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Michael Brooks

Freelance Website Developer & Blogger in Newton Abbot

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Hosting your site With Digital Ocean and Docker

I want to share with you how I am hosting my website with Digital Ocean (hosting company) and Docker (places your app in containers).

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New Year, New Blog, New something?

I am really stoked to show you guys my brand new Blog built with October CMS. For my hosting, I have used Digital Ocean (click the link for $10 free). Digital Ocean is a fantastic hosting company which I just love to use as they give you complete control over your VPS, and they even give you One-click apps to help you get started.

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Using View Composers in Laravel 5.2

I have started using Laravel's View Composers which come in handy when you have a navigation bar that constantly needs certain data. For example, you have an e-commerce store and you need to poll how many items a user has in their basket on pretty much every page they move onto, or you need a login/register button when a user isn't logged in and then a profile options button when they are.

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Dealing with Performance Anxiety and Depression as a Web Developer

It has been a year since I had been let go from previous employment and whilst the circumstances were understandable. It really did hit me. Performance anxiety was something which was unexpected and I really thought I was going somewhere with the company. I expected to be there for at least 3 years. When they told me the circumstances, I tried to fight my corner in order to carry on working for them. But because they were struggling themselves, there was nothing that they nor I could do.

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Using Vagrant and Homestead In as Little Steps as Possible (Per Project Install)

I want to show you guys just how quick and easy it easy to get a Laravel project up and running alongside Vagrant/Homestead.

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