Programming and everything inbetween

My own little space on the web where I can share my experiences working with PHP, Laravel, Node.js and anything else.

Programming Posted on: 11/09/2021

How to create a simple sitemap for Wink

If you're using Wink for your blog, here's how to setup up a simple sitemap to list your posts and...

Programming Posted on: 01/03/2021

Setting up a LEMP server from scratch

LEMP stack setup

Programming Posted on: 01/10/2020

Laravel PDF API

As part of my day job I was required to make PDF's from HTML templates and expose this via an...

Programming Posted on: 01/10/2019

How to Install Laravel Spark

Doing a fresh install of Laravel Spark or even an upgrade has proved problematic almost every time i attempt it....

Programming Posted on: 01/07/2019

How to use Laravel Forge with Amazon Web Services EC2

Laravel Forge is a great tool to help you provision your own servers, however if you want to use AWS...

Programming Posted on: 24/04/2019

Backup MySQL database to Digital Ocean Spaces

Creating backups of your database is a no-brainer. There are lots of guides on how to do this and upload...

Programming Posted on: 11/04/2019

Notifications delayed on Android Pie?

Just recently I noticed that notifications for WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger were not coming through. They'd only show if I...

Programming Posted on: 27/02/2019

Laravel Queue Delays Not Working

Using Laravel 5.7 queues along with Redis I found that whilst the events were being dispatched and handled by the...

Programming Posted on: 11/11/2018

Upload and fetch images using Digital Ocean Spaces and Laravel 5

I needed a place to securely store my files offsite and Amazon S3 was a obvious choice at time (2016)....

Programming Posted on: 02/11/2018

Cached values not showing in Redis

Recently I wasn't able to access any cached values in Redis. I knew the values were being saved, but no...

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PHP Developer mainly working with Laravel, passionate about food and cars. I have a soft spot for Renaultsport hot hatches in particular!

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