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Caddy: HTTPS made easy!

Hosting on HTTPS is hard. First off you have to get your domain, then pay some annoying security giant a large amount of money for a SSL certificate that expires in 1 year (and you have to pay them again), then you have to configure your website to use the...

How to Install MongoDB with AWS EC2

Here at OptimalBI, we’ve recently switched from using DynamoDB to MongoDB. However, we still use Amazon’s EC2 service to manage our servers. Because MongoDB isn’t an Amazon Web Service like DynamoDB is, installing Mongo on one of these servers isn’t the most obvious...

App Config on AWS: Files, and DynamoDB

When we deploy and run applications on AWS (or anywhere really) most times we need to configure that application so that it can find the other services and applications it needs to run correctly. Today I will look at a the simple way of using config files deployed to...

Qlik Basics: Filters

Once you get going with Qlik Sense you will quickly end up with many visualizations across multiple pages, displaying connected data. To avoid redundant effort for the user, Qlik has implemented persistent filters. This means when you apply a filter anywhere in your...

Storing Time Series with InfluxDB

  Capturing and storing data of one thing changing over time is called time series data. When we capture time series data we are more interested in trends and change than the current state of a 'thing'. Storing and querying this type of data can present...

Qlik Basics: Stories

There are  two major components when it comes to Qlik; Finding insights, and sharing insights. In this Qlik Basics blog, we I will talk about the latter and how easy it is with Qlik Sense Enterprise. For sharing insights, Qlik has stories. Stories allow users to...

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