Rants & Raves

what are agile planning methodologies ?

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower The above quote is one of my most favourite quotes, and personally I think it more than adequately describes the approach...

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JSON

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a lightweight data interchange format. It is based on JavaScripts object literal notation....

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ubuntu - tips & tricks

Enable SSH on ubuntu

Secure Shell (SSH) is an extremely useful tool when administering a number Linux servers. If SSH is not enable on your ubuntu server this guide will assist you in...

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JavaScript Objects

JavaScript is an awesome language but at the same time JavaScript is a frustrating language. Every developer will have this love hate relationship with JavaScript. Developers just don't know how...

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JavaScript : Variables, Types and Values

Every programming language is designed to manipulate values, these values are referred to as Types and the most fundamental characteristics of a programming language is the set of types it...

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WordPress Basics

Permalinks on WordPress not working

If you’re setting up an installation of WordPress on a new server or desktop and you’re using Apache2 web server. You may come across a situation that your PermaLinks don’t function as expected.

This situation may well be caused by the fact that you have not configured your Apache2 web server correctly.  There are 4 steps involved to overcome the issue of permalinks on wordpress not working.

Happy first birthday

On the 19 Nov 2014 @ 14:21, I configured WordPress on my production server which resulted in the first post to be published.  Hence, I'll take this as the...

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WordPress Basics

reset wordpress site & home urls

When undergoing a large updates to your WordPress site, if like me you are thinking about undergoing a radical theme update,  and you’re unsure what impact your new them will have on all your existing plugins and layout of your existing blog posts. You may want to create a development version of your website on a test server.

WordPress Basics

install wordpress on ubuntu

In this post I will provide instructions to install WordPress on ubuntu server.  This tutorial is aimed at those users who may want to install WordPress on a virtual server for development purposes.

Get back your privacy

As a remote freelance software developer, I spend the vast majority of my life connected to the internet in some shape or form.  In fact the internet is pretty much...

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what is a RESTful API?

Modern Software applications are required to connect across different machines , User Interfaces (UI) and provide data to other applications in the form of services. To enable this software...

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What is Agile Methodology?

Over the past few years Agile has become a buzzword in not only the software development industry but across a number of industry sectors.   In fact, it seems one can...

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Update libreoffice to version 5

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I wanted to update my LibreOffice application suite on my Ubuntu desktop. The news on 5 August 2015 that The Document Foundation (TDF)  announced the release...

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ubuntu - tips & tricks

Install Skype on ubuntu Desktop





I have recently purchased my new Viglen Desktop Computer from ebuyer. It has arrived with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed, which is just awesome. However, as with any new machine getting it set up just the way I want to be productive does take a bit of time. In order to speed up this process I have been developing a number of BASH scripts, that I repeatedly  run to install skype on ubuntu desktop.

Set up ubuntu workstation for nodejs development

I have recently been engaged in a number of projects utilising nodejs and my primary development Operating System has been ubuntu Linux. I also have a number of laptops I use for software development purposes, which I frequently teardown and rebuild during the course of projects. I have a number of reasons for doing this, which relate to the fact that I treat my software development laptops or virtual machines like cattle rather than pets , although this phrase is usually associated with Cloud computing, I find it relates to a software developers laptop/workstation too, especially if you’re engaged in multiple projects.

 

 

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