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Apple Watch: Be notified when a service is offline
Apple Watch: Be notified when a service is offline

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Category: Tech tips
Level: Beginner

Hello there! Today's article is going to be quite short, but practical. In my little life as a freelance developer, I have to monitor my customers' applications and websites to make sure they're up and running, including the site you're currently on.... So I don't miss a single incident, the device that alerts me if there's the slightest problem with one of the services I manage is on my wrist... and yes, it's the Apple Watch. Basically, I'm someone who doesn't like notifications; they t...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
May 1, 2023
How do I block unwanted calls?
How do I block unwanted calls?

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Category: Tech tips

Hello, hello?. This week, we're going to talk about a subject that bothers us all. We've all received at least one in our lives, and for some of us (like me, for example), it's easily 10 or so a day. That's all well and good, but for the sake of sound mental health, let's take a look at how to block these calls, and thus remove unhelpful distractions. If the line belongs to a company If the phone line belongs to a company, that company has fewer options for blocking these calls, sin...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Apr 24, 2023
How can I manage several languages in a Sylius store?
How can I manage several languages in a Sylius store?

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Category: Web development
Level: intermediate

A new article on Sylius is available. I was sure I'd already told you about Sylius, but it seems I haven't, so here goes! Sylius is an e-commerce solution based on our beloved Symfony framework (we've already told you all about it on the blog, though?). Imagine being able to manage an online store and configure it from start to finish, all while benefiting from all the advantages and functionalities offered by Symfony - doesn't that sound dreamy? Well, that's not all, because Sylius...

Josselin Dionisi - Freelance developer
Josselin Dionisi
Apr 19, 2023
How do I manipulate images using the command line?
How do I manipulate images using the command line?

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Category: Tech tips
Level: Confirmed beginner

Hello there! In the web world, images are everywhere. Whether to illustrate an article, create a banner or retouch a photo, images are an essential part of the web. To manipulate them, we often use software such as GIMP, or Inkscape (which is great for PNGs). But it's also possible to do lots of things with the command line, and the Linuxian in me is delighted with this option? The really cool thing about using the CLI is that you can automate image processing, for example, by writing jus...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Apr 11, 2023
How to capture your screen as an animated GIF?
How to capture your screen as an animated GIF?

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Category: Tech tips
Level: Beginner

Hello, hello?, The last article was about PowerToys and how they improve productivity in Windows. To make this article more fun, I thought it might be a good idea to capture my screen and give it to you as a GIF... So, in this week's article, we're going to look at how to capture your screen in GIF format, on Windows and macOS. Yes, we're doing an "articleCeption" here, having as much fun as we can? Are you ready? Let's get started! Capturing your screen in GIF format, on Windows...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Apr 3, 2023
How can I improve my Windows productivity?
How can I improve my Windows productivity?

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Category: Tech tips

Hello Hello ?, Windows isn't my main operating system, in fact I'm more Linux / macOS, but that doesn't stop me from following what's going on with Windows and using it from time to time. It has to be said that Microsoft's work over the last few years has been quite remarkable; between the terminal, "WSL 2" and "Powershell", there's plenty to do. This week, I'd like to talk a little about "PowerToys", a set of tools made available by Microsoft to enhance the Windows experience. As the...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Mar 15, 2023
Arc, the browser for power-users?
Arc, the browser for power-users?

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Category: Tech tips
Level: Beginner

Hey there! 🙂 To read this article, you use a software, this software is so present in your life that now, for you it seems "part of the scenery". I'm talking, of course, about your browser 😛. Over the last ten years, we're not going to lie to ourselves, there's been one all-category champion who's been raking in all the market share, well, especially on the "desktop", I'm talking of course about Google Chrome. On mobile, this is less true, with Apple forcing the use of...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Feb 20, 2023
How to get 10 years of security updates on Ubuntu?
How to get 10 years of security updates on Ubuntu?

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Category: Computer security
Level: Beginner

Hello ?, This week, we're going to talk about business servers... (more of a web server, actually). Did you know that since January 2023, 10-year security updates are no longer reserved for RedHat and Microsoft Widows Server? And yes... there's a newcomer, so shall we talk about it? Enterprise and servers As technology enthusiasts/developers, we want to play with the latest toys, download the latest Debian for testing, or install a web server on a Raspberry Pi. But once we ge...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Feb 14, 2023
What makes a good developer?
What makes a good developer?

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Category: Technology and business
Level: Beginner

Hello there, This week we're going to talk about what makes a good developer, but not in the way you might think. The idea for this article comes from the discussions I have with my customers and why they enjoy working with me. This article also comes from the fact that, last weekend, I was taking a look at the state of the infrastructure on which this site (and the customers) are hosted, and in two years a lot has happened.... Are you ready? Then let's get started. What this artic...

Ludovic Frank - Freelance developer
Ludovic Frank
Feb 6, 2023
What does AI mean for developers?
What does AI mean for developers?

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Category: Development
Level: Beginner

Hello and welcome to a new world! Well, almost. You couldn't miss it, today everyone's talking about AI, Artificial Intelligence and super-smart robots that do everything for us. < So I thought, this might be a good opportunity to set the record straight on the subject. What is AI? We're talking about artificial intelligence, but that in itself is already shorthand for a machine learning model. In other words, the "computer", i.e. a set of servers, will be able to deduce things by pr...

Josselin Dionisi - Freelance developer
Josselin Dionisi
Jan 31, 2023