Changelog

This page records not only major changes happened to my websites, but also changes about myself. I hope this journey is never going to end.

zhen-chen.com is built based on popular framework Laravel using PHP7 and MySQL database while blog.zhen-chen.com is a fully static site generated by Jekyll. zhen-chen.com also uses fancy pjax technology to give you a smooth experience. Comments are powered by Disqus. My online CV uses fullPage.js plugin for presentation. All my websites are hosted on droplets from DigitalOcean and served to you through CloudFlare CDN service. They all use Nginx as the back-end server with PageSpeed Module to achieve content optimization. My server uses HTTPS with HSTS to enhance transmission security and DNSSEC to secure domain name translation process. My server also supports IPv6 and HTTP/2.

2013

2013-05

  • Bought domain rainbow-chen.com.

2013-07

  • Touched HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP for the first time.

2013-11

  • Attended IELTS test. It was a nightmare. Luckily, it seemed that I only need to attend it once in my life.
  • Personal website 1.0 published built using basic PHP and hosted on a shared hosting service.

2013-12

  • Joined Jianjia Chinese Localization Group.
  • Received offer for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Auckland.
  • Received offer for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information System from the University of Auckland. Accepted.

2014

2014-01

  • Blog published built using WordPress.

2014-02

  • Arrived in New Zealand, a beautiful and fascinating country.

2014-03

2014-09

  • Comments enabled.

2014-11

  • Made simple back-end system for Wechat public account of the Industrial Bank Shanghai Changning Branch. #

2014-12

  • Bought domain rainbow-chen.xyz.

2015

2015-02

2015-03

  • Participated in Round the Bays long run activity.

2015-06

  • Learned how to use API for the first time and made a simple program to get tweets from Twitter API. #

2015-08

  • Tried to use a VPS server for the first time.

2015-09

  • Server seedbox downloading deployed.
  • Nice to-top button enabled.

2015-11

  • Personal website moved to my VPS server.
  • Started using Nginx with PageSpeed Module.

2015-12

  • IPv6 enabled.
  • HTTPS enabled.
  • HTTP/2 enabled.

2016

2016-01

  • Deprecated domain rainbow-chen.com.
  • Deprecated domain rainbow-chen.xyz.
  • Bought domain zhen-chen.com.
  • Bought domain zhen-chen.xyz.

2016-03

2016-04

  • Touched and started studying Laravel by myself.
  • Personal website 2.0 published built using basic Laravel and PHP7.

2016-08

  • Tried Unity engine for the first time.

2016-12

  • Won Best BSc in Information System Award.
  • DNSSEC enabled.
  • HSTS enabled.
  • Rainbow Shadowsocks went online. #

2017

2017-02

  • Rainbow Studio went online. #
  • Won Senior Scholar Award in the Faculty of Science.

2017-03

  • Personal website 3.0 published built using Laravel with pjax and multi-language support.
  • Pageviews tracking enabled.

2017-05

  • Online CV published built using fullPage.js plugin.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Information System from the University of Auckland.

2017-06

  • Be together with Shirley Du