Packt Publishing celebrates their 2000th book

Today Packt Publishing celebrates their 2000th title “Learning Dart” with a huge discount offer this week: Buy One, Get One Free. For every eBook you buy you will get one for free! This offer is valid for all eBooks. Bit hurry, the offer is valid from 18 March 2014 until 26 March 2014.

Just have a look at the top selling books from Packt’s catalogue:

My personal selection for this offer is:

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Development Progress of jQuery Updater for WordPress

Today I`ve started working on my jQuery Updater for WordPress plugin.

Step 1: moving to GitHub

First step was linking Subversion and Git, which was a hell

Step 2: decide workflow

The second step is deciding the workflow: tools and rules. I decided to skip Grunt and Vagrant for now, since the code isn`t going to be rocket science.
I use phpDoc for documenting the PHP code and GitHub as project management (issues, milestones).

This setup will do fine for now!

Step 3: project management

Making a roadmap, with issues, features and prioritising all that I want before I start working and losing grip on the project.

Step 4: work

Starting with cleaning up code followed by creating space for new features. Leaving the hardest bits for the last. Although this isn`t ideal it makes future  development a whole lot easier.

Want to help?

The project is located on GitHub at github.com/Ramoonus/jQuery-Updater

Amazon EC2 Linux as LAMP server

The following guide demonstrates how to install

  • Apache Webserver 2.4
  • PHP 5.4
  • MySQL Server 5.5 (Community Edition)

Step 1: install Apache, PHP, MySQL

sudo yum install -y httpd24 php54 mysql55

Step 2: start the services

sudo /etc/init.d/mysqld start
sudo /etc/init.d/httpd start

Step 3: make sure services start after a reboot

sudo chkconfig --level 2345 httpd on
sudo chkconfig --level 2345 mysqld on