Using custom monolog handlers in LaravelBeing able to neatly and efficiently track and view errors in your app is crucial to keeping things flowing nicely for your users. This article takes a look at how you can use Monolog to help you stay in control of your errors.
Contributing to open source takes 2 willing partiesSo I made a contribution that was merged into the core of the new Laravel 4 framework about a week back, it was incredibly minor, but I was nervous about submitting the pull request for it. After it being accepted soon after, any nerves I had disappeared, not about that request, that would just be stupid, but about contributing to large, very active, open source projects. Here's why.
For my 10,000th tweet, a thank you to TwitterThis post, together with the tweet that will go out with it, will mark my 10,000th tweet. Twitter’s given me a lot over the past 3 and a bit years, from being the base for my first startup – twithawk.com…
My 2013 GoalsTaking cue from Ryan Carsons recent post, I decided to outline a few goals for 2013, both personal and professional, so here goes
Keeping your laravel project up to dateThis is just a quick post more to remind myself more than anything else, since laravel 4 is composer based, updating it is as simple as But what about updates to the absolute core, the base laravel project you grab…
My sublime setupI’m still trying to get my head around the awesomeness that is Sublime Text 2, but thought I’d post my current config anyway (if for nothing else so I don’t lose it).
When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.Steve Jobs
If I'd listened to customers, I'd have given them a faster horse.Henry Ford