Sass and Less Quick introduction Tutorial

In this article I would like to show you some basics infos I find useful in the process of mastering Less, Sass and CSS itself. Take a moment to read it.

Less Sass CSS Quick Tutorial

This is absolutely not an exahustive tutorial, but you may find it interesting to begin with. You will learn a lot by practicing these tips.

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Symfony 5 RESTful API, quick intro for beginners

During this quick intro guide, you’ll easily learn the main principles of building a RESTful API, making use of the framework called Symfony, version 5.1.0, which you’ll already know, at least by name.

Symfony the PHP framework

This article follows another one with the same topic, this time we’ll be discussing the latest Symfony stable version, actually. It has been released this November of 2020, and it will be supported till July 2021.

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Laravel Rest API, the easy introduction Tutorial

This article follows another one talking about a Symfony Rest API, which we made to exemplify the concept of RESTful applications.

The Php programming language

This is the turn of Laravel, in that we are already able to write a PHP API in a simple way, but we still don’t know how easy it is with this other framework. So let’s get started.

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Quick RESTful API with Node.js Express and DocumentDB

In this episode we’ll be continuing our journey through Node.js, looking at a simple and minimal RESTful API example with the help of Express to build it, and DocumentDB for our persistence.

The old plain JavaScript language

If you haven’t done before, take a look at this tutorial which is conceptually similar, except for the fact that persistence this time is based on a MongoDB engine, hosted on AWS, and it’s called DocumentDB.

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Easy RESTful API with Node.js Express and MySQL

One of the modern paradigms of Software Development is the use of RESTful APIs which can simplify and make life a lot easier for engineers when it comes to building APIs and webservices.

The JavaScript programming language

This tutorial is far from explaining you all the details about REST and Microservices, nonetheless it can give you good guidance for the beginning of your learning of these technologies.

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Symfony 4: a CRUD tutorial, second edition

This tutorial follows another guide that I made, always about Symfony, but this time we’re talking about Symfony 4.

As the framework evolves into new releases there might be some changes in methods, classes and tools. They may become deprecated or obsolete and new tools may be added, although some kind of retrocompatibility may be assured.

Symfony the web framework

If you want to know more about that, you can visit Symfony’s roadmap and discover how it will evolve and how long the various versions will be maintained.

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Full LAMP Docker and AWS Introduction Tutorial

During this short exercise you will learn how to create a simple LAMP example application and deploy it using Docker on the Amazon Web Services ECS platform, with the help of RDS for a MySQL database.

All the following example is based on the AWS CLI, though we could have done faster and easier using the web based console. Instead, having gained a skill with the terminal interface, allows us to better understand how each step and parameter is working. In addition we will be able to create our own automation scripts based on the CLI.

Coding and Software Engineering

The prerequites for this tutorial are the installation of the AWS CLI and the ECS CLI. If you haven’t them installed on your system, please refer to these links on how to do it: install the AWS CLI and the ECS CLI.

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One minute Laravel and Docker Tutorial

In this short lesson we’re gonna focus on two topics we tackled some time ago in this mini series of tutorials: Laravel and Docker.

In the getting started section of the Laravel project’s documentation we can see that a vagrant box named Homestead is strongly adviced to begin with a quick and smooth developing experience.

Benedict.Cloud tutorial

Homestead is pre-packed with all the stuff necessary to begin the development of a Laravel application, but when it comes to deploying any application, Docker has many strong points that other virtual environments have not. In many cases it is a must: see this article of mine for further details.

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