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Midwest PHP 2014

Midwest PHP 2014

I recently attended the Midwest PHP conference and it was a truly great experience. I went last year and while the location changed this year the quality of the conference was right on par. This year it took place at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus) which proved to be a perfect venue for […]

Conditional Insert / Update With The ...

Conditional Insert / Update With The Eloquent ORM

I have been using Laravel more and more lately (full post on that coming soon) and have really been enjoying the Eloquent ORM. I plan to extend the ORM so that it includes an “upsert” method but in the short term I had a need to check for the existence of a key and then […]

The Midwest PHP Conference

The Midwest PHP Conference

I attended the first ever Midwest PHP Conference last weekend and blogged about it on the Spyder Trap site. Please check out the full post here.

Extend PHP error_log() Functionality

Extend PHP error_log() Functionality

Throughout development many of us use the built-in error_log() function quite a bit. I know I sure do when I am debugging models, controllers, and the such but don’t you hate it when you want to write the contents of an array or object to the error log? The error_log() function only accepts a string […]

Developer Challenge Post

Developer Challenge Post

I recently participated in a 90-minute developer challenge and blogged about it on my employers website, check it out!

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The World In Links [August, 2012] — HTML5, Markdown, Node.js

Apache – An introduction to the web server. CodeIgniter – Advanced techniques and tricks. Development – The principles of agile. HTML5 – Best practices. JavaScript – The key principles of maintainable JS. Markdown – The ins and outs. Node.js – Create a resumable video upload tool. Node.js – Screen scraping. PayPal – Processing payments w/ […]

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The World In Links [May, 2012] — Coffee, JavaScript, PHP

Coffee – 40 creative mugs, cups and glasses. Diff – Online tools for comparing code. Excel – 30 geeky artworks creating with Excel. Facebook – 5 privacy settings you should know. Fonts – Super clean, high quality free fonts. Google – How To Download Your Data. htaccess – Case-insensitive RedirectMatch. Humor – 40 Ridiculously Oversized […]

Autoload Classes w/ PHP

Autoload Classes w/ PHP

Are you using an object oriented approach with PHP and finding that your memory usage is going through the roof with the more classes that you add? PHP’s autoload() function enables you to automatically load classes when they are used which will greatly reduce the overhead of your application. In addition to the basics of […]

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The World In Links [3/26-4/1/2012] — E-Commerce, Music, PHP

Backlift – Easy deployment and hosting for backbone.js apps. Design – Showcase of vintage and retro web design. E-Commerce – 10 essential things your site should have. ImageMagick – Create Instagram filters w/ PHP. Music – Push music behind 19 startups. Photography – Inspiring architecture. PHP – Easy form generation using FuelPHP. WordPress – 10 […]

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The World In Links [3/5-3/11/2012] — jQuery, Node, Sublime

Backbone.js – Contacts manager tutorial. Browsers – Cross browser testing right from the browser. Git – An interactive tutorial. jQuery – Fresh and useful plugins/tutorials. Node.js – Nodetuts. NoSQL – Data modeling techniques. PHP – PDO Vs. MySQLi SEO – 10 mistakes bloggers should avoid. Sublime Text – Essential plugins and extensions. Tumblr – A […]

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