New stack: BCHS

BSD, C, Httpd (Apache), SQLite

So, a few days ago I was introduced to a new (to me) development stack called BCHS (Beaches).

After checking out some documentation on the stack I found it to be interesting and may be a challenge if I ever get around to creating one. Which I probably won’t because there are more efficient options when it comes to devlopment languages, web servers and databases. (ie FEMP)

I do find the parts of the documentation where they mention it’s not for hipsters hilarious. Hipsters dislike memory management. Comical. Just as comical as some would argue using a BCHS stack for real work.

In all seriousness I was first introduced to programming from learning the Apple LOGO commands at age 12. Then from there it was BASIC then HTML then Visual Basic 6 then C then C++ then Java then PHP (and various other scripting platforms)

When I look back at it, I really liked C and C++. I even took the time to write a couple simple programs using them. Mostly C though. C is great, but I think php offers a more rapid development model and a shallow learning curve. C would be used for video/image processing perhaps more intensive instructions. Not to mention it is more scalable than just php alone. I might actually consider it if I had more time on my hands to rewrite my FEMP stack into a FHMC stack (Nginx doesn’t support CGI). We’ll see what I come up with…

What I’ve been working on

In late August of 2016 I was offered a new position with another company and my life has been exponentially better. My wife and I also had our first child, Liam. He’s the only thing I care about anymore. If you are a parent, you know what I mean.

I have been exposed to some new technologies and therefore I am trying to learn as much as I can about their power. So far, I’ve been able to build, from the ground up, FreeNAS, Pfsense, Araknis, and Meraki solutions.

My favorite stack is FEMP (FreeBSD, NGINX, MySQL, PHP). Rock solid 🙂

In other news…my Surface Pro 3 is now running Manjaro Linux (my new favorite distro based on Arch Linux). So far so good. I originally had Fedora 26, but there were some Wifi bugs.

So, that’s pretty much it. I’ll just pick up where I left off on this site and keep on keeping on. Thanks.