Getting Lucky With Crystal in Homestead

I’m going to open this post with an apology for anyone who’s corporate firewall gets triggered by this URL, but I just couldn’t resist the title. A few days ago a random internet stranger (Rid) showed up in the Larachat Slack #homestead-dev room. This is about the best real time chat support for Homestead. Rid …

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Written by Joe Ferguson - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 15, 2018

Practicing symmetry

In a new video Jason McCreary , the creator of the wonderful Laravel Shift , demonstrates a few good tips to clean up code. In the video below Jason uses a …

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Photos from DuPont State Forest

A couple of weeks ago I went mountain biking in DuPont  and had a blast. After coming home and telling my family about it we decided to rent a VRBO in the area and spend mother’s day weekend hiking and exploring the area. Below is a bunch of photos from the three waterfalls, Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, and High …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 15, 2018

PHP Versions Stats - 2018.1 Edition

It's stats o'clock! See 2014 , 2015 , 2016.1 , 2016.2 , 2017.1 and 2017.2 for previous similar posts. A quick note on methodology, because all these stats are imperfect as they just sample some subset of the PHP user base. I look in the logs of the last month for Composer installs done by …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 15, 2018

Hiring a Customer Success Manager

The role, the best solution for PHP developers to understand and improve their code’s performance in dev, test, staging and production, is looking for a Customer Success Manager. The position, requiring a web development background, is responsible for understanding the customer’s technical stakes, and …

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Written by Blackfire - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 15, 2018

Web Design Weekly #319

Headlines How Dropbox is making their rebranding work Ariel Verber looks into the the evolution of the Dropbox rebrand. Specifically digging into how the pricing page has changed. Inspiring stuff for anyone that is involved in the design space. ( Zendesk’s design system is now open source …

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Written by Web Design Weekly - - Aggregated on Monday May 14, 2018

Event sourcing made simple

The team at Kickstarter made a simple, synchronous event sourcing library implemented in Ruby. We’ll go over a high level introduction to Event Sourcing …

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I did a tandem skydive at 15,000ft

Tandem skydives are an exhilarating experience. Last Saturday, I took a tandem skydive thanks to my lovely wife who bought it for my birthday present. I have to say, I wasn’t nervous at all, calm as a cucumber in fact. I always try to never over think any situation and say to myself… “It’s been done a million times …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday May 14, 2018