Prevent direct access to directories of subdomains

From my hosting platform (e.g. cPanel), I created two subdomains for web apps. The web apps reside in the following directories: /foo/bar/app_one/ /foo/bar/app_two/ And the subdomains I created are accessed through these URLs: http://app_one.bar.domain.com (pointing to /foo/bar/app_one/ directory) http://app_two.bar.domain.com (pointing to /foo/bar/app_two/ directory) For security purpose, I don’t want anyone to access the web app […]

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Laravel 5: activate API token guard and print “Unauthorized” instead of login redirect

In Laravel 5, I wrap my API routes in a route group like this:

Notice that I use auth:api and throttle on my middleware array. auth:api turns on the auth middleware with API token as guard, while throttle activates rate limiter for APIs. To get started with API token authentication, you may read https://gistlog.co/JacobBennett/090369fbab0b31130b51. […]

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Android app codes for Google Maps with clustering

I prepared Android app codes with Google Maps and clustering feature. Feel free to use these as basis for your new projects. They are on GitHub: [1] Default Map Markers: catzie/SimpleAndroidMapClustering   [2] Custom Map Markers: catzie/Simple-Android-Map-Clustering-with-Custom-Markers   I simply took the necessary classes and res files from Android Maps Utility demo, and then placed […]

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Android Maps: Get current location coordinates with Google API Client Builder

To get your current location via Google Map in an Android app, this was how we do it:

Stop. Don’t use that! The method GoogleMap.getMyLocation() is deprecated. Instead, we need to use FusedLocationApi and the callback onLocationChanged(). Here’s an example code that works for me ( consider copying the contents of onResume() into onStart() […]

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Bash: rename all files in directory, replacing all hyphens (-) with underscores (_)

I don’t want to waste time doing things manually when I can run a script that will help me save time and effort. When using Linux or Mac command line (bash?), if you want to rename all files in your present directory and replace all hyphens – with underscores _, run this command:

And […]

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