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.

 

 

Configure Ubuntu to enable the execution of npm without sudo

Node.js Package Manager (NPM) , is an is an online repository for the publishing of open-source Node.js projects, and a command-line utility for interacting with said repository that aids in package installation, version management, and dependency management. Essentially what this tools enables you to do is easily and quickly make use of the plethora of nodejs packages being developed on a daily basis. NPM enables the community to share and contribute to reusable javascript code libraries to help others with common software development problems.

Mixing windows & forms authentication

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});I came across a situation today where I needed to mix two different authentication types on ASP.net MVC 4 application. The reason for this being that...

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remove ignored files from git repository

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});I ran into a situation today, whereby I had created a git reposiotry for a new ASP.net MVC web application I am developing. I had created...

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Rants & Raves

5 reasons why the office is a bad place to work

I don’t usually do this, however this time I just couldn’t resist. I just had to respond to such an ill thought out, badly researched and the be honest just completely full of fallacies piece of journalism. In the piece, Five reasons why the office isn’t such a bad place to be,  attempting to identify why working from home is a bad idea. However, all that was brought to attention were the incorrect stereotypes associated with working from home.

What is SEO and how to do it cheaply

In this post I will discuss the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), focusing on What is SEO and some simple strategies you can implement on your blog to improve its performance in Search Engine rankings. I have learned over the past year or so regarding SEO while running my blog. When I initially started this blog, I knew very little about SEO, other than I potentially needed to do it on my blog and apparently it was an expensive exercise to undergo.

Through a bit of research, I discovered that there are a lot of charlatans and downright dirty criminals operating in this specific area of the internet. I figured out that if I didn’t want to get ripped off by these snake oil salesman, I best get familiar with this area and attempt to learn the basics. I thought I would share my experience and knowledge I have gained over the past year to help anyone who is embarking an any new internet project.

Top 4 WordPress SEO plugins

Top 4 WordPress SEO plugins

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});I have previously posted about what is seo and how to do it cheaply, in this post I will provide my top 4 WordPress SEO plugins...

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How to execute a BASH script

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});You may on occassion feel the need to automate certain processes or proceudres on your linux based computer. These maybe simple processes like ensuring your packages...

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The challenges of remote working

I just read two of Scott Hanselman's blog posts , Being a Remote Worker Sucks - Long Live the Remote Worker and Tragedies of the Remote Worker: "Looks like you're...

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Install Mean.js on Macbook

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});I have just set up my new mac book to carry out some mean.js development work. I had never set up a a mac to do...

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AngularJS

angularjs directives : roll your own

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});AngularJS comes pre-packaged with a number of great directives that really make working with AngularJS really easy and productive. However, as with all programming languages to...

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AngularJS

AngularJS Directives : Reusable components

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});AngularJS Directives Speak to any developer who has used angular and ask him what is his favourite element of AngularJS, no doubt the answer would be Directives!...

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Rants & Raves

How not to do technical interviews

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Over the years I have had to endure many technical interviews from both sides of the fence. As a freelance/contract software developer, I usually have to...

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