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Eric L. Barnes
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Attended North Gaston High School
Lives in Gastonia, NC
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The Dangers of Misinformation ➔

Marcus Zarra on the dangers of misinformation: As developers, we are frequently using the internet to help us solve issues. We run across an error code, a crash, or another type of problem and we usually go to the internet. With the vast amount of…
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There are certain times when using Laravel that you would like to migrate and see the database. Typically this is done via the Artisan command line tool with: php artisan migrate --seed You can also call this in your code with the following:…
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Behind the App is a new documentary style podcast series about iOS app development.  It has the feel of the popular Serial podcast and sets a new bar for other tech podcasts. I’m personally excited about this and I’m hoping it starts a shift to a more…
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I showed this to my wife and her response was… That sounds exactly like you explaining what you do to me.
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Laravel Forge is a service that handles creating servers on popular cloud hosting providers. I use it to host my WordPress sites with DigitalOcean and to handle auto deployments from a git push. Installing WordPress on a cloud server you need to plan for…
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I use the built in Publicize feature of JetPack which is a WordPress plugin. That alone is one of the main reasons I started using it for my Laravel News site. Then after creating a theme I just modified it for my site :) 

Pushing to social media channels was one of the big deciding features for switching but my personal site goes through lots of changes so I can't imagine that I will stay on it for a long time. 
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Quick Tip - How to generate total words with #WordPress

As the year is coming to a close a lot of sites are creating year in review style posts. I love these because I find it interesting how my stuff compares to them and I try to find little nuggets of information on what I should be doing better. Alex King…
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A few months back I created a tutorial on Setting up Gulp, Bower, Bootstrap Sass, & FontAwesome. If you had problems with the tutorial I’m sorry. Apparently the gulp-ruby-sass npm module I used is undergoing some changes causing the SASS to error out and…
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Use the "Say" command for long running tasks

ProTip: don’t babysit that time consuming command line task. Just tack on “; say ‘finished doing X'” and let your computer tell you – Robby Russell – This is really brilliant. I for one tend to start a command, go back to my editor, and totally forget…
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Learn about Laravel 5 and all it's new features. New directory structure, Contracts, Commands, Socialite, Elixir, Scheduler, Generators, and more...
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Mubashar Iqbal started a new site to list people interviewed on podcasts: I listen to a lot of podcasts, and noticed that some folks were appearing on a few of them. They would often talk about the same subject (a new startup they launched for example),…
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The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. –Buddy Since my singing is terrible, I’m going to spread developer cheer by posting my eight favorite Laravel packages of 2014. These are in alphabetical order. Carbon This is…
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My First Pull Request

I came across this site and it says my first pull request was four years ago to the Fuel PHP framework. As far as I remember this isn’t my real first pull request. Just the first on GitHub. Back then I was big into CodeIgniter and they either used HG or…
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Wanna be golfer, husband, and father of 2 wonderful girls
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    1995 - 1997
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