I recently needed to switch between PHP versions on my macOS environment to work on a legacy project. As usual, I’d forgotten how to do this, so I’ve decided to publish the steps for my own and other’s reference.
I recently watched Matt Stauffer’s talk “Patterns That Pay Off” from Laracon 2018. It’s packed with great advice that I’ve been bringing into my own projects. One piece of advice I’d like to highlight is the use of project-based bin scripts.
Last week I wrote a retrospective on how I felt 2019 went. Today, the Christmas tree came down, the country went back at work and I’m looking ahead to my plans for 2020.
I wasn’t planning to do any sort of recap of the year, but at the time of writing its New Years Eve and the end of a decade no less – so I thought I’d give this a whirl.
Over the weekend I had a realisation. For years I’ve had the best intentions of keeping a blog, but I never actually wrote it.
Good documentation is very important and expected of open-source projects. We should hold our private projects to the same standard. The README is not a @todo. It should be available and up to date, even if only for our own benefit.
At the tail end of January this year I finally launched this website as my portfolio. The original launch was a personal milestone, not only because I’d had this domain for 4 years prior to putting anything worthwhile online, but mostly because I learnt a lot.
I recently wrote about how I was replacing WordPress when it came to my personal projects, depending on the project. I also last month made the switch from WordPress to Symphony CMS, while rebuilding my portfolio. I have tonight launched my latest ‘project’, Proudly Powered, another WordPress resource for writers and developers.
If you’re looking to use Symphony CMS on your nginx powered web server then the default Apache .htaccess rewrites will need to translated to nginx’s syntax. I recently wrote about Symphony CMS and have since had a few people asking about the specific nginx rewrite rules I use, so I thought I’d share them here.
Following up on the new tools and techniques I’ve picked up recently while putting my portfolio and blog live such as moving my hosting to Linode VPS and exploring alternative CMS systems, I’d like to introduce Symphony CMS.