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Starting is easy, persistence is an art

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July 3, 2020

Windows or Mac / Linux - Which is better for Laravel?

For decades developers have argued over tabs and spaces. But if you're building a Laravel application, should you use Windows? MacOS? Linux?

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JSON APIs with Laravel: Part 1 - Learning the Ropes

Most of a server-side / back-end developer's role will involve integrating with, or serving up APIs. In this short series, we're going to make our own very basic JSON API using Laravel. I'm not sure how long the series will be, however I'd like to cover...

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Work Burnout - Prevention and Treatment

I am not a licensed Psychologist, nor certified in any medial profession. This post is entirely of my own opinion and reflects my personal experiences. If you believe you are suffering from Burnout, or know a colleague who is - find some help. This can...

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July 3, 2020

Windows or Mac / Linux - Which is better for Laravel?

For decades developers have argued over tabs and spaces. But if you're building a Laravel application, should you use Windows? MacOS? Linux?

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July 1, 2020

From Employee To Contractor - How I did it

I've been silent for a while in terms of blogs - this might give you a hint as to why 😉 I now work for myself full time! Here's how I went from being a full-time in-house developer, to walking the freelance / contracting plank.

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April 12, 2020

Route Model Binding in Laravel

Route Model Binding in Laravel is incredibly powerful, and a key skill in any PHP Developer's set. You can quickly build dynamic routes and pull data from the database with some simple type hints.

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March 18, 2020

Remote Working Tips With Corona Virus And COVID-19

With the majority of the world on lockdown working remotely / from home is now a default stance for the majority of businesses that can support it. How can you make the most of this?

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