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My little corner of the web where i talk about anything from Development work, it geekery or brazilian JiuJitsu!

Blog Entries

Published

Jun 08th 2021

Training & New Gym

I'm a Brazilian JiuJitsu Practitioner, its the one hobby I do outside my family. Four hours a week I got to my club Primal BJJ which is a padded room in Rhyl, North Wales to essentially learn how to strangle people in Pyjamas (its not quite like that but that description seems to fit.) . Every chan...

blog By Mike Jones Site Dev
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2 minutes

Published

May 23rd 2021

Mac Dev Environment

Last month i went through the start to finish process of setting up Valet Linux on Ubuntu 20.04. Unfortunately the system i went through the tutorial with has died.... so i'm back to my iMac, i've bought some extra RAM (32gb) so at least its not falling over itself all the time.

blog By Mike Jones Site Dev
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8 minutes

Published

May 11th 2021

Battle of the IDE's

so i think in the world of IDE's today there is two that are top of the piles (Free & Paid). You have PHP Storm and VScode, These two IDE's are incredible, the only difference is VScode is free and PHP Storm isn't (with some exceptions). I'm going to talk about the IDE's a little first and then go...

blog By Mike Jones Site Dev
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6 minutes

Published

Apr 20th 2021

Laravel Wink

What is Laravel Wink? Put it simply, Laravel Wink is the incredible package put together by Mohamed Said one of Laravel's full time developers. The package itself is a medium like blogging platform which hands over all front end control to the user instead of forcing constrains of "use this theme/te...

blog By Mike Jones Site Dev
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11 minutes

Published

Apr 14th 2021

Tart up that terminal!

In the last few blog entries i have about Ubuntu a lot. from building a dev environment from scratch all the way through to how it feels still using it a week on. As i'm getting more and more familiar with Linux again after so many years away from it i want to make my terminal look a little better :...

blog By Mike Jones Site Dev
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4 minutes

Published

Mar 28th 2021

Two weeks on....

A week ago i wrote my post on Ubuntu Dev Environment. Since then i have been using the system i setup during that blog post as my main machine... and i don't think i'll ever go back to my iMac..... Keep reading for a few things i have moved to Ubuntu and also some things i haven't....

blog By Mike Jones Site Dev
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4 minutes