Testing multiple dependency versions with Travis CI

January 28th, 2016

Have you ever wanted to ensure package compatibility with multiple versions of a dependency but not sure how? It's easier than you think!

SSL with Let's Encrypt on Laravel Forge

November 6th, 2015

I recently received my beta invite for Let's Encrypt, and set about getting my SSL certificate setup on my Forge-provisioned server.

Cleaning array values with ease

October 26th, 2015

I often find myself working with arrays that may have empty values in them. I've put together a small function to tidy them up.

Bring back three-finger-swipe in OS X

September 13th, 2015

Somewhere between Mountain Lion and Yosemite, three finger swipe (to move windows) was removed. Here's how to get it back.

Contextual container bindings

September 4th, 2015

Have you ever had to use multiple implementations of an interface within a Laravel app and got stuck with how? Read on!

Ubiquiti EdgeOS - IP-restricted NAT forwarding

July 12th, 2015

Recently changing ISP, I found myself having to configure NAT rules in my router, but wanted to restrict access from specific hosts.

Opinionated development practices (or when to do what)

June 22nd, 2015

The question always comes up "can I do x in y?" and you will often have someone telling you about purity or the "right way" - but what is the "right way?"

Working with nullable field in Eloquent models - Part Deux

June 18th, 2015

Today I take a look at a more extensible and easily reusable version of the nullable fields trait from my previous blog post.

Working with nullable fields in Eloquent models

May 15th, 2015

Nullable model attributes still need to have their value explicitly set to null in order to be persisted as null. If you have a few nullable fields across a multiple models, the duplication of code can get unwieldy.

An Envoyer-like deployment script using Envoy

March 19th, 2015

As the release of Envoyer.io was announced last week, I finally spent a bit of time looking into making use of Laravel's Envoy.