22 Mar 2018

Generating a valid self-signed certificate for Apache and Chrome

How to use OpenSSL to generate a valid self-signed certificate for Apache and Chrome 58+ without having NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID or NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID warnings

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14 Dec 2015

Developers IDE: Codelobster PHP Edition

We had the chance to test Codelobster PHP Edition in its Professional version that offers a series of plugins for widely used third-party CMS

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04 Dec 2015

Recover MySQL INNODB tables without ibdata1 file

If you use MySQL DBMS (DataBase Management System), it could happen to lose or accidentally delete the ibdata1 file located in MySQL data folder. This file is very importante, since it holds the system tablespace of all the INNODB tables. By enabling innodb_file_per_table option, you can store data and index pages outside ibdata1 file, creating a

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26 Oct 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 offline installer

Visual Studio 2015 is a Microsoft product integrating developer productivity tools, cloud services, and extensions to create great apps and games for the web, Windows Store, the desktop, for Android and iOS. The main changes from the previous version in 2013 are: product setup, now componentized sign in across multiple Visual Studio

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12 Oct 2015

Install and configure GitLab with Plesk 12 on CentOS 6

Let’s start by understanding what we’re talking about: Git is a DVCS – Distributed Version Control System software created in 2005 by Linus Torvalds, a Finnish programmer known as the author of the first version of the Linux kernel. In short, it allows you to keep track of changes made

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23 Jul 2015

How to configure PhpStorm for Laravel

If you develop web applications you certainly heard of Laravel, a PHP framework that uses HMVC architectural pattern, currently at version 5.1.4. The best IDE currently available for Laravel is JetBrains PhpStorm, available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. However, once installed, the IDE must be configured to be able to offer

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28 Apr 2015

Best WordPress plugins

Advanced Custom Fields lets you customise WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields. Contact Form 7 is the best and most used contact form WordPress plugin. Simple but flexible. Custom Favicon allows you to upload custom favicon and Apple touch icon for your website and WordPress Dashboard using built-in media uploader. Custom
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17 Mar 2015

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012/2013 Update: offline installer

On 12nd November 2014, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM: the details are available here. The entire update package is about 5.8 Gb, and Microsoft does not provide an offline installer. If you have several developers and they need to install this update on their PCs, it can be useful to download the

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09 Mar 2015

WordPress: how to change tables prefix

In a basic WordPress installation, database tables prefix is “wp_“. First of all, let’s try to understand why should this prefix be changed, instead of leaving the default one: because of the impressive number of WordPress websites, and of the huge amount of information stored in those databases, spammers and hackers continuosly

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09 Mar 2015

WordPress: how to change site URL

After installing and using WordPress, some references to the site address specified during the configuration (i.e.: www.example.com) are stored in the database. If you need to change such address at a later time, you need to perform some steps to avoid references to the old address to persist in the DB. Let’s see

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