I like to write and I like to code and sometimes I write about coding.
This week I attended LaraconEU 2017 along with the other members of Team Automotive from Gaspedaal.nl. It was our second year attending the conference, and we found it to be an informative look at the growing state of the Laravel ecosystem. Here are five things I took away from the event.
Recently, I ran into the problem that my image heavy website, patagoniaonabudget.com, was loading extremely slowly. In this post, I outline the steps I took to go from a 6 second load time to under 2 seconds, specifically focusing on image rendering.
In this post, I'm going to walk through how to make a Facebook Messenger chat bot using my open source Survey Bot Repository. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a fully functioning bot that responds to a series of questions and saves the information to a database
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Writing is a way of clarifying my thinking and putting my curiosity on steroids. I spent a year and a half traveling in Asia and South America. This is where I went, what I saw and how it felt, raw and unfiltered:
After spending three months in the wonderful landscapes of Patagonia spending a paltry average of $30 a day, I decided to write a book about how I made this a reality, in hopes that I would open up such an adventure to other like-minded travelers. Patagonia On A Budget is available to purchase on Amazon.
Traveling in Patagonia doesn't have to be as expensive as packaged tour operators, TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet might make you believe. With Patagonia On A Budget, you'll learn:
The best value on the craziest adventures
Prices and details for accommodation, transportation and activities in every destination
Detailed maps and itineraries of the most popular backpacking routes
Recommended campgrounds with the best rates and facilities
Instructions and safety advice for hitchhiking
The electronics, websites, and applications to depend on during your expedition
Special instructions for surviving and thriving during long hikes through national parks.
Learn more at PatagoniaOnABudget.com