 2

Fundamentals - Record, variant, list, array, function, if/else

on 2018-08-14

ReasonML Fundamentals Part 1

Dive into the core fundamentals of ReasonML, including let, type, string, char, and more.

on 2018-08-09

Tagged with: JavaScript

Introduction to ReasonML

Installing ReasonML and getting to know its ecosystem, including refmt, Merlin, BuckleScript, and redex.

on 2018-08-07

Tagged with: JavaScript

Logging and Monitoring

Configuring and managing basic logging for Nginx.

on 2018-07-06

Tagged with: nginx

Working With APIs

Load Balancing and Caches

on 2018-07-02

Tagged with: nginx

Server Rendered Apps

How to make Nginx useful with server rendered apps built using Rails or Express.js.

on 2018-06-27

Tagged with: nginx

Hosting Static Websites

Use Nginx to host a basic static website.

on 2018-06-22

Tagged with: nginx

Setup Nginx

Tying it all together with Nginx.

on 2018-06-08

Tagged with: JavaScript

Introduction to Nginx

Nginx Fundamentals

on 2018-06-08

Tagged with: nginx

Launch and enhance our API

Learning To Use PM2 and launching our API

on 2018-06-06

Tagged with: JavaScript

Create FreeBSD droplets and configure them to run Nginx and Node.js

Configuring FreeBSD.

on 2018-06-05

Tagged with: JavaScript

Build a Node.js API

Building the API defining our CRUD operations.

on 2018-06-04

Tagged with: JavaScript