Jens Segers

Entrepreneur and WiFi magician at auki.io • M.Sc Engineering Informatics • Developer • Hardware geek


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Debugging Laravel

Often you will want to debug what is going on in the background of your Laravel application, by doing something like var_dump or dd.

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Server provisioning with Chef and knife-solo

Configuration management tools are awesome, if you are still doing everything manually or with bash scripts, then check out my blog post on infrastructure as code.

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Laravel OAuth client

David Desberg, also known as Lusitanian, has created an awesome OAuth 1 and 2 client, so I decided to integrate it into Laravel.

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Using Eloquent without Laravel

Not many people know this, but you can actually use the Laravel database component outside the Laravel framework (PyroCMS is actually using it in their CMS).

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Laravel route model binding is awesome

If you haven't looked at Laravel's route model binding, you should definitely do it.

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Laravel collections are awesome

The Collection class in Laravel is really awesome.

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Using Guard to manage assets

I have been using jasonlewis/basset for quite a while to manage my assets in Laravel projects.

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Installing the PHP mcrypt extension on OSX 10.9

The following steps will explain you how to install the mcrypt extension for the default PHP version (5.4.24) that is shipped with OSX Mavericks.

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Combining Laravel and MongoDB

Unfortunately, Laravel 4 has no native support for Mongo databases.

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Integrating Rollbar in Laravel

Recently I discovered rollbar.com, which is a remote error logging system that allows you to collect errors and logs from multiple applications into a single dashboard.

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Deploying websites with Git (and Composer)

I have been using Git to deploy my websites for quite some time now.

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Setting up your own VPN server with PPTP on Ubuntu or Debian

I often connect to my own VPN server because of ports that are blocked on public networks, or if I want to access something on my home network.

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Infrastructure as Code

For my master's degree thesis I did research about infrastructure automation with configuration management software.

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Realtek RTL8188 based access point on Raspberry Pi

I had some trouble getting my Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter to work on my Raspberry Pi.

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How to install redmine on Ubuntu 12.10

Redmine is a free and open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool.

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Ubuntu locale warning

While working on my personal Ubuntu server, I often run into the following locale warnings.

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Advertising Ubuntu services to OSX using Avahi

At home I have an Ubuntu file server where I keep all my files and backups.

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iRail Summer of code week #3

I was quite nervous to be starting as a project manager of 2 projects during these 3 weeks.

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iRail Summer of code day #2

Day 2 of the iRail summer of code: hackathon time.

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iRail Summer of code

A summer of code, that's right.

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CodeIgniter sparks

Sparks is a package management system for Codeigniter that will allow you install high-quality libraries into your applications instantly.

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OSX: scan Wi-Fi networks with AirPort command line tool

I recently bought a new router and was going through the basic configuration.

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CodeIgniter resizing and cropping images on the fly

One of the more popular articles on my blog was "Codeigniter: resizing and cropping images on the fly".

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CodeIginter HMVC Modules

This extension for CodeIgniter enables the use of the Hierarchical Model View Controller(HMVC) pattern and makes your application modular.

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CodeIgniter email library bug

Today while creating a newsletter module for my personal CMS I ran into a weird CodeIgniter bug in the email library.

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CodeIgniter secure authentication library

A few months ago I released a simple cookie-only authentication library for simple websites.

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Amazon S3 SDK for CodeIgniter

Amazon's Simple Storrage Service is a great service for storing lots of files on a solid and stable system.

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CodeIgniter template library

Codeigniter has no functionality for handling multiple views/themes/layouts.

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The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period

Beneath my desk I have an Intel i5 (Asus H67) powered Windows 2008 R2 server running serving as a NAS with a whole bunch of hard drives.

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Codeigniter 2: CSRF Protection

Codeigniter 2.0 adds an new security feature to prevent CSRF attacks.

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Website speed tip: leverage browser caching

One of the most common suggestions on Google's page speed test is Leverage browser caching.

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Redirect users to www using htaccess

On all my websites I redirect all users to the domain including the www prefix.

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Codeigniter authentication library download

Download Many of you guys prefer to just download a complete code instead of reading my 3 piece tutorial on how to create this library.

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Codeigniter authentication library 3/3

Further implementation In the previous part of the authentication library posts I explained how to generate a secure token for each user and the basic functions that are needed to create and delete the cookie.

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Codeigniter authentication library 2/3

Generating a personal authentication token We will generate a unique personal authentication token that will tell us whether the user is logged in or not.

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Codeigniter authentication library 1/3

Intro: safe cookies Website security is becoming more and more important to every web developer.

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Lithium-ion battery tips to maximize the lifespan

The last few days I did some research about Lithium-ion batteries that are used by cellphones, laptops and many other electronic devices.

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jQuery: open external links in a new window

While working on some websites I needed a javascript that would open all external links in a new windows.

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Windows dutch keyboard layout for bootcamp

When you have a Windows bootcamp partition, Apple's bootcamp setup will install a 'Dutch - Apple' keyboard layout.

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Cinch: Windows' areo snap for Mac OSX

When regularly switching between operating systems like Windows 7 and Mac OSX like myself, you'll often notice handy features missing in both operating systems that you're used to.

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