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Laracon EU recordings

Oct/18/2013 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

You may or may not know, but last month I went to Amsterdam for Laracon EU. I wrote a few posts about it. At the time they promised that everything would be recorded so all the devs out there could see it. They promised and they're now delivering. For now we access to 5 videos, but soon there will be more. Just keep track of Laracon EU youtube channel.

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How to add Previous and Next links on wardrobe

Oct/17/2013 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

If you're a regular here you may have noticed that I'm always making some small improvements on my blog. The last one was quite simple, I just wanted to add some previous and next links when the user is reading an article. However, I wasn't aiming to just simple arrows. I wanted to user to see the title of those articles.

Since my blog uses wardrobe and that is built on top of Laravel, doing that is pretty straight forward.

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Bye bye Google Analytics, hello Piwik

Oct/16/2013 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

I used to love Google Analytics, I've been using it for all my personal or client projects. However, the "new" version has been pissing me off more than usual. First I never got used to the new layout. Then the non integration with the google account that you normally have active it's insane. If I have multiple accounts it always makes me logout from all of them and login with just one. If I'm using just one, it always make me hit the login button.

Anyway, long story short I started looking for an alternative. I had two requirements: I wanted to control the updates of the service; and I wanted to be able to use it like the old analytics. Nice and clean.

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Optimize your content for flipboard

Oct/14/2013 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Ever since I stopped using normal RSS clients I started using apps like Flipboard to read my content. Since then, I notice that some content coming from some sources would look amazing, and some would look awful. So I've done some research and noticed that you can improve how your content looks on flipboard.

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The awesomeness of git hooks

Oct/10/2013 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

Automation is probably the word we developers love the most. We're lazy, that's why there's so many Wordpress and Joomla websites. Oh wait I was talking about developers. Those are something different (let's leave it at that).

So we version our code, and we obviously use git. BUt what if you wanted something to happen every-time we do make an action.

Well git-hooks got you covered.

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