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2020 Archives

How to setup Codeigniter 4

Jul/04/2020 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

I started a brand new youtube channel. It's called TIL Things. As in Today I Learned Things. The idea is to share kinda the same thing I normally do here but in a video format.

To start things, I decided to do a video series about Codeigniter 4, from how to install it, how it works and building a small blog application with it.

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My work setup - 2020 update

Jun/18/2020 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

It's mid 2020, Ubuntu has a new LTS release and with it its time to try a few things and actually update. As you know I'm now using Pop!OS a distro based on Ubuntu. I already wrote an entire blog post about it. Now I'm going to show you the actual tools I use at the moment.

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$ exa A modern replacement for ls

Apr/17/2020 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

You list files hundreds of times a day. Why spend your time squinting at black and white text?

exa is an improved file lister with more features and better defaults. It uses colours to distinguish file types and metadata. It knows about symlinks, extended attributes, and Git. And it’s small, fast, and just one single binary.

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Covid-19 made us more productive

Apr/01/2020 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

I manage a small team of 6 including myself. I mostly do quality control stuff at work and I've been programming less and less in the past few months, mainly because I'm more involved in the project management side of things. However, there were always a few things that I knew we could do better and wanted to change but it was really hard to find the right time.

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Installing SQLsrv extension for PHP 7.2 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Mar/18/2020 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

One of our windows servers got updated to a more recent version of windows and SQLServer. Until then I was using the msSQL extension and was still on PHP 5.6 on our intranet at work.

Since this update I decided to upgrade our servers too and move to PHP 7.2 and obviously to the SQLsrv extension.

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