Message Queues

Have you ever had a task that takes forever? Maybe you’ve let the dishes pile up for a little too long. Now that you’re keen to do some cooking, you’ve found that you have no clean pots …

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Rainglow Project

I thought it might be fun to reflect on the past few months of Rainglow. For those visiting this page and wondering what I'm talking about, Rainglow is a collection of over 300 themes for a number of different editors …

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First Steps into React for Javascript

In this article, we're going to take a quick look at the React templating library from Facebook. It's an extremely popular project, and I've been using it for some of my side projects. In fact, React powers the preview app …

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PHP Interfaces Explained

A few years ago I wrote an article about PHP namespaces; a feature that seemed to mystify the beginner to mid-level PHP developer. Next up, we have interfaces. These are something that I see are misused all the time. It's …

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Favourite Color Themes

I am often asked which theme is my favourite. I definitely have a bias towards dark themes for my day to day use. Truthfully, I find myself using 'Gloom Contrast' the most. It's a slightly 'greenie' version of 'Peacock Contrast' …

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New Year's Resolutions

I have begun the process of revamping my side projects. You might have seen the release of my VS Code color themes package 'rainglow'. So why has it taken so long to get back to these side projects? Well, you …

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The Artist and the Engineer

I have my own personal under-bed monster, and it's in the form of another breed of developer. In truth, this article is less about that which torments me and more about two different types of developer that I've identified. I …

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I'm Dayle - AMA

I thought it might be fun to keep an AMA (Ask Me Anything) style blog post on my site. Feel free to ask your questions in the comments, or to tweet them at @daylerees. If I receive questions, I'll update …

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Marketing is harder than writing

Soon, my latest book on Composer will be available for free. I thought I'd write an article to explain the reasoning behind this move. Why is it free? Originally, I had planned for my latest book to be a premium …

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Code Smart will arrive this month

Hey there code wranglers! I think it's about time I gave you fine folk another update on how Code Smart is coming along. I've been working hard over the last months to get Code Smart in a shape that's fit …

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Code Smart Questions Answered

Howdy readers! I'm here today to bring you some good news. An update on 'Code Smart'! I announced Code Smart a while ago, and many of you lovely folks have been asking how it's been progressing. Let's answer all those …

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PHP: The Composer Lock File

Everywhere that I go, conference, the supermarket, the dentist, building sites, people always ask me about the Composer lock file. It's a mystery that seems to cause confusion all across the globe. Well, boys and girls, I'm here today to …

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