Getting Reacquainted With GeoServer

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to get back in touch with GeoServer. It used to figure more prominently in my toolbox but I got away from it because it simply didn’t factor into most of my project work. Time being a limited resource, it had to go on a shelf.

I’m working with GeoServer 2.6.1 this time around. I always found it to be easy to set up but it think the initial installation borders on trivial now. I was setting it up on an Ubuntu EC2 instance so the entire process was conducted from the command line. From start to finish, it took me about ten minutes, half of which was Tomcat configuration.

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Back to WordPress

At the end of 2012, I transitioned this blog from its long-time home on WordPress.com to an Octopress/Jekyll-generated site with the static content hosted on Github Pages. Over the past week or so, I have moved back to WordPress, albeit a hosted instance through Entchev.

I originally left WordPress.com due to chafing with some of the perfectly understandable restrictions. Octopress promised, and delivered, total control. For a time, I was happy. In the process, I learned a lot about Jekyll and reacquainted myself with the benefits of static content, which is the original state of the web.

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