We've just finished coding a complete custom web application for a client that integrates with an existing booking solution they use.
This app has been built specifically for the vehicle rental market and allows them to easily perform key tasks which they just could not do with off-the-shelf software. We're pretty pleased and so is our client!
It seems fashionable to give PHP a bad wrap these days. But a tool is only as good as programmer that uses it. But, one area PHP did fall down was performance and thread management. Especially compared to something like node. But PHP 7+ has bought a slew of welcome speed improvements. It can even match HHVM in many situations. You can read more here: https://kinsta.com/blog/php-7-3/
We're keeping an eye on this Linux phone by Purism and can't wait for it to be released later this year. It promises a converged desktop and should run Anbox (so we can use our favourite android apps) https://puri.sm/products/librem-5/
Todays job: a little bit of PC repair and office server setup.
Even an older PC can be used as a nifty and cost-effective small office server. The Dell Optiplex 390 we're using will be running Ubuntu Server (CLI). This version of Ubuntu will boot into just 256mb of memory. 2 new hard-drives and software RAID setup & we'll be good to go!
Change isn't always easy. But sometimes being too ingrained to a particular product or solution could be costing your business a LOT of money. Since we switched to the open source and FREE Libre Office suite several years ago we haven't looked back. Find out more, including a break down of the money you could save here: https://smbstack.com/libreoffice-for-small-businesses-42805fa39933