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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New Website

Hey there! If you're reading this, then my DNS has finally propegated, and the new site is live! Woohoo! My site has been needing a little love for a long time. Originally, I had written a markdown-based flat file system …

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For Everyone

Until recently, my bookshelf contained titles that were purely Laravel related. 'Code Happy' and 'Code Bright'. They've been extremely popular with the Laravel community, and I sincerely hope that 'Code Smart' is equally as successful. I've recently released a title …

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Release: PHP Pandas

Great news! My latest title 'PHP Pandas' is now available for purchase on Leanpub.com. PHP Pandas is the PHP book for everyone. It's a syntax book, that doesn't assume any prior knowledge of development. It's great way for beginners …

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The Rules Of Dayle

I don't have a religion, and I don't want to start a debate about religion. It's an argument that no one ever wins. Wars have been (and still are) fought over similar arguments. I do however, like how certain religions …

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Coca Cola

We're living in a capitalist culture. I'm part of it. I'm not about to go and live in a hut and grow my own potatoes. I'm not moving to China. Don't freak out! I'm just aware that it exists. Though, …

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Marvel Unlimited

First of all, I'd like to announce that I'm a huge fan of comic books. Especially comics that contain superheroes. Naturally, this means that I'm an absolutely gigantic fan of the Marvel Universe. Now don't me wrong, I like DC …

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