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  • Replace LAMP with Docker, the Easy way
    Just about to install LAMP, XAMPP, or MAMP? Stop. Right. Now. Docker's gotchu, fam. LAMP stacks are great. They are an absolute fundamental to development, unless you enjoy the thrill of writing your code on your production environments. Seriously, LAMP is the absolute fundamental in the toolbox for website development. But do not install it. … Read more
  • Colour Firefox like Netscape and Pretend it still exists
    I love Netscape. I still haven't forgiven AOL for the event that occurred February 2008. Firefox has decided that the colouring of your browser should be left to you. While it may not be the elaborate and fancy themes of old, at least you can still have a level of customisation to your boring browser … Read more
  • The Complete Guide to Running WordPress on Windows/IIS
    So you've discovered to your absolute horror that the WordPress site your company has inherited is running on Windows… on IIS? Before you stand up, throw your computer chair out the Window, maliciously eat your co-workers salad and enjoy it, or drop all the production databases, relax. We've got you covered. 🤷 What's the problem? … Read more
  • Linux it up like 2008 with Wubi, which still exists
    Wubi was Marmite back in the day. With Linux being pitched as an alternative to Windows, people weren't particularly impressed with using Microsoft technology to boot up a virtual Linux installation. Alongside the genuine concern that a power outage would obliterate your Linux setup, Wubi faced a lot of criticism. Wubi installed a full desktop … Read more
  • Use Visual Studio Code in your browser, thanks to Azure
    Yes, the Electron-based Visual Studio Code – an app built in HTML and JavaScript – is not usable in a web browser. What a weird world we live in. You may sitting there in your coffee shop, staring with contempt at your weakling tablet and thinking "boy, I wish I could run Visual Studio Code … Read more