Using stored procedures in your web app

10th March 2018 3:10 pm

In the last few days I've done something I've never done before, namely written a stored procedure for a web app. Like most web developers…

Check your code base is PHP 7 ready with PHP Compatibility

25th February 2018 5:22 pm

I've recently started a new job and as part of that I'm working on a rather substantial legacy code base. In fact, it was so legacy that it…

Unit testing your Laravel controllers

25th February 2018 3:50 pm

In my previous post I mentioned some strategies for refactoring Laravel controllers to move unnecessary functionality elsewhere. However…

Put your Laravel controllers on a diet

18th February 2018 6:10 pm

MVC frameworks are a tremendously useful tool for modern web development. They offer easy ways to carry out common tasks, and enforce a…

Using Lando as an alternative to Vagrant

4th February 2018 12:12 am

Although Vagrant is very useful for ensuring consistency between development environments, it's quite demanding on system resources. Running…