There are a lot open-source domotica systems available like Calaos, Domoticz, Home Assistant and OpenHab to name a few. Now there is one more, my own (for now) nameless system. Why make your own I hear you asking! First of all because I want to learn how to create such thing from the ground up, and I want to find out how I would build such system without being influenced by other domotica systems. I haven’t checked any source code of my direct competitors and I haven’t checked how they solved various issues. I googled some of their interfaces and in most cases I hope I can do it better. Because in my opinion most of them look really outdated! In this blog I want to show you what I have build so far. Keep in mind it is by far not yet ready or usable.
Category Archives: Web
Exposing your local webserver, testing integration external services locally
Whether you are developing inside a docker container, using vagrant or any other LAMP development environment sometimes you want to expose your local development environment to the internet. For example when you want to locally test the integration of external services like PayPal (or any other service). These services mostly require a callback url that is reachable from the internet. Without exposing your locally development environment its much harder to test these services before putting your application live. In this blog I will explain a couple of easy options that are also free to use. One of my favorite services is ngrok but I will also give some alternatives.
The shadow side of HTML
This article is not about the negative aspects of HTML but about that other dark side of HTML that is called shadow DOM . If you are a frontend developer and you have never heard about shadow DOM then you should definitely keep reading because you are missing some cool stuff about webdevelopment. Continue reading
SEO Optimalisation tips
In this blog I will give you some tips how to improve the searchability of your website. I will regularly update this blog with new tips. If you have other tips please feel free to add a comment to this blog.