Reading Time: 2 minutes I don’t think much can more can be said about 2020 that you won’t find elsewhere. It was a very “interesting” year both globally and personally. It’s a well-know fact that humans did not have a good year in 2020. A global pandemic struck out of nowhere forcing a lot of people to not only … Continue reading 2020. The Year That Was.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Microsoft has recently released both Windows Terminal 1.0 and PowerShell 7.0, both with considerable enhancements that give most other terminals a run for their money. In this guide, I’m going to show you how to get and install the latest Terminal and PowerShell for Windows 10: 1. Get Windows Terminal 1.0 Get Windows Terminal free … Continue reading Windows Terminal 1.0 & PowerShell 7.0
Reading Time: 3 minutes Linux and Ubuntu, in particular, have been on the up and up these past few years. Today marks the release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, a major milestone in the releases for this massively favoured Linux distribution. LTS? LTS stands for Long Term Support in the release cycle world of software development. It marks a version … Continue reading Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – Now is the time
Reading Time: 8 minutes Ask various developers what their preferred list of WordPress plugins is and you’ll get a varied and subjective list. The immense repository of WordPress plugins available to users is so overwhelmingly vast, it’s likely that nobodies two lists will look the same. With that being said, I’ve decided to write my list of trusted WordPress … Continue reading My list of trusted WordPress plugins for 2020 and beyond
Reading Time: 3 minutes Last night I had the pleasure of attending a Derivco DevNight featuring a talk by Juval Löwy, founder of IDesign, master software architect and author of the book, Righting Software. In his 60 minute talk, we learnt why the software development pipeline is currently broken; the dissonance between software development and coding against requirements handed … Continue reading Derivco DevNight: The Missing Piece with Juval Löwy
Reading Time: 2 minutes Usually, when it comes to setting up a local dev environment you have a few options. I’m here today to share with you, the joy that is Laragon. The fastest way to set up WordPress (or any other PHP CMS really) on a local machine. Depending on your operating system, most people would opt for … Continue reading Laragon: The fastest way to setup WordPress locally
Reading Time: < 1 minutes If you’re tired of having tons of local branches and need a quick way to batch delete all local unused git branches, then this is for you. Make sure you switch to develop or master before running this: Once run, your local branches will look a lot cleaner and you should see a summary of … Continue reading Batch delete all local Git branches
Reading Time: 6 minutes Over December 2019, I had the amazing opportunity to do some travelling in New York. Here are my top 10 tips for travelling in New York: Download a Toilet App You’re human (I hope) and have human needs, specifically when nature calls. New York is huge and being in a city of that size, it … Continue reading 10 Tips for Travelling in New York
Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re asking “What development language or framework should I learn in 2020?”, then this post is for you! I too was intrigued by this question and it got me wondering how I should go about figuring this out. It dawned on me that the best way to figure this out, would be looking at … Continue reading What Development Language or Framework Should I Learn in 2020?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Web server admins. Content Management System users. Anyone who runs a WordPress, Joomla and Drupal website. Laravel users. All take note; it’s time to upgrade your version of PHP. At the very core of most of the usable web, is PHP. An underlying scripting language that powers 79% – 80% of the web. Because of … Continue reading PHP in 2019 – PHP 7.3 is the new minimum. Here’s why.