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NodeJS: Quick dev server

I'm on a nice project where I need to develop a kind of proxy in NodeJS. When you work to forward data after possible filtering or transformation, it's never too easy to quickly set up an environment in order to test your on-going development.

Using NodeJS, I extended my colleague very small HTTP server that just returns a 201 HTTP code and prints the request body in the console:

// debug-server.js
var http = require('http');  
var port = process.env.PORT || 8080;  
var host = '127.0.0.1';

http.createServer(function (request, response) {  
    // console.log(request.headers);
    request.pipe(process.stdout)
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RabbitMQ installation on Vagrant/Centos

Today I wanted to update our AMQP producer payload so I needed to have RabbitMQ installed and ready in my Vagrant virtual machine. We use Centos 6.

In our Vagrantfile:

config.vm.network :private_network, ip: "192.168.x.x"

The EPEL rabbitmq-server is in version 3.1.5 while the latest version (and the version where the plugin management command sits) is the 3.5.3.

So, in order to install the RabbitMQ server:

$ sudo yum install erlang
$ wget http://www.rabbitmq.com/releases/rabbitmq-server/v3.5.3/rabbitmq-server-3.5.3-1.noarch.rpm
$ sudo rpm --import https://www.rabbitmq.
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Android: Remote screenshot with adb

Hi there and happy new year!

Not that it's not easy to find this information but I recently signed up on Snapchat and let's be honest, it's not easy to capture the device screen when long tapping the screen.

Fortunately, Android development kit comes with a shell that allows to control your device from your computer through adb. No teaching you anything today.

I quickly wrote a tiny script that would allow anyone who found the way to install adb to capture your device screen remotely.

Create a screenshot file in the same folder of the adb binary and paste

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Android: Nyan Cat boot animation

I was running with AOSP Strawberry Jelly Bean for a while and it started to be really slow and unresponsive so I tried AOSP SlimBean Build 5.
Didn't suit because I had random reboot even the UI was smooth enough... By the way, if your smart-phone is recent enough, I would recommend this one because it's highly customizable.

I finally ended up using the latest RC of CyanogenMod 10 (including Android 4.2) which seems to work perfectly and seems stable on my old Google Nexus S (codename crespo).

I used to use Titanium Backup to backup and restore my

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PHP: Compile a PECL extension in 64 bits when your compiler runs 32 bits

At my job, I use a Solaris distribution as a development server and the package manager doesn't propose the Xdebug package so I need to use the PECL command, which is fine. But, the PECL manager uses the system compiler which compiles binaries with 32 bits flags although my LAMP stack is 64 bits linked.

No other choice to compile manually my extension and after a few hours of hell (yes, I'm not a C pro :cwy:), I found how to compile correctly my extension.

So, if one day you need to compile a PHP extension in a different architecture,

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CSS: Quick tip to test your design responsiveness

Meanwhile I'm finishing my photography portfolio, I was wondering how could I test my design responsiveness as my screen resolution is 1440x900 max so I figured out a work around...

For low resolutions, it's quite easy because you only have to resize your browser window or use Web Developer extension which provides some predefined common window sizes.
But what about 1600x1200 resolution when your laptop screen is 1440x900 (for my example)?

You could either use tool like Responsive Design Testing by Matt Kersley OR, you could use your native browser functionality if your design is well done. I mean if

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