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Vagrant and load balancing


Have you ever needed load balancing on your local dev environment? I have. And luckily for me it was much easier to create than I expected.

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OAuth authentication without a browser


For some time now I've been struggling with an OAuth authorisation. Every time I wanted to build console app that uses service secured be OAuth I had the same problem - how to provide user name and password without a browser. After some research I came up with an idea - I can use headless browser and Selenium to interact with it.

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Private Composer packages with Satis


One of the greatest additions to PHP environment is Composer. Together with provides enormous amount of packages for every PHP developer. I know, PHP had package manager before it was cool (I'm talking about you PEAR) but Composer was something everyone was waiting for.

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Learning Docker - running Docker commands


When I started to learn Docker I made a mistake and instead of learning basic commands, I jumped into Docker Compose. I was so eager to use it that I missed all what's important. So I took a step back and forced myself into command line interface. After many images I created and lot of container I was experimenting with I finally got it.

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Learning Docker


Ever since I started building websites I always used some kind of AMP stack. As my skills grew my stack was growing with it. First problems occurred when we had two major versions of PHP out in the wild - 4 and 5. After a while problems were piling up as I was adding Redis, Mongo, APC, Memcached, Elasticsearch and other popular tools to my stack.

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Configure your new Raspberry Pi in headless mode using macOS


You got your fresh Raspberry Pi but you lack external keyboard, mouse and monitor? Don't worry there an easy way to configure your pretty microcomputer. All you need is a little patience and some beer.

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How to kill your productivity in three simple steps


Imagine you are a developer working on some ultra important project and your deadline is just around the corner. You need to focus but you can't. How's that? Is there not enough coffee in your blood? Or maybe it's just lack of sleep kicking in? No, it's three most common mistakes you make.

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Project management for developers


When you are young developer and all you do is writing code, handling projects may be overwhelming. You need to analyse project, create tasks, choose technology, plan your schedule, and so on. I've been there and after many different projects I have created small list used every time I'm working on a new project.

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Turn any PHP class into cli application


How to turn any PHP class into cli commands without writing a line of code? Use cli-maker and you won't have to write any additional code, just simple config array.

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Blade Builder - static site generator


Why another static site generator? Because why not. If it's good it should be out there helping others with their static sites. Fun fact about Blade Builder - it was designed as simple tool for frontend developers working with Laravel.

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