PHP: The Composer Lock File

Everywhere that I go, conference, the supermarket, the dentist, building sites, people always ask me about the Composer lock file. It's a mystery that seems to cause confusion all across the globe. Well, boys and girls, I'm here today to …
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New Website

Hey there! If you're reading this, then my DNS has finally propegated, and the new site is live! Woohoo! My site has been needing a little love for a long time. Originally, I had written a markdown-based flat file system …
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For Everyone

Until recently, my bookshelf contained titles that were purely Laravel related. 'Code Happy' and 'Code Bright'. They've been extremely popular with the Laravel community, and I sincerely hope that 'Code Smart' is equally as successful. I've recently released a title …
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Release: PHP Pandas

Great news! My latest title 'PHP Pandas' is now available for purchase on Leanpub.com. PHP Pandas is the PHP book for everyone. It's a syntax book, that doesn't assume any prior knowledge of development. It's great way for beginners …
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The Rules Of Dayle

I don't have a religion, and I don't want to start a debate about religion. It's an argument that no one ever wins. Wars have been (and still are) fought over similar arguments. I do however, like how certain religions …
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Coca Cola

We're living in a capitalist culture. I'm part of it. I'm not about to go and live in a hut and grow my own potatoes. I'm not moving to China. Don't freak out! I'm just aware that it exists. Though, …
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Marvel Unlimited

First of all, I'd like to announce that I'm a huge fan of comic books. Especially comics that contain superheroes. Naturally, this means that I'm an absolutely gigantic fan of the Marvel Universe. Now don't me wrong, I like DC …
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What's this all about?

I know what you're thinking. I already have a blog. It has articles about Laravel and web development in general. I think that's what people come to expect when they visit my site. That's fine! I love tinkering with Laravel, …
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Game: Damn it!

Dear Squaresof-enix, I have finally accepted that there will never be another good Final Fantasy game, I have accepted that you have whored out on making little social games or iPhone ports. So please don't rub it in my face, …
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Notable: Blade syntax highlighting by Medialink

I would simply like to bring to your attention the Blade language tm files created by Medalink from the Laravel community. The tmfile can be used with Sublime Text 2, Textmate, or any other texteditor that supports the tmLanguage extension, …
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Answering Questions

Lami asks: Big thanks for such a great book first of all. Are you familiar with continuous integration with PHP development and how it ties in with Laravel. Also what tools do you recommend for a startup looking to build …
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Site: New code blocks

I have known for a while now that my previous code block's weren't the easiest to read, so I have decided to change them. We will now be using laravel/github style color schemes with line numbers, they should be …
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