On my development machine I’ve always used the good old /etc/hosts file to point test domains like newsite.test to a local IP. This approach works fine but it’s a bit cumbersome to manage:
Hi! I'm Steven.
I'm a DevOps practitioner with a strong background in web application development.
I was still running on an embarrassingly old version of Mac OS X when macOS High Sierra was released. Due time for an upgrade!
We rely on self-signed certificates in our development environment to test our applications via SSL. As a result, the browser will show you a warning saying the connection is not private each time. This becomes frustrating real quick!
I regularly need to find out which queries are being executed while debugging or investigating application performance. I used to configure MySQL to log into a file and then search the output to see what’s happening.
I recently ran into a problem when testing a website locally using an existing domain name. After adding the domain name to my hosts file and setting up a self-generated certificate, I was suprised to see that I could not ignore the expe...