Adaptive Code

Book Review : Adaptive Code

This is one of the most helpful software engineering books I've ever read. It is most useful for people who have some real world experience in .NET development. ...

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Book Review : Clean Code

There is a minimum expectation that, if you are a software developer, irrespective of programming language or discipline that you have actually read this book, at least more than twice!...

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.net core tutorials

What is Clean Code ?

Clean code and the practices are about eliminating or at least attempting to reduce complexity. Although clean code solutions may seem elegant and efficient, they are not always easy...

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C# Tuples

Exploring the Tuples the New C# 7 language feature learning both the Advantages and limitations of this great language enhancement....

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Install Postgres SQL on ubuntu

PostgreSQL has bindings for many programming languages such as C, C++, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby and now it's possible to develop ASP.net Core C# Web Applicaitons using Entity Framework Core...

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AngularJS

Getting Started with Angular2

Angular 2 has become an extremely popular JavaScript framework for creating web applications. This guide walks you through what you need to get started....

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Tasktop Sync Gateway : The Basics

The basic premise behind Tasktop Sync Gateway is that it enables to connect the various tools within your typical DevOps stack, with ease. Prior to Tasktop Gateway, the various...

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AngularJS

AngularJS : Scope

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});In angularJS  scope is an object that acts as shared context between the view and the controller enabling the two layers to exchange information related to the...

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Install Homebrew on mac

Homebrew is the most popular package manager for Mac OS X. Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew with support for quickly installing Mac applications like Google Chrome, VLC, and more. Find out...

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Core Node Concepts

Node quickly became an established, viable and efficient web development platform. JavaScript on server environments was somewhat of a novelty and full stack JavaScript had never really been seriously considered.What...

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Hello Node

There are two primary ways to use Node.js on your development machines: by using the Node Shell or by saving JavaScript to files and using node to execute them. Node Shell The...

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Setting up SSH keys for GitHub Access

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Why SSH Keys for Git Hub SSH keys provide a secure connection to Git Hub without the need to enter your username and password every time you...

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ubuntu - tips & tricks

Use pbcopy on Ubuntu

A quick tip to get pbcopy alias configured on your ubuntu in order to copy standard input from the terminal...

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What is DevOps ?

philosophical discussion or what devops actually means andf a brief recap on it's evolution ...

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Rants & Raves

DevOps for mere mortals

In an industry that is continually evolving and with organisations constantly not only searching for the elusive differentiator  but also for the one thing that will improve performance over competitors...

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Rants & Raves

what are agile planning methodologies ?

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

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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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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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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.

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.

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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Guard against cyber attacks

The small steps you can take ensure the security of your small business. There seems to be a lot of hype in the media at the moment about eminent of cyber...

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NodeJS

Create a simple node.js module

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Node.js is a great JavaScript framework for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Not just I say so, but according to the www.nodejs.org website:Node.js®...

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Using Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Frequently connecting to multiple servers or computer workstations over a Remote Desktop Connections, introduces problems of trying to remembering various connections details, credentials and settings.You'll be glad to know that...

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ubuntu - tips & tricks

Install skype on ubuntu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Skype is a very popular business communication tool for users worldwide. The chances are If you are conducting business internationally, the majority of your contacts will...

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Rants & Raves

What are HomePlug Adaptors?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});HomePlug adaptors, or Powerline adaptors as they are also referred too, have been around since 2001, radically simplify home networking.HomePlug adaptors are a computer networking technology...

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What is a smart home?

For most people the home is sanctuary, a place they are able to disconnect from the world outside. It is also the biggest asset most people will purchase in their life times.  However, maintaining a home can be a burden for time starved busy families.

Once considered to be an ideal only the future generations would acheive, a smart home is pretty much a possibility today. The reason for this are partly because over the last 30 years computer technology has changed the way we work, changed the way we communicate, it’s even changed the way we socialise.

Technology is everywhere, it stands to reason that technology will now really start to change our homes. The key objective of any technology is minimize or eliminate time wasted on repetitive and boring household chores.

Rants & Raves

What is a HomePlug Network

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});HomePlug networking technologies (sometimes referred to as Powerline networks or Ethernet over Powerline) is a technology that enables high-speed networking over domestic powerlines. It allows home...

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FIX : Skype for Ubuntu crashes

If you're experiencing issues with Skype while using Ubuntu here is a quick fix.1. It is best to remove your previous installation.[crayon-5bed0e1d8c47a701992801/] 2. Do an overall update of Ubuntu[crayon-5bed0e1d8c47d251765061/] 3. Update...

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5 tips for effective work from home

Many freelancers, independent professionals and over the last decade or so more and more corporate employees are choosing to work from home. Many make the choice for practical reasons, such...

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What is BYOD ?

In this post we address a popular question being asked by many Small and Medium Enterprises, What is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and why should we care? This...

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