Fixing Laravel Basic Auth Failure

Today, as I deployed my Laravel application, I received an email from my client mentioning that the basic authentication wasn’t working on the production server. I tested promptly and indeed it wasn’t. This was really strange for me as locally all was well. I got stuck at the problem for quite sometime. Searching on Google made me realize that a lot of people have been facing the same conundrum. But finally as usual, I found out the solution not too late.

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Mac OS X Setting Up Initial Tools for a Web Developer

About an year ago I bought a Macbook Pro Retina and completely switched from Ubuntu (older PC) to Mac. In this guide (for starters) I’ll quickly show how to install and setup various important softwares and tools that are essential for web development like apache, php, mysql, ruby, python, node, redis, mongo, git, wget via Homebrew which is a package manager for OS X. It is similar to the Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) on Debian or Ubuntu.

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Change Active State of Links in Sticky Navigation on Scroll

Based on the design decisions made by you on your website (or webapp), you might probably end up having a sticky navigation, one that keeps on showing up in the view port as you scroll up or down. In such a situation, it’s a common desire to have the links in the navigation bar be scrollbar-aware and change their active state as the user scrolls through the page. Let’s see how to do this.

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Why clearRect Might Not be Clearing the Canvas Pixels

Sometimes the clearRect(x, y, width, height) method on the canvas context might not erase the previous graphics drawn. This usually happens when we’re drawing paths using methods like lineTo(), arc(), rect(), etc. and then stroking them with stroke() or filling their content area using fill(). Here’s an example of what I’m trying to convey.

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