My list of trusted WordPress plugins for 2020 and beyond

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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

Derivco DevNight: The Missing Piece with Juval Löwy

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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

Laragon: The fastest way to setup WordPress locally

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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

Batch delete all local Git branches

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

10 Tips for Travelling in New York

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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

What Development Language or Framework Should I Learn in 2020?

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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?

PHP in 2019 – PHP 7.3 is the new minimum. Here’s why.

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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.

Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

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Having worked with WordPress and Joomla over the years, one CMS always eluded me; Drupal. It wasn’t that I never wanted to work with Drupal, to be honest with you, the opportunity to learn while working with it just never happened. I initially stumbled upon Drupal 6 many years ago – but I never fully … Continue reading Drupal: 2019, the year of Twigging

YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

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Thinking about teaching yourself web development? Perhaps out of interest, a potential career change or just our of curiosity? Well, the good news is that learning web development does not have to cost you a cent. There are two key ingredients you will need and those are patience and practice. That’s it! Where to start … Continue reading YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

Switching to Cloud Hosting

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Background Over the course of a long weekend, I attempted to move my standard shared hosting websites over to a cloud hosting solution. Having multiple websites on shared servers, can get quite costly on a monthly basis and I wanted a solution that not only saved me some cash, but gave me some technical flexibility. … Continue reading Switching to Cloud Hosting