Author Archives: Nicholas Morera

Setting up an Ubuntu server for the first time (2018 Update)

The first time you’re setting up an Ubuntu server, there are several steps that should be taken to ensure basic security of the server. Connecting to your server via the command line or terminal can be extremely powerful, but there are also some inherent risks if the server is not setup correctly. The configurations in […]

Refactoring CSS Code (2018 Update)

Writing good code is about more than just getting the results you want on a webpage. Good code should be as efficient and concise as possible. While there are often numerous ways to achieve the same results, the most succinct and simple method is, with few exceptions, the ideal choice. There are two major benefits […]

An Introduction to Version Control using Git (2018 Update)

The enterprise of coding and computer programming is rarely (if ever), a linear process. Even after the stages of brainstorming and other planning, the actual activity of coding involves a lot of back and forth. You’ll change things as you get a clearer picture of the vision for your application. To assist in the development […]

An introduction to the htaccess file:The Ultimate Guide (2018 Update)

Browsing through the file manager of your cPanel or hosting account, you may have seen a file called .htaccess. This file governs many configuration settings for the Apache Web Server. Apache is widely used server software for cross-platform operating systems. While the syntax it uses can be a bit confusing at first, the .htaccess file […]

Array methods in JavaScript (2018 Update)

The array is one of the most important components of JavaScript, and any programming language in general. Often misconceived as its own data type, it is actually a subset of the Object, along with functions. In simple terms, an array is a compound data structure that can hold a limitless amount of values of any […]

Using Surge for deploying static sites (2018 Update)

Static Site Generators have become increasingly popular over the past several years. They’re great for any projects not requiring server-side processing. There’s been an emergence of services such as webtask.io and others for handling server endpoints. This has no doubt contributed to the growth of static sites and “serverless” web applications. Many see this as […]

Getting started with vim (2018 Update)

Getting started vim: The choice of one’s text editor can be a hot point of debate amongst developers. There is even a Wikipedia entry on this common rivalry. To be sure, it’s not what you use but how you use it. However, a professional text editor can make a massive difference in your development workflow […]

Bash vs Zsh: A comparison of two command line shells (2018 Update)

If you have ever used the command line on an *nix system (Unix-based or Unix-like), chances are you’ve used the bash shell. bash (an abbreviation for “Bourne-again shell”) is the default shell for many Unix-like operating systems. Common examples of Unix-like operating systems include GNU/Linux and macOS. Although many other shells exist for the terminal, […]

Backup WordPress: How to backup up your WordPress website (2018 Update)

There are numerous reasons to routinely backup WordPress sites. Whether to recover from hacking or a bug in a recent update or just to restore an older version of your site, ensuring backup WordPress sites is an important component of site maintenance. While many popular hosting providers offer automated, regular backups, it is useful to […]

9 Benefits of ReactJS Services: The Ultimate Guide (2018)

Since its introduction, ReactJS has arguably been the most talked about thing amongst web developers since Ruby on Rails. While countless new tools are emerging every day, it’s hard to single out any individual new project that is making as much of an impact as React.  Despite its relative adolescence (React just turned 5 a few […]

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