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Coworking in Amsterdam

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Coworking | amsterdam, bouncespace, coworking

I love Amsterdam, I consider the city my second home. I had the opportunity to work an life there for 4 years and I left plenty of memory, friends, and family.Amsterdam is well known to be the city of sins with the red light, coffee shops, and vibrant night life.What many might not know is that the city of Amsterdam is also a very highly active city, full of people living and working there and where many tech companies have their headquarters like Catawiki and Elastic, to mention a couple.Working in Amsterdam is great,  it is a melting pot of...

A list of 24 websites for free images

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Trending

Today i opened my mailbox and read this post from Typeform I absolutely love their services and to my surprise they were listing 24 websites full of free pics and videos to help finding good images that don’t cost a fortune.So if you are interested in saving some money, follow the link to TypeForm website.

Analizzare tecniche e strumenti per conquistare nuovi clienti e far crescere la tua attività

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Events | events, napoli

Come migliorare la gestione e la comunicazione del tuo ristorante e aumentare le tue vendite?Vieni a scoprirlo Lunedì 10 Aprile 2017, dalle ore 15.30 alle ore 18,30, al seminario gratuito per Professionisti della Ristorazione presso l’Antisala dei Baroni del Maschio Angioino (Castel Nuovo) a Napoli.Come arrivare: Fermata Municipio, Metro Linea 1Andremo ad analizzare tecniche e strumenti per conquistare nuovi clienti e far crescere la tua attività.Inoltre, saranno presentati BiplanFood, l’applicazione di business intelligence per il controllo del proprio ristorante e Reguard, l’innovativo strumento di digital marketing “pronto per l’uso”.Per tutti i partecipanti all’evento, ci sarà la possibilità di avere Reguard...

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...

On SMASHINGMAGAZINE an introduction to building and sending HTML email for web developers

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Trending

On SmashingMagazine,  a great article on building HTML email, highly recommended to all web developers as even if we don’t like it, in most of our projects we will get to the point of sending emails.So don’t waste more time and go ahead and brush up those HTML skills.

Improve your social media strategy with Semrush

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Trending | SEO, SEM

I have recently discovered SEM a web application that offers a powerful interface to track your social media behavior and understand your audience.With this tool, you’ll be able to:See which brands in your industry have the biggest audiences and engagement ratesAnalyze trends in your competitor’s posting habitsRead what the people and brands in your industry are talking aboutIdentify influencers that mention your brand or your competitors on TwitterDiscover the top hashtags used on Facebook and Twitter by your competitorsUnderstand where your brand stands among the competitionFrom the first day of use, I have realized how powerful this tool can be,...

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...

Laravel 5.3 add multi-language functionality

by luigi laezza | 5th October 2020 | Web Development | Laravel, Locale, Middleware

During a recent project, we faced the issue of adding a multi-language functionality to our application.We store our Laravel applications on DigitalOcean, but this tutorial will work basically on any other hosting company.Using Laravel middlewares we found a quite easy and straightforward solution.In this tutorial, we will show you how to easily create your own.ADD AVAILABLE LOCALES IN THE CONFIGURATIONSIn order to allow only certain locales to work, simply add right below the locale key  in config/app.php the following array:'locales' => [ 'en' => 'English', 'it' => 'Italiano'],CREATE A CUSTOM MIDDLEWAREFirst, let’s create a custom middleware running the following command.php...

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.