Bootstrap Affix Plugin
The Bootstrap Affix plugin is pretty cool, but using it properly isn't particularly obvious.

We've been using Bootstrap 3 for a number of projects recently, and one plugin that we make use of is the Affix plugin. This plugin is especially handy on mobile devices, because it can be used to nail the nav menu to the top of the page and have it stay there when the page is scrolled. Since mobile pages tend to be a lot longer, having the nav menu "always on" makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, the Bootstrap documentation doesn't quite articulate exactly what you need to do.

Posted 31/03/16

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Compiling PHP7 on Ubuntu
PHP7 - Faster Than a Fast Thing That's Really Fast

PHP7 was released in December 2015, and promises a massive increase in speed. Some benchmarks have claimed it to be at least twice as fast as PHP 5.x.

Posted 19/01/16

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Configuring PHP-FPM For Ubuntu 14.04 & Apache 2.4

There are numerous web pages telling you how to set up PHP-FPM but there's always room for one more. These notes refer to Ubuntu 14.04 which ships with PHP 5.5 and Apache 2.4

Posted 28/06/15

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JeRo And The Beanstalk
Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk - The Magic Vanishing PHP Session Fairy Story

We've been working on an online booking system for a client and it became apparent that due to the time sensitive high demand nature of the application, a scalable server was needed. This seemed like a job for Amazon's AWS, specifically their Elastic Beanstalk.

Posted 09/06/15

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Using SuPHP with PHPMyAdmin
Enabling SuPHP under Apache 2.4 breaks PHPMyAdmin but there is a handy work around

Posted 18/04/15

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