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Installing NuTyX 9.1: a Linux from scratch distro

Recently NuTyX, a Linux distribution from Switzerland, released a new stable version. What it grabbed my attention from this distribution that I did not know yet, is that it is not based in a major distribution such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc: it has been build based in the documentation from Linux from Scratch.


JavaScript Singleton with object literals

In this post we will see how we can use Objects Literals when doing JavaScript OOP.

Simple guide to JavaScript objects, and Prototype

Developers coming from Java, C#, etc may find JavaScript Object Oriented Programming a bit disconcerting at first;  unlike Java, or C#, JavaScript it is not a class-based language: which means one has to get used to a different way to... Continue Reading →

Swift 3 for C# developers: the basics

Swift has many similarities to languages like C#, or Java, but as one could expect of an Apple product, it has also its special way of doing things. Still, for the experienced C#, Java developer learning Swift is quite easy,... Continue Reading →

Configure Log4Net with ASP.NET MVC

A good logging library is an important addition to our projects: we can use it for testing, and debugging purposes; once a project enters the production stage, it will help us to detect, and troubleshoot anomalous situations. Let's review the steps one has to follow to successfully add logging support to our ASP.Net MVC project using log4net.

SwiftGen code generator

SwiftGen is a code generator tool that allows us to generate Enums from images, storyboards, Localizable.strings, etc. To understand the real value that SwiftGen can bring to tour projects we need to revisit first how resources such as images, or storyboards are called, and what are the caveats associated to the usual way in which we use them.

ASP.NET MVC: system.web.optimization

A common way to improve the performance of your ASP.NET MVC project is to use Microsoft's web optimization framework to bundle, and minify JavaScript files, and style sheets.

Swift 3: Uploading Images from Image Gallery to a server

In this tutorial we will see how to upload an image from the photo gallery to a server using Swift 3.

Installing FreeBSD 11

Having played for a while with TrueOS, a desktop oriented FreeBSD based distribution, I have decided to try the original FreeBSD system: I intend to use it as a FAMP testing server for some projects. The first step is, of course, installing FreeBSD: I am happy to say that for a system with a slightly intimidating reputation, the installation process has gone like a breeze: quick, and easy.

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