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GraphQL and Laravel translatable

by luigi laezza | 2nd June 2020 | Coding tips

In one of our latest custom made web application, we have been decided to give a try to GraphQl, one of the greatest advantages for us is that the client application can send a GraphQL query to get exactly what it needs, which makes development faster and cooperation with client application developers way easier.

Test and deploy a Laravel application with Gitlab CI/CD and Envoy

by luigi laezza | 3rd June 2020 | Coding tips | continuous, deployment, git

Recently we decided to move some of our projects to GitLab especially because we are attracted by the plans and all in one solution that it offers. We were particularly interested into CI/DC for testing and continuous deployment on our DitigitalOcean droplets. Looking into the numerous resources, we have found this article that explain very clearly how to deploy a Laravel Any application using GitLab CI/DC and Laravel Envoy.

Building modular Javascript applications with Webpack

by luigi laezza | 28th September 2020 | Web Development | javascript, webpack

Webpack is a module bundler for modern JavaScript applications. It is incredibly configurable, and it is very easy to get started.Webpack creates a graph of all of your application’s dependencies, once you’ve bundled all of your assets together, it outputs a bundled code following the given configurations.Smashing Magazine recently has released a nice article to get yourself on the right track.Click here to get started.

My different idea, lets meet Ivana

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Startups | italy, startup

We are often helping and assisting Startups, we love it and we decided to share their experiences.We will have a series of Q/A sessions with the founders to inspire “Startuppers to be”, we hope you will find this post helpful.HI IVANA, TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU.Hi, i’m an Italian girl, i’m sporty, sociable and scrappy. I’m graduated in Business Administration and i worked as an artistic gymnastics instructor since ten years.WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU’RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW, AND HOW ARE YOU MAKING IT HAPPEN?I’m creating a startup in sport sector, my passion. I always wanted to...

Secure your SSH connection disabling SSH password logins

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Web Development | linux, ssh, ubuntu

First off, having to remember a password for each of your client's server it is quite daunting, so it might seem a good idea to store the password to your server access in a very secure spreadsheet file.Well, that is not a great idea, instead, you should secure the access to your server using an ssh key, this also will allow you to forget about a password and gaining access straight with a command line.So let’s start.First of all, you will have to create a key , if you haven’t already (this is a MAC guide, but using putty it...

Inexpensive stage lamp server with Raspberry PI3 and Ubunto server

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Web Development | php, ubuntu, raspberry pi

Have you ever been in the position of asking your self  “How much shall I spend for a development server?”, “Shall I get an inexpensive shared host?” , “Will it be enough for my needs?”, “Perhaps i should upgrade”… well ask no more.If you don’t expect much traffic, and you are on a tight budget, or simply you want to make more practice in maintaining a web server, why not going for a homemade web server.Raspberry Pi now I quit performing for a staging environment, and very very inexpensive. As a test we have got the Raspberry Pi 3 Official...

Mailtrap with symfony, testing emails has never been so easy

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Web Development | Magento, Symfony, mailtrap, smpt, Wordpress

Today I would like to write about a service that we use daily during development and pre-production, Mailtrap.Mailtrap is a fake SMTP server for development teams to test, view and share emails sent from the development and staging environments without spamming real customers.Setting it up is very easy and for 1 inbox is also free. Simply hit the registration page, and head to the default inbox.There you will see the inbox settings that can be used in your project. That’s it!To make your job even easier, Mailtrap has a very useful Integration drop down that will show you how easy...

Lets encrypt! How to create free SSL certificates on Ubunto

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Web Development | ubuntu, ssl, encryption, certificate

SSL Certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish a secure encrypted connection between a browser (user’s computer) and a server (website). The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged during each visit (session). Let’s Encrypt provides an easy way to obtain and install trusted certificates for free. In this guide, we will show how to create a free certificate using Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu.