• Windows 10 UWP Web Wrapper App Release

    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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  • Dealing with Performance Anxiety and Depression as a Web Developer

    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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  • Mounting Volumes in Docker and Using Windows 10

    This is a quick post to details some issues I have found when trying to use Docker within a Mac or Windows environment.

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  • Oauth Tutorial – Part 1 – Setting up Facebook

    Last week I promised that I will be creating some tutorials regarding Oauth and Laravel’s Socialite plugin. Today, we will start with setting up each website and creating an app on these sites to accept our OAuth requests.

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  • Guzzle Curl Error 60 SSL unable to get local issuer

    I’ve seen a couple of questions regarding the error Curl: (60) SSL certificate : Unable to get local issuer certificate and thought I would post some steps on the best way of setting it up locally.

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  • Quick Update

    Lots have been going on recently, so I do apologise for not writing a post as of late. I had to be made redundant by my previous employee due to lack of funds and not being able to push enough work my way. Luckily, the guys there are pretty cool and was happy to be my reference for any future employment. I was really lucky to find a new workplace and as soon as I left, I started my new position with Pulse8 Broadband.

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