A collection of articles and snippets I've collected over the years.
February 4, 2015
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...
January 28, 2015
I use Xdebug when working on PHP websites and often have to manually install it before starting and debugging. I usually find myself searching the internet for a sample xdebug.ini file to use after...
January 27, 2015
I do a lot of my development work using Virtual Machines and Vagrant. This provides an easy way for me to get a working environment up and running locally on the many projects I work on daily....
January 19, 2015
Its been a week since my post last week, "Using a standing desk for work: Day 1" so I thought I'd write a update.
January 13, 2015
We've been toying with the idea of using a standing desk for work quite a while after we had read about them on the internet. The benefits of using them are still unproven but after experiencing...
December 6, 2014
Recently, whilst working on an old website at work, I found a need to add additional parameters to a Script.aculo.us Ajax.autocomplete call The documentation show that this is possible via the...
November 30, 2014
Just some Apache configuration stuff.
September 16, 2014
I have a script polling a Beanstalkd queue and needed to put it into the background, and bring it to the front whilst debugging it.
August 13, 2014
If you're trying to update or drop a table in MySQL and you're getting the error 'Error Code: 1217. Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails' you need to toggle the...
August 5, 2014
June 5, 2014
Today I've needed to find out if it was worth testing a client's website with Safari 5 on Windows. Here's some shell foo to find out from an access log
April 29, 2014
March 31, 2014
After upgrading to PHP5.4 on one of our older code-bases I'm finding the error logs full of PHP Strict Errors and warnings. As this code is old and not financially viable to fix all these issues I...
March 13, 2014
I have a few steps I usually follow when I find myself working on one of these websites so here's how I use Git with Web Development.
March 1, 2014
If you need to perform a Find and Replace with a Regex in PHPStorm and want to replace a dollar sign ($) you'll need to escape it with a double slash
February 14, 2014
Whilst working on a legacy project* at work I'm getting lots of pages with the PHP warning "Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ...". The warning is showing because I like to develop...