Getting Your Dev Setup: How To Run Your Code

  • July 26, 2014 · 12:00 PM

Many of you have asked for help moving forward from code lessons, like code academy, or code school. You want to know how to run your code on a server, and that means you need to setup a server, install libraries, install RSA keys, and your code. Perhaps this is all a bit overwhelming to you. I will guide you through it in a four hour session. I'll guide you to: 

1.  Signup for an Amazon [the same Amazon that sells shoes and music :)] Web Services (free account), using Chef and OpsWorks (Don't worry if you've never heard of these, they make life much easier)

2. Create a virtual server in the Amazon AWS cloud,

3. Point a domain name to that server, i.e. www.myawesomesite.com (Bring your credit card or DNS registration)

4. SSH into that server (using the command line)

5. Design a simple website

6. Download/Install your code on the server

7. Configure the firewall to allow web traffic

8. Start your server/code/website

This is a vital guide if you actually plan to deploy your work to the world.


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  • Barbara T.

    Thanks for coming to the meetup!
    For those who couldn't make it but are keen on understanding AWS, I found an intro course on Lynda.com that goes into setting stuff up. http://www.lynda.com/AWS-tutorials/Up-Running-Amazon-Web-Services/114888-2.html

    While we covered some of the newer features during the class (like OpsWorks for simple server setup and scaling), it can be a good refresher. See ya next time!

    August 2

  • Barbara T.

    The entrance to the building is right beside the Walgreen's, closest to 9th street on Market street. Call[masked] and we'll come down and get you because all the doors are locked. See you shortly!

    1 · July 26

  • Joseph K.

    I ... run both Linux and M$, is there a target OS?

    Thank you!

    July 24

  • Barbara T.

    We have a great "bonus" for this meetup. Lynda.com has sent us promo codes to distribute to everyone who comes to the meetup to get 1 month free on Lynda.com. This is a great resource for learning stuff like photoshop to node.js and everything in between. Plus, we'll have a draw for 1 free one-year membership for lynda.com! Yay!

    See you there!

    1 · July 8

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