Category Archives: Website Development

Trying Sikuli Test Automation

I tried out a “new to me” test automation framework recently.  I liked it and can see a great value for test automation.  I got to play with it when reviewing Ben Lau’s new book “Instant Sikuli Test Automation”

Instant Sikuli Test Automation

Instant Sikuli Test Automation Book Cover

 

 

Virtual Web Servers: Apache2 on Debian

This is a short How-To about setting up multiple domain names, or sub-domains on Debian Squeeze using Apache 2.2
The following is the actual configurations of a working server with 2 subdomains on it.
It throws an error that does not stop it from working.


#=======snippet from apache2.conf

# Include generic snippets of statements
Include conf.d/

#=======Contents of conf.d directory=======================
wolf@SERVER-01:/etc/apache2/conf.d$ ls
charset localized-error-pages other-vhosts-access-log security virtual.conf

#=======Configuration of virtual.conf=======================

wolf@SERVER-01:/etc/apache2/conf.d$ cat virtual.conf
# running virtual hosts
#
NameVirtualHost *

#======Contents of the sites-available directory============

wolf@SERVER-01:/etc/apache2/sites-available$ ls
default default-ssl legacy

#======Configuration for dev.example.net====================

wolf@SERVER-01:/etc/apache2/sites-available$ cat default

ServerAdmin wolf.halton@ lyrasis.org
ServerName dev.example.net
ServerAlias www.dev.example.net

DocumentRoot /var/www/http/

Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All


Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/

AllowOverride None
Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/error.log

# Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
# alert, emerg.
LogLevel warn

CustomLog /var/log/apache2/access.log combined

Alias /doc/ "/usr/share/doc/"

Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all
Allow from 127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0 ::1/128

#========Configuration for legacy.example.net======================
wolf@SERVER-01:/etc/apache2/sites-available$ cat legacy
# This is the settings file for the legacy.example.net site


ServerAdmin wolf.halton@ lyrasis.org
ServerName www.legacy.example.net
ServerAlias legacy.example.net

# Indexes + Directory Root.
DirectoryIndex index.html
DocumentRoot /var/www/legacy/htdocs/

# CGI Directory
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/legacy/cgi-bin/

Options +ExecCGI

# Logfiles
ErrorLog /var/www/legacy/logs/error.log
CustomLog /var/www/legacy/logs/access.log combined

Installing PostgreSQL 8.4 on Ubuntu 11.04

I am working on getting evergreen-ils running on a test server for later use.

The Evergreen Project develops an open source ILS (integrated library system) used by approximately 800 libraries.  The software, also called Evergreen, is used by libraries to provide their public catalog interface as well as to manage back-of-house operations such as circulation (checkouts and checkins), acquisition of library materials, and (particularly in the case of Evergreen) sharing resources among groups of libraries. Read more