Category: Business

What am doing and Why am not blogging that much

Okay, so basically I have few Ideas which I want to work on, some have been already in my head just needed the time, some just got into my head, so for sure I’ll work with what I already have.

So far I have got the domains, I do know where am going to host them :cough: Scaleway :cough:, and I already contacted one of the companies and got their permission to use their logo. But now am in the phase where I need to design the website and do all the HTML before I move on to the main part, and to accomplish this am going to start learning Sketchapp, HTML part is not the issue, designing the site & having the nice layout is.

So my first project which am going to work on, is not going to be a startup nor has any business relation, but it will be technical and the plan is to release it for free but with the ability for anyone to donate if they like using bitcoin, and yes am ready to take e-money not regular money, for many reasons I don’t think this post is the one which I’ll talk about it.

Wish me luck everyone, and I hope to see you joining the project once I lunch it.

Filed under: Business, Nginx, Other, Video

How to test and auto deploy your laravel code from Gitlab

Few days ago, I was playing with the new Laravel 5.4 and Gitlab CI, and got to the point where I wanted the CI to test my code once I push it.

Using google lead me to this post on Laracasts, and it was the starting point for me, there you can get important files .gitlab-ci.yml and .gitlab-ci.sh  , basically the first one will define the stages for the testing and the second one will build the environment for your test.

So lets look at a short version of .gitlab-ci.yml

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Filed under: Business, Code, docker, Laravel, Linux, MySQL, PHP

When to ask for Investments

First of all and before I say anything, I just want to take you in a small trip back in time where we (me and Hala) lunched our start-up Msrofi .

At that time everyone thought it was a good idea, but we forget one important things that nice ideas need money. So few years later we had to close the project and even when we tried to get investors to invest in the project ( in 2013 ) they though its not ready yet.

Now lets talk about Investors and do we really need them, In my opinion if you have a good amount of money which will let you create a stable business and valuable product then try to stay away from Investors, dont try to go to them let them come to you, and when I say a stable business I mean:

  1. Good and talented technical team.
  2. Good money income which cover some of your expenses, or lets say a stable money flow.
  3. Good plan for a steady growth.

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Filed under: Business

Share your localhost globally

There are many way to share your localhost environment globally, some works even if you are on Windows mean while the others will only works on certain platform like MacOS or Linux . So I’ll list just few of them with links to the docs, but just be aware that I didnt use most of them, usually I spin a server and share it.

Vagrant Share (free) : Vagrant Share allows you to share your Vagrant environment with anyone in the world, enabling collaboration directly in your Vagrant environment in almost any network environment with just a single command: vagrant share. Vagrant Share will work with Windows, Linux and Mac.

Ngrok (freemium) : Secure tunnels to localhost. Ngrok will only work also with Windows, Linux and Mac.

Finch (freemium) : Finch allows you to easily share your local development website on a secure public URL accessible anywhere in the world. It’s really useful for sharing with your team, sharing with clients, testing on mobile devices and testing webhooks. Finsh works only on Mac.

Filed under: Business, Code