How to check if a Port is open

If you are hosting an application or a webpage one of the most important things you need to consider is security and external/public access to your application over the internet. Nowadays almost all machines, whether its cloud or virtual servers, client desktops or personal laptops, all have firewalls enabled by default. Depending on whether you have a windows firewall or a mac firewall or a…

zsh and Oh My Zsh

If you do any kind of development on Linux or a Mac you know how important and useful the terminal (Unix) shell is. If you are new to it all here’s a quick refresher on Terminals/Shells/Command Lines. The standard and most popular Unix shell for years was the Bash shell. Over time the Z shell (zsh) which is an extended Bourne shell with enhanced features…

Java Development on a Mac

Java Development on a Mac – DigitalBytes from AssetBytesSetting up or Updating Java on a Mac machine is a lot different than installing Java on a Windows machine. Here’s the steps one of our developers had to follow to set up their Java development environment on a Mac…. So you have a new Mac (or an old Mac) and you want to do some Java…

Covid Response

Is your business prepared to re-open in this age of Covid? Do you need help with Covid Technology? Contact Us with your technology needs or questions and we will be happy to offer our help. We can provide guidance and services to help you get back to your business and we even help you grow your business in a virtual/online environment.

Digital Security & Covid-19

Two months into the Covid-19 lockdowns across the world, everyone is familiar with the steep increase in online traffic and usage, from companies both big and small to the average home user. So it’s no surprise hackers/malicious groups have stepped up their online attacks too. One particularly nasty attack that has been spreading rapidly recently is the ‘Netwalker or Mailto Ransonware’ attack. The attack was…

Squirrel SQLClient

Here at Assetbytes we use both Windows and MacOS systems to do our development. We’ve worked with various SQL Clients over the years but settled on an old faithful the open source universal SQuirrel SQL client. This is a Java based client so it works the same on Windows, Linux and MacOS platforms. The one issue we had with using this client on MacOS was…


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