What do you use for managing todos? What do you use to cut your videos? What do you use to write? – These are only a few of the questions, I get asked daily via Instagram, YouTube and so on. This inspired me, to start this series, which will be called, “Let’s work”. Of course, the name is inspired by the Let’s Play community 😉
I would consider myself as a digital native. And I hate paper. Ok, I don’t actually hate paper, but I hate to carry around a shitload of paper books, documents and stuff like this. I like to have my stuff in a particular order, searchable and accessible when I need it. And don’t forget the environmental aspect of the paper. Psst, paper is made out of wood 😉
Change is good! Well at least sometimes. I tried multiple formats for blogs over the years, for example opslife, which still works very well, even if I do not put any content on it, for a year or so. I tried to split up different topics, to different blogs. I’ve always put very much effort in creating new blog. Even spent money on this kind of stuff. Logos, domains, themes, designs. Not cheap at all 😉 But I recognized it’s hard to keep them all up and running. It’s hard enough to have one blog besides a more than full time job. Enough bla bla here.
Staying productive and focused isn’t easy in these times of information overflow and tons of distractions. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Netflix, anyone of us has these bad habits that keep him away from doing real work. Luckily I have only one of these, which is watching a lot of YouTubers, especially about filmmaking and photography. And some other unproductive stuff too.
You wanted to start a blog and researched how to do it? Then you probably came across some content management systems like WordPress, Drupal or typo3. But I bet you also saw something called static site generators with titles like Pelican, Jekyll or octopus. In this article, I want to help you decide, what could be right for you and take a look at advantages and disadvantages.
As I have received multiple requests now, I decided to make a little bonus for you 😉
It seems like a lot of you preferring MySQL over PostgreSQL. I don’t understand why, but that’s another topic 😉
Hurray! This is for now the last part of this tutorial series. Today we will install symfony. Or better said, we will install the symfony installer.
What would be a modern web application without a database? Ok, you could also build an API that just takes data modifies it and give it back to you. Or a static site generator or whatever. But in most cases, you will build apps with databases.