A MySql Backup Script (with Download Speeds & Hipchat Integration)

It’s a common problem we developers come across, we need to keep a backup of our databases so that if anything happens to our live database we still have a copy of the data. This is a quick script which uses the mysqldump command to grab a copy of a database and save it. It saves the file as a gzip file (because it saves a mega amount of space over time). More than just backing up the data, this … Continued

Version Control with Git

This tutorial is written in the hope that it can give you an overview of Git, Github and version control in general – be it for web developement or software development purposes alike. It will hopefully outline why Git (and version control) is used, the advantages to it and it should give you a brief introduction to using it yourself.