First do it, then do it right, then do it better
I was recently reading a writeup / interview on nettuts about Addy Osmani and there was one particular quote that resonated withy the way I’ve been thinking recently, “first do it, then do it right, then do it better”.
Keeping revisions of your laravel model data
There's times where you want to be able to keep a revision history of all the changes that are made to your models, whether it be for accountability reasons or for providing the ability to roll back changes.
Using custom monolog handlers in Laravel
Being 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 parties
So 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.
Keeping your laravel project up to date
This 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 setup
I’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).
Web Rebels Conference Videos
The folks that organised the Web Rebels conference have bene good enough to upload 16 talks from the conference to Vimeo. The content is great stuff for web developers, with topics ranging from the guts of a billion dollar app,…
Can’t run php artisan in Laravel?
I’d setup a project and was working away happily enough on my macbook at home, then decided I wanted to do a bit of work on it at the office, using the exact same setup, MAMP on a Mac. Problem…
Got a bug? Check the obvious first
The title kind of says it all, but I embarras myself more than I’d like to admit by finding the cause of a bug is something so stupidly obvious that I looked straight past it and went for the holy…
jReader – Open source jQuery RSS reader
jReader is a simple, open source, jQuery and PHP based RSS reader for you to use in your site.