Installing MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04

Installing MySQL on Ubuntu is very straight forward using the command line package manager Apt. The following steps should be executed from the terminal. Installing MySQL First of all make sure the apt package manager is up to date by running the following command. sudo apt-get update This should just take a few moments and when … Continue reading Installing MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04

Useful Unix Commands for macOS or Linux

The following commands work on Unix based operating systems such as Linux and macOS and are executed in the terminal. Some of them will also work on the Windows command line but we're focusing on Unix based systems here. Command Description ls Lists the contents of the current directory ls -l Long list including additional … Continue reading Useful Unix Commands for macOS or Linux

Setup Rbenv, Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu 16.04

If you're still new to Ubuntu I've a post with some useful commands that'll help you navigate and use the terminal! Useful Unix Commands for macOS or Linux Update and install some dependencies apt-get is a package manager command line tool similar to Homebrew on macOS and is used to manage applications on Ubuntu. Lets update … Continue reading Setup Rbenv, Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu 16.04

Setting up a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

Installing VirtualBox Its nice to have a safe environment to play around with something new, do some testing or work on a project keeping without causing conflicts with others. Using a Virtual Machine keeps everything separated from your host machine so it minimises any risk. A Virtual Machine is an emulation of a computer system, … Continue reading Setting up a Virtual Machine using VirtualBox