October 28, 2015

Material Theme for PhpStorm

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Material design. I defiantly think it gets over and incorrectly used. That said I am enjoying the new Material Theme for JetBrains IDEs – PhpStorm in... Keep reading

October 28, 2015

British Faker data in Laravel model factories

If you use Laravel you should be using Model Factories. If you’re then check out this introduction to Model Factories on Laravel News. The problem I’ve struggled with for a while is by default... Keep reading

October 21, 2015

Happy Back to the Future day!

So October 21, 2015 has arrived. Flying cars? Hoverboards? Unfortunately we're not quite there yet—however the lack of fax machines is not such a sad thing. Keep reading

July 31, 2015

Using composer on Gandi Simple Hosting

_Update: Good news, you can now use composer natively on Gandi Simple Hosting with thier update to PHP 5.6._ TL;DR Install composer in ~/web/includes and set the config option... Keep reading

July 30, 2015

Building things

I decided last night that I am just going to get something done. That's it … I decided. Of course I didn't actualy do anything—except lay awake for half the night thinking about what I could do,... Keep reading