[Chicago-talk] Accessing a web app on a host.

Doug Bell madcityzen at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 16:55:37 PDT 2015

This is basically what I use Github for. I push all my code to GitHub, and whenever I need to work on it, I pull down the latest version and get to work. BitBucket is another solution, and that one allows free private repositories.

It does require that you learn a version control system (in this case, Git). For Git, https://help.github.com <https://help.github.com/> is a good place to start, and the Pro Git book is available for free at https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2 <https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2>.

If you're close enough to downtown Chicago to join one of the Office Hours meetings (http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoPM/events/224156909/ <http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoPM/events/224156909/>), we can help you get started with some of these kinds of things.

Indeed, it might be a good time for a presentation on version control if anyone's interested in speaking about one (or more).

Doug Bell
madcityzen at gmail.com

> On Aug 4, 2015, at 5:33 PM, Alan Mead <amead2 at alanmead.org> wrote:
> There are many solutions.  I think most people install Dancer, etc. locally and check out copies of the project from a software repository using git, subversion, p4, etc.  But if you don't already have a repo or you cannot reach it from home then you could just ZIP up the files and send them to yourself. But this assumes you have a suitable development computer at home.
> You could also do what you propose. Even better, I think, would be to use ssh tunneling because you wouldn't need to expose your nascent web app to the Internet. You'd need to be able to ssh to the server at work, then configure putty (at home) to forward to work and configure your browser to use this proxy.  Something like this:
> http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2013/01/05/using-firefox-with-a-putty-ssh-tunnel-as-a-socks-proxy/ <http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2013/01/05/using-firefox-with-a-putty-ssh-tunnel-as-a-socks-proxy/>
> If you have Linux at home, you can of course do this.  I think it's just "ssh -D <hostname>".
> -Alan
> On 8/4/2015 5:01 PM, Richard Reina wrote:
>> Please bear with me because I am an extreme newbie when it comes to web apps. That said I am playing around with dancer on a machine at my office. I make slight changes to the basic app that one builds with "dancer -a MyApp" and then start up dancer to see the changes on the local machine <>. I would like to be able to work on the app while I am at home.  Would I have to leave this machine in the DMZ of my linksys router and then ssh to it? Or is the a better way of doing this? 
>> Thanks
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