Monthly Archives: April 2017

CodeIgniter vs Laravel

I’ve been using laravel for years already. Now I need to move to Laravel and I need strong reasons why I should.

Here I compiled some

  1. Laravel is truly OOP
  2. The ORM (eloquent) in Laravel is really powerful
  3. Can tune the speed with cache and queue
  4. Artisan command that really help doing job faster – e.g. creating controllers, models, run migration (database) etc.
  5. Migration that acts like database version control for the development team
  6. RESTful resource controllers
  7. Many available packages developed by other programmers that can be used
  8. More support, community, references. e.g. laracasts.com, laravel.io
  9. Powerful routes
  10. Class autoloading?

And below are the articles you may wan to read that are also my reference to the above points.

  1. laravel vs CI. A difficult choice

Online book stores in Malaysia

If you are looking for books, you can go to any of the following online book stores (that cover Malaysia delivery)

Malaysia

  1. mphonline.com (free delivery if order rm120 and more, rm80 for members)
  2. malaysia.kinokuniya.com
  3. bookxcessonline.com (free delivery for order rm200 and more)
  4. opentrolley.com.my (free delivery for order rm150 and more)
  5. e-sentral.com
  6. bookurve.com (free delivery within west malaysia)
  7. mybookdeals.com (used books sell, exchange etc)

Out of Malaysia (but deliver to Malaysia

  1. bookdepository.com (free shipping worldwide and the price is good)

AWS notes

Some notes on setting up AWS services.

EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)

Go to EC2 console and cilck Launch Instance.

There are 7 steps to go

  1. Choose an image to use – OS and services to use
    They call it as AMI – Amazon Machine Image
  2. Choose instance type – cpu, memory etc
    Refer available instance type with explanation
  3. Configure instance details – more configuration on the instance.
  4. Add storage
    The call it as EBS – Elastic Block Store
  5. Add tag – not sure what is this for
  6. Configure security group
  7. Review before launch

RDS (Relational Database Service)

S3 (Simple Storage Service)

AWS – full service diagram
(cilck to enlarge)

References:

  1. AWS 10-minute tutorial on some basic things
  2. AWS in plain english

Disposable email

Several providers for disposable or temporary emails. Just in case you wan to test anything and need a valid email for temporary

  1. https://mailinator.com – can set xx@mailinator.com
  2. yopmail.com – can set xx@yopmail.com
  3. https://nowmymail.com/
  4. https://getnada.com/
  5. https://mytemp.email – total random, cannot set own name
  6. https://temp-mail.org/en/ – can set own email. provide multiple @domain

 

R&D List – Things to learn

Things to explore, study, learn

  • AWS – EC2, RDS, S3 – to set up a complete application platform and see how flexible and easy to manage
  • how to sync database updates among programmers just what git does for source codes
  • git stashes, submodules and subtrees
  • update svn from production server
  • push to deploy with git to production server (from gitlab)

Others: