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Useful Terminal Commands Every Web Developer Should Know About

The command line interface (CLI), or Terminal is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of computer management. At one time the CLI was the only way to accomplish anything on a computer; then, the CLI gave way to the graphical user interface (GUI) as the popularity of PCs…

Install macOS High Sierra in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Whether you want to occasionally test a website in Safari, or try out a little bit of software in the Mac environment, having access to the latest version of macOS in a virtual machine is useful. Unfortunately, you’re not really supposed to do this—so getting macOS running in VirtualBox is,…

Setting Up SFTP on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently had a request to setup SFTP for a customer so they could manage a set of files in their environment through an FTP GUI. Being an avid user of command line tools like SCP I haven’t needed to set up FTP or SFTP in many years. So I…

PHP:How To Upgrade to PHP 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Introduction PHP 7, which was released on December 3, 2015, promises substantial speed improvements over previous versions of the language, along with new features like scalar type hinting.This guide explains how to quickly upgrade an Apache or Nginx web server running PHP 5.x (any release) to PHP 7. Warning:…

How To Install PHP7 On The Main OS's

Installing PHP 7.0.0 is easier than ever.  Here are instructions for installing the latest version on different platforms: First step: Uninstall PHP 5.x If you already have PHP 5.x installed you may encounter conflicts. Make sure to completely remove PHP 5.x from your system before installing php 7. Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04, and…

Chrome 38 Introduces a Responsive Design View

Chrome 38 has introduced a responsive design view in Chrome Developer tools. It allows you to view the available breakpoints for the loaded site. Clicking each of the bars resizes the window to the specified breakpoint or selecting the device will resize the window to that devices resolution. As well as…

Tricks for speeding up your Android device

When you hit the home button or launch a new app, it takes what seems like an eternity to switch to the new task or back to the desktop... Maybe your Android phone has become so slow that letters appear a second or two after you type them. These simple tips and…

Windows 8.1: 5 Cool New Features

Windows 8.1, the first update just arrived in beta. It's easy to download and easier than the new version of OS X... Check out these features and decide for yourself. 1. The Return of the Start Button The Start menu, these days, is a totally different-looking touch-friendly array of shiny live-updating squares, but you access…

Android tips: How to change archive and delete actions in the new Gmail

With the latest update to Gmail interface, Google has change things a bit -- but it didn't give users much indication of how things changed. One of the big change was the differentiation between archiving and deleting emails, and what options are chosen to be available. If you haven't tweaked any settings previously,…

Firefox OS tablet will be unveiled next week

At Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, we got a look at the first smartphone to run Mozilla’s Firefox OS, the ZTE Open. The new OS is a Linux-based open-source effort designed to offer an alternative to the proprietary ecosystems of its rivals, harnessing standards-based HTML5 web apps, combined with JavaScript and…

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