An Azure Filesystem integration for Laravel

29th October 2017 7:31 pm

My earlier post about integrating Laravel and Azure storage seems to have become something of a go-to resource on this subject (I suspect…

Using phpiredis with Laravel

20th October 2017 9:55 pm

Laravel has support out of the box for using Redis. However, by default it uses a Redis client written in PHP, which will always be a little…

Simple fuzzy search with Laravel and PostgreSQL

3rd October 2017 10:56 pm

When implementing fuzzy search, many developers reach straight for specialised tools like Elasticsearch. However, for simple implementations…

A generic PHP SMS library

25th September 2017 9:18 pm

This weekend I published sms-client , a generic PHP library for sending SMS notifications. It's intended to offer a consistent interface…

Installing Nginx Unit on Ubuntu

8th September 2017 9:05 pm

Recently Nginx announced the release of the first beta of Unit , an application server that supports Python, PHP and Go, with support…