Andrew McCombe
Experienced full stack web developer


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Symfony: Open file in VSCode or PHPStorm from the browser cover image

April 30, 2020

Symfony: Open file in VSCode or PHPStorm from the browser

Did you know you can open files in your IDE direct from Symfony's exception pages?

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January 21, 2020

How to set a user agent when using PHP's fopen() with an URL

January 14, 2020

Recently I needed to send someone a PDF of a bunch of scanned documents. Here's how I did it

July 21, 2019

When developing on a Laravel project I've used Homebrew for my web server and database, or used a Vagrant box. Whilst these work well most of the time there's an alternative that is quickly becoming...

May 24, 2019

Its possible in Magento to place orders via the admin area. However, some payment methods require the customer to be present at time of purchase, and so the payment method won't show in the admin...

December 18, 2018

I got the following error when creating a new controller via Artisan: Unresolvable dependency resolving [Parameter #0 [ $repository ]] in class App\Http\Controllers\Controller

August 25, 2018

I'm forever having to lookup how to use Apache's .htaccess to redirect http to https so here it is. First, make sure you have Apache's <code>mod_rewrite</code> module enabled. This will check the...

August 25, 2018

Sometimes your website will be set up to serve your site on both www.domain.com and also domain.com. Search engines will see this as two separate sites (unless you have a <code>rel="canonical"</code>...

May 30, 2018

Ever had a dev site set up and had it 301 redirect to 'https', only to find that Google Chrome caches this and you can't get the 'http://' version after?

May 30, 2018

Here's a quick snippet showing how to import a Google Sitemap file into a MySQL table. This is useful if you need to do anything with the urls such as scrape the pages or check for 301/302/404...

May 30, 2018

I Recently came across a situation where I couldn't log in to the Magento admin area, getting 'invalid form key on admin'. Here's how to fix it.

January 3, 2018

This is a very basic WordPress plugin that adds Google Analytics tracking code to your WordPress Site.  It doesn't have any advanced features like many other plugins. You can get the plugin from...