I have never written a blog before, so be kind. Don't expect Shakespear, my normal typing involes a lot more $foo and $bar than actual words.
22nd Oct 2015
If you follow Jeffrey Way on Laracasts you may have seen recently he added a video on how to add Pjax to your Laravel application. Well, if you're using Lumen you may have noticed that the middleware doesn't quite work the same.
12th Oct 2015
Laravel has a lot of cool and useful helper functions built into it. However sometimes we need to create custom helper functions, and we need them all over our application. Here I'll explain how to create a Helper class to generate custom helper functions in Laravel 5 and Lumen.
10th Oct 2015
When ever I am doing a admin portal there is usually a need for a humanly readable 'last seen' time in PHP. Normally there is also a lot of formatting timestamps in to readable formats. So I here are a couple of useful time PHP functions I use in my projects.
7th Oct 2015
How to solve an issue with cURL and Guzzle causing
[curl] 56: Problem (2) in the Chunked-Encoded data exceptions
5th Sep 2015
Lumen is the new micro PHP framework offering from Laravel. Those of you who know me know that I am a big Laravel advocate and therefore I may be slightly biased on the Lumen front. However, I will try and stay impartial.
28th Jul 2015
I use Ubuntu servers all the time, and there are some commands that everyone that uses them should know. I have compiled a list of what I think are the most useful commands a Ubuntu user can know.
25th Jul 2015
18th Jul 2015
There are somethings as a developer that I can not do my job effectively without. Whether its the laptop I code on or the tools I use to compile the code, there are some things that make coding a pleasure. Without them coding can be a nightmare.
16th Jul 2015
Previously I exlpained my dodgy introduction to Varnish. However I wanted to show you that its really easy to set up, especially with Laravel and that despite the reasons I got into it, its a really good tool to have in your arsenal. Here I explain how to install and configure it with Nginx and Laravel on a Ubuntu server.