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CodeIgniter vs. Laravel

Published on Mar 8, 2016

It's not always easy to give a definite winner with these sorts of comparisons, as depends what your requirements and preferences are. So, here are a few areas worth thinking about when weighing up CodeIgniter against Laravel. Speed to learn CodeIgniter is incredibly quick to learn; mainly because it's so easy to set up. You can just download the CodeIgniter package, unzip it to your WAMP or MAMP web root, and you're good to go. I think one of the main reasons CodeIgniter grew in popularity so...

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Outlook for Mac 2011 not working on OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Published on Oct 1, 2015

tl;dr - If you use Outlook for Mac and you're thinking of upgrading to OS X El Capitain, don't...yet! Edit (Fix): There is an update available now that fixes this problem. You can install it by opening Word, clicking 'Help' in the menu bar then clicking 'Check for updates'. You should see the critical update available. Download, install it, and enjoy Outlook 2011 on your El Capitan Mac :) For more information, visit: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3098229 It's been an eventful day, for...

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Getting Laravel Homestead to work with larger file uploads

Published on Jan 12, 2015

I've been working on a Laravel project which uses relatively large file uploads (about 30MB - 120MB). My development environment is Laravel Homestead - a great, pre-packaged Vagrant box for Laravel development. If you haven't heard of this I highly recommend you check it out - it's a great way to get up and running with Laravel, but it doesn't seem to play well for larger file uploads through forms (over about 5MB). My forms were either hanging or returning an nginx 'too large' error. Here are ...

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Hello 2015! Hopes, resolutions and things to look forward to for the new year

Published on Dec 31, 2014

For those of you that know me, you'll know that I'd have a lot to say about 2014. It's been a strange year. I won't go into it in this blog post, but instead I'm going to look forward and welcome 2015 with wide eyes and big open arms. Come in and make yourself at home, 2015! So, here are a few things I'd like to look forward to in the new year. Get out more I always feel better when I get out, meet new people, learn new things. And I need to do more of it. Specifically, I'd like to: go to mo...

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DrupalCon 2013: Summary of Dries Buytaert's Keynote

Published on Sep 24, 2013

DrupalCon 2013 is well underway now with Dries giving his keynote earlier today. There are lots of exciting things coming up with Drupal 8, and it’s a big change both technically and conceptually from the previous releases. I’ll attach the full keynote below, but here’s a quick summary for you speedy readers. There are six key initiatives in Drupal 8 which Dries quickly covered: Configuration management Mobile Blocks Multilingual Views in core Web services These are all designed to mo...

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