Docker Cheatsheet

Create and run a docker container with default command (optional) $ docker run <container> <start up command> Docker run is actually 2 command: docker create + docker start docker create – Creates container from imagedocker start – starts container from id See all containers running on your machine $ docker ps To see all containers… Read More »

Postgresql with Laravel

I love Postgres and it comes out the box with Rails however it took some configuring in Laravel. Open up your project in your favourite code editor. Head to the config folder then open the database.php file First off tell the application to use postgresql as the database by changing ‘default’ => env(‘DB_CONNECTION’, ‘mysql’) to… Read More »

Hello, World!

I’m definitely not creating another Hello, World program don’t worry! I’m building out an automated Talent Acquisition platform in Rails and so going to try and walkthrough in PHPL. Not sure how realistic or time consuming it’s going to be but definitely going to give it a whirl! I’ll be using Docker at some point… Read More »

Setting up your database

I remember when starting out in rails I had never used postgres previously and setting it up seemed a nightmare – it’s actually not. You basically need to set up a user and database. It’ll look for a database with the same name as the username – lets say your login username is LaraDev –… Read More »

Development Environments

Not really a lot to say here I suppose – I’ve just always liked JetBrains products, I use php storm (php), pycharm (python), Ruby Mine (Rails) & WebStorm (node). If you need something free that does the job you could try Sublime Text, I do my webscraping in this or Visual Studio Code

Getting Started

I need to get out of the ‘it’s easier to do this in rails’ mentality as even setting up the environment I’m thinking ‘I don’t remember it being this fiddly in rails!’ and that’s only installing PHP, Composer, Laravel & Valet! Actually it wasn’t that bad – install homebrew if you haven’t already… (Oh I’m… Read More »

Rails v Laravel

I’ve been building apps in Ruby on Rails now for a while now and love it as a framework. There are people that dismiss it and say it’s fat and slow, however a programmer it’s never been easier to spin un an MVP and test the audience.I love webscraping and you can build some really… Read More »