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Using the MSSQL driver to connect to a old SQL server in PHP

Jul/13/2018 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

One of reasons we had to use PHP 5.6 in one of our recent projets was related to the fact that we needed to get info from the clients ERP, that one only allowed a connection via MSSQL. So after we got the project running with PHP 5.6 instead of 7.2 we had to install the MSSQL drivers.

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Having multiple PHP versions on your dev environment

Jul/12/2018 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

There's one of our servers that we use to run small applications for a bunch of clients. At the time when we were configuring this server we ended up choosin PHP 7.2.x as the version that would be used for these clients. However, once we started the development process we needed to connect to the clients ERP. Guess what? That connection needed php version 5.6.x max to work.

Here's the process to get everything up and running on Ubuntu 16.04, we also tested this on Ubuntu 18.04 and everything worked like a charm.

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GDPR madness, right?

Jun/05/2018 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

First let me be clear, I'm not talking about other countries, I'm mainly talking about Portugal here, since its where I live and its obviously where I'm taking all the examples from.

That said, here it goes.

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My linux setup

May/27/2018 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

A few weeks ago I reported that I made the change from Mac to Linux. Since then I tested loads of stuff in Linux to the point where I choose my stuff. Later Ubuntu 18.04 came out and I decided to do a clean install with just the software I wanted.

Here's the result.

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Yeah! I'm not using mac anymore

Apr/04/2018 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Let's be clear, I'm still using OSX at work, mostly because there's no need to change there these days. The computer is already there, so why change?

For the past 8 or 9 years I've been using as my main computer a macbookpro. First gen I bought was awesome, lasted for years. Upgraded it with some more RAM, and then I even removed the DVD player (remember those?) and shoved a SSD and the computer was great.

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