Setting up Go on Ubuntu

This is a quick guide to getting started with Golang on Ubuntu 20.04 with the bash shell. Download From the Golang website, download the latest version of Go for Linux to your Downloads folder, as of this writing it is: go1.16.3.linux-amd64.tar.gz Install Open a bash terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and make sure you are in your home […]

Installing Android on Ubuntu 20.10

This post is an addendum to installing Ubuntu, if you are missing any packages, please see the Essentials section in that post. Let’s get cracking! Install Java Not absolutely necessary, but I prefer to use the default JDK: Setup Virtualization The Android Emulator runs faster when virtualization software is used. Before proceeding, please make sure […]

Gitea Ubuntu Install Notes

Git with tea… Gitea is a lightweight interface to Git written in Golang. It is easy to set up. Here are my notes for a simple install on an Ubuntu 20.04 server. I find them useful, I hope they may be of use to you. Firstly. make sure you are using a static IP address. […]

Xamarin.Android on Ubuntu 19.04

INTRODUCTION Some time ago I wrote a post on how to install Xamarin.Android in Linux. At the time I was using Kde Neon which was based upon Ubuntu 18.04. Recently I tried to follow the same instructions to set up Project Rider for Android development on Ubuntu 19.04. Pretty much everything went smoothly, except for […]

Installing KDE Neon Bionic (18.04)

KDE Neon has just rebased on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, providing an already excellent distribution with an updated kernel, hardware stack and applications. You can download KDE Neon from here. KDE Neon comes in two offerings, I typically opt for the User Edition as I find it very stable. Installing KDE Neon is a typical Linux […]

Installing Yarn and ChromeDriver for Rails

In addition to my previous post on installing Rails in Ubuntu, here are the instructions to install Yarn and ChromeDriver: curl -sS | sudo apt-key add – echo “deb stable main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yarn.list sudo apt update sudo apt install yarn chromium-chromedriver sudo ln -s /usr/lib/chromium-browser/chromedriver /usr/local/bin

Setting up Ubuntu for Rails Development

Setting up a Rails development environment in Ubuntu is something I frequently do, so rather than reaching for Google each time, I’ll keep a record here. I’ll be setting up Ruby using RVM, Rails, MySQL server, RubyMine and vim-rails. All commands are entered from a bash terminal. You can copy and paste the commands from […]