Architect your Flutter project using BLOC pattern

Hi Folks! I am back with another brand new article on Flutter. This time I will be talking and demonstrating you “how to architect your Flutter projects”. So that you can maintain, scale and test your Flutter projects easily. Before diving into the actual topic....

Managing Flutter Application State With InheritedWidgets

Everyone has heard that interactive applications can be decomposed into three parts: model, view, and controller. Anyone who has given Flutter a test drive will be familiar with its react-style support for building view/controllers with widgets and callbacks....

Hands-On with WSL: Installing Other Linux Distros

The third article of a five-part series on Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). This article is part three of a five-part series in which I discuss various aspects and functions of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). [mgamazon search="linux, windows,...

Can Google make cross-platform mobile app development suck less?

Today, Google is holding a developer conference in London for Flutter, a new development environment for developing mobile apps for both Android and iOS. Google calls Flutter a “portable UI toolkit,” and Paul Miller has called it “a Frankenstein’s monster of various...

Push data into a Power BI dataset from PHP and Laravel Application

I had a request to Integrate Microsoft Power BI Reporting tool to a custom Developed ERP Product which is based on PHP Laravel Frame Work and My SQL Database... After several hours of research and studies through the documentation, I end up with a successful effort....

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How to use an old iPad as a secondary screen for Windows 10

I have an old iPad 2 lying around. This iPad is getting useless as time goes by, and my 2 monitor setup at home is, sometimes, just not enough.  Recently i've found a handy piece of software called Wired XDisplay. The setup is pretty straightforward: Install XDisplay...

Forms in Flutter beta 2 – important limitations

After trying to get Flutter forms to work, mixed with learning Dart and all the Flutter's intricacies, i came to the conclusion that Form support in Flutter is, at best, sub-par. Namely, there seems to be no support to sequence the inputs (e.g. when you insert text in...

ISO 8601 Week number in PHP, MySQL and MSSQL

The following methods calculate the ISO 8601 Week number in PHP, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, with the same exact results. All the examples below are using the same week criteria: week stars on Monday. MySQL is easy, as it supports this directly: SELECT...

Centos 6, running PHP7 alongside stock PHP5

I have a couple of servers running PHP 5.x.x on CentOS 6 and i want to migrate some to PHP7, without worrying about the older stuff. So, i could compile PHP7 from source, setup FPM and Opcache for it, etc, etc, but i found out that REMI as a solution for this...

One Keyboard+Mouse, multiple computers, the Microsoft way

From Microsoft Garage, the new "Mouse without Borders" - it supports also keyboard, clipboard and file drag and drop. Its an alternative to Synergy, Input Director and similar solutions. I'll give it a try later. Download it here.

Setup Lighthouse, CentOS, 3 simple steps

Lighthouse analyzes web apps and web pages, collecting modern performance metrics and insights on developer best practices. Here is a simple 3 step setup guide for CentOS: Setup the EPEL yum repository install nodejs and npm using YUM Run npm install -g lighthouse And...

SystemD quick cheat sheet

A small collection of Systemd commands, along with the Sysvinit counterparts. Sysvinit Command Systemd Command Notes service frobozz start systemctl start frobozz Used to start a service (not reboot persistent) service frobozz stop systemctl stop frobozz Used to stop...

NativeScript example, step by step, Windows 10

A tiny, 5 minute, tutorial on creating a new empty project using NativeScript + TypeScript, compiling it and running in Android. First of all, install NativeScript (NodeJS v4.6.0 x64)plus the latest NativeScript. Check if the installation is OK: tns...

Converting multi-page PDF to PNG using ImageMagick

Quick tutorial on converting PDF files to PNG using ImageMagick in CentOS. Foreplay: install ImageMagick First, install ImageMagick using yum. As ImageMagick is not available, you need to activate the EPEL repository in your CentOS installation. wget...

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