A lot of people fear having to install Nginx because it includes none of the hand-holding defaults that we have been accustomed with Apache. As such, setting a directory alias and allowing it to serve PHP from it is not a straightforward matter. After searching far and wide for the solution, and after losing a lot of hair reading Nginx's comprehensive but somewhat cryptic documentation, I was able to figure out how to do it. So here it goes!
At my last job we used Linux in all of our desktop machines to do our development, and there was a nice feature that Nautilus, GNOME's default file manager, has that actually almost all Linux desktop file managers have: the ability to connect to a directory in a remote server. This was always handy because all we had to do for our PHP development was have a connection open on the project directory and work directly on the files on our development servers.
This is not a resolution list but rather more of a goal-setting post. I’ve been thinking about for the last week that I should set a few goals to work towards as a developer and see how far I progressed during the year. These are not too specific and allow some flexibility as to how I will accomplish them. So here we go:
I recently deleted my profile on Twitter, the last of the major social networks I was a part of, and it feels good. Why would I decide to leave behind all the major social networks? It was a hard but ultimately, I think, a necessary step for me. Let me explain the reasons I left all of them.
I realize it has already been a week after the conference and perhaps it may not matter to a lot of people to hear one more person express their their own experience, but I'll give it a go anyway.