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I’m a Software Engineer currently located in Madrid, Spain; who likes to mess with web technologies such as Rails, Django or WordPress. Online I’m known because of being the producer of makigas, a YouTube channel with free programming tutorials.

Recent posts

Mistakes to avoid when developing Atom feeds

My blog syndicates its new contents through an Atom feed so that people can subscribe to updates. And according to the server logs, people use them (that was the initial point of having them; so, thanks!). However, it wasn’t until recently that I actually read the standard and a few other online sources, when I discovered that a few things, such as the entry identifiers, have been done wrong all this time. I’m documenting these issues publicly in order to save for future reference.

Port tunneling with SSH

Here is another quick one that is also easy to forget. One of the many uses of SSH is local and remote port forwarding. Using local port forwarding, you can set up a socket between a port in your local machine and your SSH server. Whenever a communication is established on that local port, it will be forwarded to the server and then, made. This has some interesting use cases, such as connecting to local services (web administration panels, databases…) or acting as a jump server or just a proxy server.

Installing Rust via Rustup

Rustup recently reached v1.0.0. Rustup is a toolchain installer and manager, allowing to install multiple toolchains: stable, beta, nightly, or a particular version. It is very easy and convenient instead of other solutions that rely on manually installing packages. It just became a core project of Rust as well. The download page at Rust website has been updated to reflect this. In fact, Multirust, a similar project for managing multiple Rust installations, is now deprecated.

Migrating blog posts to Jekyll

I've been recently working on recovering posts from old blogs that were stored in my local backup, where they have been rotting for a lot of years. Those blog posts were made in WordPress and Blogger, and therefore had to be migrated into Jekyll. The experience has not been as bad as I thought it would be, althought there have been a few issues that I had to come through.

Rust autocompletion on Vim

Previously I told you about Racer, an autocompletion tool for Rust that integrates nicely into many other editors. Today I’d like to talk to you about how to configure Rust autocompletion in Vim using Racer and some plugins. Please note that you need racer installed before proceeding. Check out that blog post if you need some help.

Installing Racer for Rust

Racer is an awesome program for enabling autocomplete for your Rust code. Rust is one of the most awesome languages I have seen. Its standard library is very impressive and the crates help extending the platform to do lots of things. However, having autocomplete comes useful for making things easier to write as you can see the functions and classes inside your editor as you are writing.

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