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Laravel 5.2: Adding Extra Checks at Authentication

This quick post will be about changing the built-in authentication to include more checks beyond username and password. In this post, we will be specifically checking that, along with the correct username and password, the active field, in the users table, … Continue reading

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Laravel 5.2 – Using Custom Config Variables

Quick tip: If you need to store a custom configuration value, that you can call from any Controller, then just do it like this: 1. Add the variable 'key' => 'value'  pair to /config/app.php like so:

The value could also be an … Continue reading

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Installing Laravel 5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 and Apache2

This post will document how I installed Laravel 5.2, on Apache2 on an Ubuntu 16.04 server. Will will also install MySQL, as we will need a database, and PHP which is required by Laravel. This will be the starting point … Continue reading

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Laravel 5.2: Getting started

Please note. Like everything on this website. These posts are merely to allow me to document my journey through various tasks. It will not cover everything, nor be well written. There are definitely better resources out there, please consider using … Continue reading

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Installing Laravel 5.2 on Ubuntu 15.10 and Apache2

First off, I’d like to mention that there is a “highly recommended” virtual machine that comes with Laravel itself. So perhaps you really should be using that. Moving on… Install PHP and required extensions Minimum requirements for your PHP installation … Continue reading

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Installing Node.js on Ubuntu 15.04

Everything I know about how to do this I got from this page, on linoxide.com.  So, really, you might as well go there and save us all some embarrassment. Still here? Well…let’s do this thing then. Similar to my previous … Continue reading

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Android Studio 1.2.1.1 – “Aidl is missing ” error

After installing the Android Studio 1.2.1.1 and creating a blank project, I was face with several problems. The first one was that the Gradle gave an error which cause the build of the..erm…blank project to fail. Being entirely new to Android development, … Continue reading

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Installing Node.js on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server

I know there are many posts and articles on this subject already but I am simply documenting exactly what I did so that I have a reference when, knowing my luck, I have to install the MEAN stack on (many) … Continue reading

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MongoDb 2.6.10 does not play well with Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to launch MondoDb 2.6.10 with Ubuntu 15.04 will result in an error: $ sudo service mongod start Failed to start mongod.service: Unit mongod.service failed to load: No such file or directory. That’ll teach you to use the very latest … Continue reading

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