Improving SEO for Baker Street Systems
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 25, 2016

Over the past week, I've been educating myself on what exactly search engine optimization (SEO) is and how best to apply the SEO principles so that search engines, such as Google, will rank my websites better. I can put together some pretty spectacular websites, but it doesn't matter one bit if nobody can find them! So I've decided to do a little experiment with this very website. I'd like to increase the SEO and credibility of Baker Street Systems. I'll be updating this blog post with regular updates so we can see how this website's credibility changes over time. Hopefully we will see a posit...

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Redis Logo
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 24, 2016

Redis is probably my favorite caching service. It just works! I used to go with Memcached, but if something was improperly configured or it received a piece of data it didn't like, you were hating life. What is Redis Direct quote from the Redis documentation: Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker Redis allows you to store things in memory (as opposed to on the hard drive), which makes it really fast. Though you could actually use it as a NoSQL database with the built in option to persist (save to hard disk) the data...

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Improving SEO Rankings for Utah Projectors
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 24, 2016

Yesterday, I posted about my initiative to try to Improve SEO for Baker Street Systems and I realized today that since most of Baker Street System's business comes from client referrals, improving SEO rankings and how it relates to overall business success might be a little hard to measure. Don't get me wrong; I still intend to improve the SEO of Baker Street Systems because every website we do should be a showcase to others. But I realized this morning that there is another website we could experiment with that would allow us to see how much SEO affects overall business success. Utah Projecto...

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How To Secure Apache with SSL Certificate from Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 09, 2016

I love this article! It's so easy to encrypt everything now... for free! How To Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04

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Hardening (Increasing Security) for SSL on Ubuntu 14.04 and Apache2
Jason Jason Photo Jason Jason, Feb 04, 2016

It seems like I've been undergoing a lot of security audits recently, and though they can sometimes feel like colonoscopy with people going through all my code and questioning everything, it's also a great opportunity to become a better developer. One of the easiest ways to increase security for your server is to optimize your SSL (Security Socket Layer). To give credit where credit is due, I took a lot of the suggestions from Laravel News, but this tutorial will be more generic in that you don't need to be using Laravel or Forge to optimize your SSL. I'll also try to be very specific in what...

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