One of the main purposes of why the humanity developed machines, and computational systems in general, was to avoid doing repetitive and simple tasks that would consume time; time that could be spent making progress in other tasks that do require a complex thinking that only a human being may do. The funny thing is … Continued

Letsencrypt is a service to get free short-lived SSL certificates. There is a library from the same guys that created that service called cert-bot. Instructions on how to use it can be found on the official documentation. Installation wget https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto chmod a+x certbot-auto ./certbot-auto Create Certificate for Domain For demonstration purposes, we will use There are 2 … Continued

I had an application that required loading some images and performing operations on them. Depending on the size of the images, the memory requirements of the application could make the whole system crash. This needed to be stopped… or at least understood. Looking around, I found several tools to diagnose my problem, and I tried … Continued

The idea of this post is to learn how you can automate your job in the front-end area, because it doesn’t include just to translate a design onto the web, but also how you can save time and work when building your page, e.g. compiling JavaScript and CSS files (SASS, LESS, Stylus, etc) and reloading … Continued

Have you ever think about building an app? It may sound scary to learn platform-specific technologies just to develop one, and maybe you just don’t have time to invest in it. But there is another, much more faster way. Ionic is an HTML5 mobile app development framework targeted at building hybrid mobile apps. Like the … Continued

On the short time I have been working at Swapps, I have realized some curious situations. Sometimes there is a big task in a specific project, and I mean a big task that will take approximately two days. When the assigned person takes this task, he starts working normally,  but if he is assigned to … Continued

What is SMACSS? Smacss (Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS) is a style guide that follows five simple categories. SMACSS is a way to examine your design process and to fit those rigid frameworks into a flexible thought process. It is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS. And … Continued

Have you ever thought on having your own website but don’t know how to differentiate from others? One clear need for specialized dentists and doctors in their website, apart from showing their services, is making appointments. The usual thing, is making appointments through a phone call, which involves spending time, a telephone line and, above all, … Continued

Information is power, and people like power, so there are people specialized on stealing your information. Internet is in an arms race between security experts and malicious agents, where every day new vulnerabilities are discovered, abused and patched. It is never a problem of “if it happens” but a problem of “when will it happen”. … Continued