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This is what Keeps Europe from creating Amazing Startups

Do you know that there are over 742 million people in Europe and only 4 million people in Silicon Valley? How is it then, that, Europe has too little successful startups while Silicon Valley has too many successful startups with amazing innovations? I believe the reason for this difference is…

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Install Mono on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently needed to set up a Linux server with Mono to run a .Net application. I gathered all the command lines you need to get started in no time here:

Then go to your .Net project folder and run

You can then simply run your binary in…

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Secure your Gitlab with LetsEncrypt certificates

LetsEncrypt provides a simple & cost effective solution to secure your self hosted Gitlab. Start by cloning the letsencrypt repository and run the script

LetsEncrypt need to make sure you are the owner of your domain via accessing some of your content on your server. GitLab serves it static…

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Scalability from the operating system & code perspective

While the overnight success happens for only 0,01% of mobile & web services, as entrepreneurs, we are all secretly expecting and preparing for it. Cloud providers know how to use these success stories to rent hardware for a premium in exchange of lightning fast scalability (read “flexibility”). Indeed, scalability is…

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How and why use Microsoft Solver Foundation for .Net

Microsoft Solver is an awesome tool that can help you solve constraint satisfaction problems, also known as “CSP”. CSP are mathematical problems defined as a set of objects whose state must satisfy a number of constraints. The concept is really simple: put in a box the following ingredients: A set…

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Getting Nginx + PHP5 + PHP-FPM + CodeIgniter to work on Debian Squeeze

After hearing so many good things about Nginx, I decided to give it a try to scale one of our CodeIgniter app that got quite a lot of traffic lately. Nginx (pronounced “engine X”) is a Russian lightweight Httpd server. Think Apache, but much smaller & faster. Nginx is used…

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