Homebrew is easy to use and makes installing services such as MySQL or Elasticsearch a breeze. Here’s how to manage those services.
I’ve had a problem on a few older projects where composer dies with “????%” after running `composer update`. Here’s the fix.
I had the idea a while ago of creating a basic starter app containing the boilerplate code needed to get started on an idea – so here it is. Introducing my Laravel Starter App – Hit the Ground.
Here’s a quick tutorial on creating foreign keys with MySQL.
I’ve recently stumbled across an issue where PHP Imagick can’t open a PDF file despite the file being there and readable. This is using Mac OSX El Capitan with Homebrewed PHP5, Imagemagick, Ghostscript and the PHP55-imagick module. After a bit of searching I found the fix.
Today I learned that `FLUSH PRIVILEGES` isn’t needed by Scott Lindsey in the comments. After double checking locally that Scott was correct I looked it up and found a great explanation why MySQL FLUSH PRIVILEGES isn’t needed
I’ve recently been working on a few of our older websites with newer MySQL installations and am coming across the following error:
SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1364 Field ‘delivery_address_id’ doesn’t have a default value
This is caused by MySQL having a strict mode set which won’t allow INSERT or UPDATE commands with empty fields where the schema doesn’t have a default value set.
There are a couple of fixes for this.
Whilst working on a project recently I’ve found the need to install the HTTP2 package from the pear repository. I couldn’t find any useful notes on how to install HTTP2 via pear so here’s my notes on how to pear install HTTP2.
By default Apple’s OSX (Mavericks) comes with PHP 5.4 installed but if you want to work on a different version you’re pretty stuck.
My solution to this is to use homebrew to install PHP5.3, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6 and then simply change the PHP module loaded by apache. Here how to do it.
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