Creating a DataBag Context that carries around data flexibly in Expo / React Native

When dealing with paramaters that you want available throughout your whole App, you most likely turn to props, Redux or useContext. How to create one bag with data that you can easily access throughout all your app? First, define your DataBagContext and a custom hook for easy access. Then, define the DataBagProvider component which uses […]

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Overcoming VPN and ExpressVPN SSH IP Firewall issues on Cloud Servers

When using SSH with a VPN service like ExpressVPN or a European VPN, it can happen that you can not connect if you have an IP address firewall. Here’s how you can probably solve it: Introduction: When utilizing SSH alongside VPN services such as ExpressVPN or other European VPN providers, encountering connectivity issues due to

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Laravel Octane and Homestead: letting them work together

With the advent of Laravel Octane, it’s possible to take the robust foundation of Laravel and inject it with high-octane performance, leveraging powerful server technologies like Roadrunner and Swoole. Meanwhile, Laravel Homestead provides a hassle-free development environment to keep things smooth and consistent. In this post, we’ll explore integrating Laravel Octane into Laravel Homestead and

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Startpage Search Engine Review – Is It Legit?

In the vast landscape of search engines dominated by giants like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, there’s a growing demand for privacy-centric alternatives. Startpage, a search engine that prioritizes user privacy, has emerged as a compelling option for those who seek to balance efficient information retrieval with data protection. Introduction to Startpage: Startpage was founded in

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Tree Planting Search Engine: Search For Trees

Search For Trees, powered by Google’s search engine, provides users with the opportunity to search in an eco-friendly manner. As you perform your daily searches, you automatically contribute to reforestation projects in Africa. It’s a simple way to make your online activity more sustainable and contribute to a greener world. Search Engine For The Environmentally

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Web Analytics Accuracy Case Study: Google Analytics 4 vs Matomo vs Plausible vs Fathom

While Google Analytics just updated to version 4, there is a growing resistance against them. Because of privacy concerns and too much clutter new initiatives are turning up. But are they just as accurate? Or even more accurate? We tested it. By installing 4 Analytics tools on our website. Spoiler: Google Analytics tested the worst.

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Laravel Database Sessions Table without IP Address & User Agent Collection – GDPR friendly

For some strange reason Laravel collects IP addresses and user agents in the Session Database Table driver. Almost all session drivers, except from the database driver don’t seem to collect IP addresses. The Simple Way To prevent this mostly, the easiest (almost non-code) way is to change the column types of the ip address and

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