New book : PHP Language Specifications

I have created this book from PHP Language Spec github repo, so basically its not mine, nor I have wrote any word inside of it.

But the main Question, why did I created this book, why i didnt just use the repo, well to be honest am a lazy person, and I found it hard to read books and documentations from github, especially that I set too much behind my screens ( and yes they are old 19″ model )  so the brightness and the resolution is not something I like, but I have to deal with, so I had this idea of why not to convert it to epub, and I though that many people might find it useful, so I just created and put the markup files which they have, and the result was a free book which you can get from leanpub at “PHP Language Specifications

but after I designed the small cover, and created the book I noticed that the markup files need some fixing to work with leanpub, so I will be working on those from time to time based on my free time.

Just wish me luck.

Filed under: Code, PHP

The awesome lists

In the past few weeks, I got noticed that we got some nice lists on github where they just group list of thing and they call it awesome, listed bellow some lists which you might want to watch:

  1. Awesome Selfhosted : https://github.com/Kickball/awesome-selfhosted
  2. Awesome FOSS Apps : https://github.com/jwaterfaucett/awesome-foss-apps
  3. Awesome IoT-Hybrid : https://github.com/weblancaster/awesome-IoT-hybrid
  4. Awesome Symfony2 : https://github.com/EmanueleMinotto/awesome-symfony2
  5. Awesome Images : https://github.com/heyalexej/awesome-images
  6. Awesome Ionic : https://github.com/Alexintosh/Awesome-Ionic
  7. Awesome Sysadmin : https://github.com/kahun/awesome-sysadmin
  8. Awesome Laravel : https://github.com/chiraggude/awesome-laravel
  9. Awesome PHP  : https://github.com/ziadoz/awesome-php
  10. Awesome (A curated list of awesome lists )  : https://github.com/sindresorhus/awesome
Filed under: Code, Laravel, Other, PHP

Why am lazy, with no open source contributions any more

I was going to write a long long post, but I found that listing my issues will be just small one with few words, just listing why am not contributing nor producing any opensource projects.

  1. Am afraid of being judged : that my code is not good.
  2. Am afraid that my code will not follow the standards.
  3. I will not solve any problems, nor provide any benefits.
  4. Am wasting my time reading/learning stuff but not creating stuff.

so those are the most 4 important reasons for my problem, and why I feel lost in this mess.

Filed under: Code

Understanding Docker

Just to be clear, am not an expert nor I use docker in my production or development environment.
Since the day I read about docker I found the idea interesting and it has a future, I kept my eyes on the process and how it evolve, I even started to spread the idea between my friends who works as sysadmin.

For the last few months I started to read more about it, but still couldn’t find a full resources about how to fully use it within my workflow, and at the end am just a developer who is interested in docker, thats all.

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Filed under: Code, Linux, MySQL, Nginx, PHP

Small stories about 5 Syrians out there

This is the stories of 5 Syrian’s who left Syria and started again , its called Rebuilding lives — and livelihoods — after war featuring :

  • Dina Saadi  : Artist and Designer
  • Mohanad Ghashim : IT Professional
  • Mhd Zaher Ghaibeh : :D
  • Hadil Abu Zahra : Banker
  • Fouad Mohamad Foud : A general surgeon

Today, displaced Syrians are rebuilding their lives and establishing themselves professionally, financially and artistically throughout the region. Click on the arrow above to see their stories.

I really advice you all to read it.

Filed under: Other