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Free virtual machines with Internet Explorer

Free virtual machines with Internet Explorer

BrowserStack is well known service which provides awesome tools to test your website against different browsers and operating systems. It’s very handy when it comes to professional QA testing. Not everyone knows, that from that place you can also download virtual machines for free. On this page Virtual Machine you can pull multiple VM images with IE8 / IE 9 and different versions of windows.
Why AWS is better than Rackspace

Why AWS is better than Rackspace

I’m huge fan fan ow AWS services. It just works – don’t need any kind of support, prices are really good. No issues whatsoever. But – of course my nature ask me to check out other options. For example Rackspace . So I registered account, filled out my business and credit details. Just to give a small background – got registered business since 2011 in Australia. I filled out my CC details, phone number and so on. Pretty standard process. I logged in, and start playing with their interface (pretty slow, but I shouldn’t complain yet). The best is about to come…

Why I don’t recommend mailgun…

Couple months ago I listed services having API for sending and receiving emails . One of them was mailgun – I was using it for a while since… yesterday. My account was locked without any valid reason. Something related with SPAM: http://documentation.mailgun.com/razor.html Reference: #rzr01. Because I know exactly what emails are being sent using my accounts (I keep track of each email coming out from the system) I was really interested how it could happen.
EC2 Instance and SWAP space

EC2 Instance and SWAP space

EC2 Instances on Amazon out of the box, does not contain any SWAP space . So if you exhaust memory, machine probably stuck. It’s very good practice, to give them at least slow SWAP memory to save instant crashes.

Process is quite simple. Let’s check how much free space we have: