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How to get started with Fiverr and make your first sale

Learn how to get started with Fiverr, gain clients and start earning money.

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Windows version of Linux's $(pwd)

Tonight I was playing around with Docker and I wanted to use Node to install my packages to my local environment. I found a command on Chris Fidao's Laravel Vessel website which looked like...

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5 important things I learnt when Blogging

Read more on what I learned about blogging

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Turn your WordPress Website into a Progressive Web App (PWA)

Some of you may be wondering what a PWA actually is, allow me to explain. It's a JavaScript file that uses Web Sockets that performs various tasks. Tasks such as caching your files for faster page loads. Caching also allows a user to view your website even when the user is offline. This means they can still view all of your wonderful content in mobile or broadband blackspots. This does however mean that it won't be up to date until they have an internet connection, but at least they can still view something.

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Homemade Air Conditioner

After some time into the conversation, this article popped up, and as you can see he has made quite a mess of the copper piping, but it gives you a general idea for how to build your homemade air conditioner system. For much more improved designs, I recommend you check out this article that showcases a much tidier way of wrapping copper wire around a traditional fan.

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Post your RSS feed items to Facebook and Twitter

If you have a Blog in a CMS which isn't Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla, then you will likely not have some automated way to post your new blog posts over to Twitter or Facebook.

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Most helpful GIT command...

This little command is a lifesaver and will save you so much time when switching and merging previous branches in your GIT workflow.

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5 important things I learnt when Blogging Old

Read more on what I learned about blogging

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Create a Raspberry Pi 3 Bluetooth tag

I found this MagPi Tutorial 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.

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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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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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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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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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Local OAUTH - Curl: (60) SSL certificate : Unable to get local issuer certificate

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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Unique slug for news articles using Laravel's unique valitation

Just recently at work, I had to change the way my news articles worked. We have a client who has Holiday Homes, and they have news articles per park. When I redeveloped the website in Laravel, I created a one to many relationship based on one park has many news articles.

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UTF-8 causing problems for Social and Email Websites Laravel

I've been developing a couple of projects which use UTF-8 encoding on my databases, but have found that this has been problematic recently. Mobile phones and tablets now use emoticons which can cause problems for us UTF-8 users.8

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Laravel 4: How To Use Jquery UI Sortable

I needed a way to change the sort order of my data inside of an admin interface which I have created. After a little

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Laravel AJAX Tutorial Using HTML5's FormData

For this tutorial, I will show you guys how I managed to create an image uploader for your profile image. This is very similar to how Facebook's/Twitter's functionality.

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Laravel user Registration and Login

This will be a fairly simple tutorial as I'm not re-creating the wheel here. I started by developing a login/registration system by myself until I start talking to people in Laravel's IRC. There is a package which did everything I needed it to do which was as follows...

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Nice little Laravel tip (Blade Ternary Operator)

Just today, I was looking at using a ternary operator in Laravel's Blade templating system and thought to myself... There must be a better way of doing this. After a quick Google aanndd... BEHOLD THE OR STATEMENT! Since version 4.1 they managed to sneak in this or statement and it's managed to bypass so many people (I figured this out by the lack of voices shouting about this on Google).

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Laravel Localhost removing /public/index.php

This little command is a lifesaver and will save you so much time when switching and merging previous branches in your GIT workflow.

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Laravel Dynamic Navigation Package

I have managed to create a dynamic navigation package for Laravel which can be seen in my previous post. If you go to Packagist you will be able to find my package under checkeredmichael/navigation.

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Laravel Dynamic Menu Tutorial (Best for Admin packages)

Thanks to this very Laravel topic over at Laravel.io and Josh Benham I managed to find out how to make my very own

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First Laravel Tutorial - Controllers and Routes

Previously on a Laravel project, I had to have a slug within my routes which would point to two different tables within my database. I needed a controller which would do the thinking for me. And by this I mean, in my routes I would have...

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