Iptables is one of the most advanced tools for administering networks in Linux. Moreover, this has been used as a firewall since the software allows a system administrator to configure the rules and chains with the tables provided by the Linux kernel system. This post will go through simple use-cases of iptables like how to block an IP address. Know your tools – An intro to iptables Iptables is just like any other Linux tool in the plate. It was developed by Rusty Rusell and the Netfilter Core team during the 90s. This utility program is specifically designed to handle
We recently kicked off our brand new User Spotlight opportunity, which is a way to showcase the unique, useful, and overall amazing things that are being built by our very own users. It comes with great honor to announce our first selection for the User Spotlight – Akira. Akira is described as a native Linux app for UI & UX design. Let’s take a moment to notice some incredibly important keywords there – Linux and UI/UX. For any designer who uses Linux as their main OS but can’t access a software suite like Adobe, this is absolute music to the
Software projects follow different development workflow practices which include testing, coverage, style-standards, code-reviews, etc., to yield a code-base that’s easy to maintain and bug-free. However, these practices are often manual, redundant, time-consuming, and not-so-strictly enforced which may discourage the stakeholders from following them and deprive them a lot of inherent benefits. Moreover, the redundancy of these activities might impact productivity. The intent of this post is to go through different automated processes like git hooks, continuous integration, python scaffolding, and more. We can inject these into our software production pipeline to save time and achieve a maintainable code-base and a
It’s likely that you’ve stumbled across this article because you are looking for the easiest and most efficient way to build a new site. Or you’ve started a new business or need some sort of landing page but have zero web development skills and (probably) not enough funds to hire one. This is completely fine, and millions of others are in the same exact position as yourself. Fortunately, getting your own website online has become increasingly accessible throughout the years. For this purpose, we are going to take a look at WordPress vs Squarespace in terms of ease-of-use, security, features,
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Are you a developer looking for ways to share your app with the world but aren’t exactly sure where to start? You have googled “app promotion techniques” hundreds of times yet are left empty-handed. Or perhaps you simply have an incredible product that is ready to let see the light of day. As part of our growing developer community in 2019, we are excited to introduce a special new program – The SkySilk User Spotlight. Here we will cover everything from rules for entry, what you can submit, how to enter, promotion perks, partnership opportunities, and more!
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or been on a desert retreat with no internet access, you’ve seen news about the recent changes to the slack logo. Opinions aside, what better way to celebrate the changes than to learn how to re-create it using just vanilla HTML5 and CSS3? Let’s take a dive into this fun exercise to both strengthen your web design skills, and learn a bit about logo design while you’re at it.
As a SkySilk member, you likely noticed that both basic and standard VPS plans became unavailable early in the new year. After the addition of our new payment system, we were able to successfully remove a roadblock for many looking for cloud hosting on SkySilk. Because of this, we quickly sold out of our basic and standard plans. Alas, this has changed as our highly-requested Standard VPS is back in stock and our 2019 cloud hosting deal is still in full swing.
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Feeling a little extra festive this year but having a hard time getting in the spirit during those all-nighter code sprints? These themes might be the best vscode extensions to serve as a remedy for those winter blues. Now, we all know how coveted the all-mighty “dark” themes are, especially since they’re easy on the eyes. And that’s not to say these themes are hard to look at by any means. However, as a disclaimer, these themes do include a few brighter colors. That is, of course, not including the Game-of-Thrones-inspired extension we’ll share with you. Without further ado, let’s
You’ve made it! You have a beautifully crafted Node.js app and you’re ready to show it to the world. Or so you think. On today’s global Internet, trends are born within a day, customers come from everywhere in the world, and nothing is worse for a newly opened web app or service than crashing under the load at the apex of its fame. In order to mitigate this issue, we’ll be creating a sample Node.js application in order to look at a few things including Node.js multithreading, creating a sample Node.js application, and more.