I recently purchased a course called “PHP Package Development” by @marcelpociot. The course was really good. If you are interested in package development for Laravel apps, I highly recommend it.
After completing the course I decided to take a stab at developing a package. It took me about 4 hours to build the package and upload it to packagist. Which is much less time that I would have predicted before watching Marcel’s course.
Taking time to stop your work and create little helpers for repetitive tasks can really boost your productivity in the long run. I try to make it a point to streamline anything that I find annoying after a few encounters. Over time a lot of tiny wins become a huge gain in overall programming productivity. Continue reading “Easy PhpStorm Live Template For PHPUnit Tests”
I recently noticed that my PHPUnit tests were running kind of slow which prompted me to start looking into how to speed them up. After some digging, I discovered that Xdebug can have a major impact on the speed of your phpunit tests.
I have created a plugin for the Listen 360 Platform that displays your reviews on a WordPress site or blog. It has some nice styling and it is really easy to setup. You simply enter your API key and URL that you can find once you sign up with Listen 360, select how many reviews you want to show per page, and select the colors that promoters, passives and detractors show up as and the plugin will take care of the rest. Continue reading “Listen 360 WordPress Plugin”