Hello, my name is Bobby. Welcome to my Dev Blog

I am a professional System Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. I am an avid Linux lover and supporter of the open-source movement philosophy.

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Introduction to Docker It is more likely than not that Docker and containers are going to be part of your IT career in one way or another. In this blog post series I'll cover the following: What are Docker images, containers and Docker Hub Installi...

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Introduction Hacktoberfest is a month-long event where people are awarded for contributing to open source projects 🙌. In order to participate you need to sign up here and then Submit four pull requests (PRs) to a GitHub repo tagged with the hacktober...

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Introduction No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps engineer, developer, or just a Linux enthusiast, you will most likely have to use SQL at some point in your career. The guide is suitable for anyone working as a developer, system administrator, or a ...

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Introduction PestPHP was created by Nuno Maduro who is also one of the Laravel core team members. PestPHP is an open-source PHP Testing framework created with simplicity in mind. PestPHP is being really actively developed and there are already plenty...

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Introduction Optimizing your MySQL service is a great way to improve your Laravel application's overall performance. Of course, it is important to follow Laravel Eloquent's best performance practices as described in Jonathan Reinink's course on Larav...

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Introduction There are many reasons why you would like to keep a process running even if you close your SSH session. Here are a few examples: Your working day is going to be over soon and you are running a huge database import that's taking a long t...

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This is an open-source Laravel Tips and Tricks eBook that is a collection of my own notes that I've put together for myself throughout the years. You would more likely than not need many of those tips at some point in your career as a Laravel Develop...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. Laravel provides a lot of hand...

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Introduction Working with date and time could be pretty challenging. Luckily we have the Carbon package that makes this super easy! Carbon is a simple PHP API extension for DateTime. You can find more information about Carbon on their official websit...

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Introduction The Eloquent ORM included with Laravel provides you with an easy way of interacting with your database. This simplifies all CRUD (Create, read, update, and delete) operations and any other database queries. Laravel provides a lot of hand...

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