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Michael Brooks

Freelance Website Developer & Blogger in Newton Abbot

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How to containerize your PHP/NGINX docker project properly

This evening, I had myself a little challenge. I would turn my two containers (MariaDB and my own built container) into more containers, but using the power of Docker's official container repos. E.g. I would have 3 containers in total PHP7-FPM, NGINX and my already created MariaDB.

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Windows 10 UWP Web Wrapper App Release

At the beginning of this week, I had decided to give myself a little project of creating an app for the Windows 10 ecosystem. I wanted to my website to be a Windows 10 app and I wanted to create this with as little effort as possible.

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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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