Answering Questions

Lami asks: Big thanks for such a great book first of all. Are you familiar with continuous integration with PHP development and how it ties in with Laravel. Also what tools do you recommend for a startup looking to build …

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Site: New code blocks

I have known for a while now that my previous code block's weren't the easiest to read, so I have decided to change them. We will now be using laravel/github style color schemes with line numbers, they should be …

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Thoughts on Coda 2

Before I start, I'd first like to say that Coda 2 is an absolutely fantastic piece of software. I think that Panic are an amazing company ( I own some of their other apps ) and that I really appreciate that they …

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PHPandas

For the last few months I've been spending my evenings typing like my fingers are on fire, dedicating some of my free time to a new side project. I'd like to introduce PHPandas. PHPandas is a book targetted at absolute …

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Code Happy: Now in print!

After several months in the making I'm pleased to announce the print copy of Code Happy. The print copy is available from Lulu in A4 format, with nicely sized type and code samples, and a beautiful glossy coa... cover. The …

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Nginx configuration for the site.

A few people were asking to see the nginx configuration used on my website. Here it is with a few comments to help it all make sense. I don't claim to be an nginx expert, because I've only recently switched …

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What to expect from me at Laracon.

Hopefully you have heard about the Laravel conference that is taking place next week in Washington DC. I was kindly offered a speaking slot at the conference and how could I say no? So you might be wondering what I’ …

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Trick: Chainable Libraries

You may have seen Laravel's core libraries use method chaining as an elegant way of providing multiple user definable settings to a library, for example the Fluent Query Builder allows you to chain methods together to build your SQL query …

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Laravel 4 Primer: JSON

Welcome to one of the Primer topics within Code Bright. Hey this chapter wasn’t in Code Happy!? As a true fan of Code Happy I just can’t put anything past you! Well done loyal reader! You see, Laravel …

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Laravel: The Bright Future

Laravel 4 has now been in active development for many months, and is finally taking shape as a framework, I feel it's now in a state that we can share some information about what's new and what's exciting. However before …

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Composer Primer

Please note that this article acts as an introduction to Composer to be included with my upcoming title 'Code Bright' for Laravel. However, it could just as easily represent a guide to composer for newcomers without the intention of using …

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Breaking the Mold

I always write my talks in Markdown format, so for those people who couldn't make it to Laracon, here's my notes in their rough format. It should tide you over until the conference videos make an appearance. Hi everyone, and …

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