I’ve recently switched from Grav CMS to WordPress on one of my sites, Python Land. I jotted down some lessons learned and some advanced tips while setting up this WordPress site that I’d like to share with anyone interested.
I’m not new to WordPress, and I’m certainly not new to running websites. I’ve been doing it for 25 years. My first sites used tables to structure the pages, CSS wasn’t invented yet, and SEO didn’t exist either. Yeah… I guess I’m that old (and wise, hopefully).
Anyways... without further ado, here we go!
Picking the right theme is hard; don’t…
This advice is useful for both beginning and seasoned software developers. There are some jokes intertwined here, too, so you might want to put down that coffee mug.
So why are they named so similarly?
More often than not, software projects are difficult to build from source. This can have multiple reasons, here are just a few:
For similar reasons, it can also be hard to run your software in production!
If you’re facing these problems, it’s good to know that there’s an easy fix. It doesn’t require virtualization but instead uses a principle called containerization.
If you want to follow along with this article, which I highly recommend, you can do so without installing anything on DartPad.dev.
Are you still dependent on GUIs? You can significantly increase your productivity by learning a few basic shell commands. After learning these, learning more commands will come naturally — promised!
If these shell basics are well known to you, please skip this article and head to my follow-up article to become a command-line ninja!
Let’s start by knowing where you are once you opened your terminal:
I’m in my home directory, where are you?
Now let’s see what is in the current directory:
AndroidStudioProjects VirtualBox VMs
There’s a lot here…
Here’s a collection of the funniest programming quotes I heard on the work floor, mixed with some history and best practices as well. Let’s go!
So why are they named this way?
Nobody knows when this pandemic will be over. It could be weeks, months, or years before life returns to what we called normal only a short while ago. But even though the physical world has come to a grinding halt, the digital world flourishes:
The digital world does not suffer from pandemics and other disasters as much as the physical…
You really, REALLY should learn about this one thing that guarantees you a better position on the job market. But learning about things that are new to us can be incredibly difficult. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had the struggle.
If you want to learn, there’s a method I recommend heartily. It’s by no means a trick or a way to learn quicker. But it does allow you to get a much deeper, lasting understanding of a topic.
I write technical articles. I do this for multiple reasons, but one of them is to learn. By teaching others through…
You want a terrific search engine, and store your data in it too? Elasticsearch will happily do it, even though some insist that it’s not a document store, let alone a data store!
Don’t listen to them, because Elasticsearch is very capable and reliable and will store your data as well as making it searchable. This is advice from someone who’s been using Elasticsearch for close to ten years.
There are two types of data you might want to store in Elasticsearch:
This is not just a quick how-to guide. Although it can be used as such, I also did my best to explain some history and the internals of Elasticsearch in this tutorial. I believe it’s worth your time to invest in knowing why a product works and how it came to be. Such fundamental knowledge will help you make smarter choices that you won’t regret later on.
In this tutorial, I will use curl commands to talk to the Elasticsearch REST API. You can easily copy and paste them, but you can use any other tool you like. …
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