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 If you have some experience with Linux, you are probably quite familiar with environment variables. In Linux, you could check the available environment variables with the printenv command. A way to define environment variables in Linux w...

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Introduction Composer is without the go to dependency manager for PHP. Composer is a command line tool that you can use to install packages to your projects and also update and manage existing packages. If you are coming the JavaScript world you coul...

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Introduction Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS for short, in most cases, is a platform that provides a specific service on a monthly or yearly subscription plan. Popular SaaS products are Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, and Slack. They all offer a specific s...

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Introduction Signed routes allow you to create routes accessible only when a signature is passed as a GET parameter. This could be used for sharing a preview of a draft article or any other route that you want to be public but only accessible by peop...

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Introduction Response macros allow you to create a custom response which you could later on re-use in different routes and controllers. This is quite beneficial in order to reduce code duplication. You could actually built macros for other Laravel co...

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Introduction In some cases, when you have too many Controllers in your Laravel project, your app/Http/Controllers directory might get cluttered with too many Controllers. To keep things more organized, you could use custom Laravel namespaces to store...

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💡 Introduction to Git and GitHub This is an open-source introduction to Git and GitHub guide that will help you learn the basics of version control and start using Git for your SysOps, DevOps, and Dev projects. No matter if you are a DevOps/SysOps en...

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Introduction It would be really intimidating if you had to start from scratch and reinvent the wheel every time you were to start a new project. Luckily in 2021 there is a vast number of brilliant PHP frameworks out there that you can use. In my opin...

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Introduction Laravel comes with many convenient tools out of the box, which makes your life as a developer much more enjoyable. One of the best Laravel features is the database migrations which essentially allow you to version control your database! ...

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9 Basic Docker Commands with Examples

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I would be running the commands on a Digital Ocean droplet running Ubuntu 18.04. Prerequisites If you don't have a DigitalOcean account yet, you can sign up for DigitalOcean and get $100 free credit via this link: digitalocean.com Before we get start...

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