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I'm Attila. I'm a senior full-stack freelancer, an ex-Londoner who worked previously for @terracycle, @ubxd and @lastfm. My focus is on high quality output using agile development, Ruby/Rails and JS.


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FreeBSD security node.js LibreSSL

The state of LibreSSL in FreeBSD

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As part of my ongoing effort to evaluate FreeBSD as a server OS I took the time to see what it takes to replace OpenSSL with LibreSSL for increased system security. I'm sure most of you are familiar with the beast that OpenSSL is and I wanted to see whether co…

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node.js npm cli

Configuring npm for fun and profit

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As it occurred to me that some people don't quite realise how they can tame their npm to behave like a good UNIX citizen. What do I mean? Well let's look at my ~/.npmrc configuration: ~/.npmrc is loaded and interpreted every single time you run an npm command.…

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node.js javascript convention communication

Convention to use distinctive callback names in async.waterfall

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I've come across quite a few node projects lately that use the async.waterfall method to execute a series of callbacks in a linear fashion. In some cases the async.waterfall call is nested in a function body that has its own callback. I see code like this: Not…

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node.js homebrew yosemite

Installing Node.js on Yosemite

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Disclaimer: This post was written at a time when OS X Yosemite was prelease software and these instrutions may have changed since then. The steps below are probably still relevant, although I'd like to see Node.js compiling without having to install the monoli…