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Tutorials focusing on Linux, programming, and open-source


Creating Phar Files

Create your own phar files.

Managing External Snapshots With BASH Scripts

Manage external snapshots with BASH scripts because virsh doesn't fully support external snapshots in Ubuntu 16.04.

Qemu-img Cheatsheet

A cheatsheet for all things Qemu-img related.


Ubuntu 16.04 - Install PHP 7.2 From PPA

Install a later version of PHP on Ubuntu 16.04 by using a PPA from Ondrej.

Create Symfony Project

Install the Symfony PHP framework.

Deploy Gitlab Runner With Docker

Deploy a Gitlab runner to unlock CI/CD capabilities in Gitlab.

MySQL - Benchmarking Varchar vs Text

Results of benchmark the difference between using the TEXT and using a large VARCHAR. The results surprised me a lot.

Ubuntu - Set Up Rsync Server

Configure your Ubuntu server to accept rsync connections.


PHP - CLI Progress Bar

Have your PHP application show a progress bar whilst it works.

MySQL Performance When Using UUID For Primary Key

Benchmarking the performance of using various UUID types as the primary key on database tables instead of an auto-incrementing integer.

Terminology Terminal

An exciting terminal that you should definitely use!

Slim3 - Simplifying Routing At Scale

A video-tutorial demonstrating how you can move a lot of the routing registration in Slim3, into the controllers, thus simplifying your codebase if you have a lot of routes.

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