MySQL Cheat Sheet: Helpful MySQL Commands For Handling Databases, Users, and Privileges

There are many commands in MySQL that web developers will use on a frequent basis. However, they do not use them often enough to have to commit them to memory. This is a list of MySQL commands I find myself using quite often.

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Your Guide To Becoming A Freelance Web Developer and Making an Extra $2000 A Month

If you found this article, most likely you have become interested in the idea of making extra money as a freelance web developer. If you aren’t sure where to start in web development, you may find my article about becoming a web developer helpful. I know for me, 10 years ago I was looking to do just that. My ultimate goal was to own my own business. Web development had become my path achieving those goals. Much like you feel now, I had no clue where to start. I had several questions including even the most basic how do I get paid (do I collect a check, how do I process credit cards, etc). At that time, there were no guides I could follow. I simply had to keep forging ahead through all of my concerns and uncertainties. Becoming the freelance web developer I had envisioned was not an easy path. Mostly because I was going about it blindly. In this article, I will to provide you with that guide I didn’t have. Giving you all the tips and tricks I wish someone would have given me.

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How To Become A Web Developer

I remember that first time I ever thought about becoming a web developer. I was stuck in a dead end office job working for a power company and hating every minute of it! You see, I chose a career based on the opportunities that had fallen into my lap. I didn’t choose my career based on my passion. Instead, I spend 7 years in a field just because it was the easiest way for me to get a high paying job out of college. It wasn’t a bad job, however, I just grew to despise the work because it wasn’t my passion. I knew I could do something more with my life. After 7 years of working for this power company, I entered a crossroads because I was let go from the company. This was the first time I ever felt completely lost. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Leading up to me being let go, I had dabbled in the idea of possibly switching careers and doing something completely different. I’ve always had several side hobbies and interests and web development was one of them. It was this crossroads in my life where I decided I was going to become a web developer. So, I though to myself, “how do I become a web developer?” Over the next several months and years I would learn just how to do that. I decided I was going to change my entire career and become a web developer.

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Getting a FREE SSL Certificate and Installing Let’s Encrypt on Ubuntu 16.04

Usually when you need to obtain an SSL Certificate, you may have found yourself going to one of the major certificate authorities. Of which some of those include Symantec, Digicert, Network Solutions, or Go Daddy. All of these are trusted providers for SSL Certificates. Browsers tend to trust these authorities over a self-signed certificate because there is some sort of validation process happening to ensure everything is on the up-and-up when it comes to SSL Encryption. Most SSL Certificate Authorities will even provide you with some sort of insurance if something goes wrong and the SSL Encryption is broken. For that reason, you may end up paying upwar
ds of $100 – $500 per year for the SSL Certificate.

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