The story of ‘Superfest’, an extremely durable, east-german drinking glass that was too durable

At the beginning of the 1970s, restaurant owners across the country complained about a shortage of drinking glasses and rumors, that the people had to drink their beer out of paper cups, had reached the government officials of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). …


Using the GitLab CI/CD Pipeline to manage and forget about your deployments.

In my last article I covered how to manage your source code when developing dockerized Contao 4 applications.

This time, I’ll explain how using the GitLab CI/CD pipeline functionality in conjunction with Docker helps you to stop manually copying your files via an FTP program or worse, editing them on…


Instead of buying a Surface Laptop 3, I rented it using Grover — here is how it went

About three months ago, I was in the market for a new laptop. I had decided to replace my trusty Thinkpad X1 Carbon from 2015 with a brand new machine. …


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Remember the times when the term “Webserver” was almost exclusively synonymous to the words “Apache” and “NGINX”? Well, it is the year 2020 now and a lot has changed in the last few years. …


Learn how to start a local development container and manage your source code via GitLab.

In the last part I walked you through the steps to set up your development environment and how to build our container for the first time. This time we are setting up a container for local development purposes and see how we can utilize Git & GitLab.com …


A series about how to manage source code, dockerizing and automatically deploying your Contao 4 application.

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This article series is meant to illustrate how to bring your Contao 4 application from source code state to life in a running application on Docker-based systems.

We will discuss the how the source code of the Contao 4 app can be stored and managed using Git & GitLab, how…


Circumvent intentional Internet Service Provider bottlenecks by using a VPN

Once upon a time, a naive individual signed up for a high-res music streaming service. But soon he discovered, after his supply of musical dose kept being interrupted regularly, that it was not as easy as signing up for a streaming service and living happily ever after. The music kept…

Florian Vick

Software Developer, avid reader, curious human

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