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Post your RSS feed items to Facebook and Twitter


Posted in Programming Tutorials, Programming, General Updates on Jun 19, 2017

Find out how you can post RSS feed items over to Facebook and/or Twitter. This will help automate posting if you haven't got the tools.


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5 of the best Laravel books


Posted in Programming Tutorials, Laravel on Jun 12, 2017

Find out which books you should get to help you learn Laravel.


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5 of the best programming books


Posted in Programming Tutorials, Programming on Jun 10, 2017

Find out which books you should get to help you learn programming.


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Most helpful GIT command...


Posted in Programming Tutorials on May 23, 2017

Learn how to save time and the need for remembering branch names.


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Social Network API update


Posted in Programming Tutorials on Aug 30, 2016

<p>Last time I updated you guys on this, I only had a list of ideas and how it would initially pan out. I have now started the project and published the repo onto GitHub (which can be <a href="https://github.com/Michael-Brooks/social-api">found here</a>).</p> <p>If you would like to contribute then I would whole heartedly appreciate any contributions, pull requests or feedback on the project. I must warn you guys that it is literally just started, but so far I have implemented Dingo and JWT tokens as part of the API.</p> <p>You can also find my todo list publicly available through <a href="https://trello.com/b/gGSRijjW/social-app-api">Trello</a>. You can see what I would like to be done, what needs testing and what has been c...</p>


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Create a Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth tag


Posted in Programming Tutorials on Aug 09, 2016

I found this https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/create-a-raspberry-pi-3-bluetooth-tag/ to be a really nice starting project for my newly purchased Pi 3. However, I did run into a few problems which I will address in this Blog post. You can pretty much follow either this post, or the MagPi one, but my post will address any issues I had when following their tutorial. So to start, they requested I find the Mac address for both my phone and PC. I followed their advice for looking on my phone, but the Mac address was long and full of dashes which looking at the Python script is not what they want. Instead, I used the Pi to search for my phone on Bluetooth and find the Mac address using the following in Terminal...


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WATCH TAYLOR OTWELL - LARAVEL 5.3 OVERVIEW FROM LARACON US!


Posted in Laravel, General Updates on Aug 03, 2016

If you're looking forward to what Laravel 5.3 has to offer then I would definitely recommend that you watch this video of Taylor Otwell which goes into detail on what the latest version has to offer. It is pretty long at 1 hour and 36 minutes, but my gosh is it worth it. https://streamacon.com/video/laracon-us/taylor-otwell-laravel-53-overview


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Laracon US - Laravel 5.3 overview


Posted in Laravel, General Updates on Jul 29, 2016

The last two days I have been keeping an eye on the Laracon US live stream shown on https://streamacon.com and while the first day of the stream didn't go too well, the second days stream has been phenomenal (Review will be coming soon).


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The beginning of our Laravel social network


Posted in Laravel, General Updates on Jul 22, 2016

A long while back, I said I would love to create and document making a social networking website using the Laravel framework, well that hasn't happened, like at all.


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ReactPHP and Symfony


Posted in Programming Tutorials, General Updates on Jul 18, 2016

I started listening to a https://phptownhall.com which talks a lot about different PHP and server technologies and on one of the later episodes, they talk about http://reactphp.org. http://reactphp.org is a great asynchronous solution for PHP and it offers non-blocking async which is fantastic and can be easily compared to NodeJS (although we won't be doing that here).


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