BookStack is a simple, free, open-source, Laravel-based, wiki software organized into a hierarchy of bookshelfs, books, chapters, and pages. Check out their website and demo to learn more. Though installation on shared hosting is not currently recommended by the developers, it is certainly possible and works well in my experience. With just a few extra steps you’ll be filling those BookStack shelves in no time. [Read more…]
My personal list of applications that make day-to-day web development and IT tasks easier. I realize that some applications may belong in multiple categories so please look at the entire list to benefit the most. All applications are Windows-based unless otherwise noted. Also, when installing freeware applications beware of bloatware (toolbars, gaming services, etc.) that some try to tack on during the install.
As I find more extremely useful applications i’ll add them here, so you may want to bookmark this page for future reference.
Updated: September 28, 2019 [Read more…]
Have you ever run
vagrant destroy on your box before you realized you wanted to keep the MySQL databases? Well I have, last night actually. Thankfully I use the wonderful and free Veeam Endpoint Backup to backup daily and was able to restore the old VMDK, connect it to a VirtualBox VM, use Ubuntu recovery mode to gain access, and then backup the databases to a shared folder. So that was an exciting learning experience. [Read more…]