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A couple of changes under the hood

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 21:10 IST (last updated: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 21:20 IST)

I've made a couple of changes to this blog under the hood. Firstly, I've made this blog PHP 7 proof, i.e. I removed all obsolete/deprecated features which are no longer used in PHP 7. This will allow me to easily move to PHP 7 in the future if need be. Secondly the "Photos" site was not serving any purpose at all. It was simply an RSS feed from my Flickr Stream, which could very well be browsed directly on Flickr. 

I've set up a development server on my local machine with VirtualBox which will allow me to test this site before uploading. VirtualBox is very useful that way, since you don't need to install a ton of servers on your desktop OS. VirtualBox also makes it easy to replicate development environments, since you just need to install your favourite Operating System once and can copy the image file to a safe backup location. This means that, even if I reinstall my host operating system, I can easily work on my development stuff simply by installing VirtualBox and running the already installed image. 

Presently my desktop system is OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 while my development VirtualBox server is Debian 9 stable.

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