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First Pull Request

I came across this site and it says my first pull request was four years ago to the Fuel PHP framework. As far as I remember this isn’t my real first pull request. Just the first on GitHub. Back then I was big into CodeIgniter and they either used HG or Git, but the project was on Bitbucket. So I’m sure my true …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 17, 2014


Minimal Genesis WordPress Theme

I’m happy to announce my first ever WordPress theme which is modeled after this site. It’s simple, clean, with a focus on typography and includes several post formats to make your site unique. Theme Example The theme came to life earlier this year when I wanted to rebuild this site. I am constantly changing the …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 16, 2014


30 Day Blogging Challenge

Last month I took a 30 day blogging challenge. The goal was simple, write a new post every weekday for a month. Sounds easy right. November had 20 weekdays and I managed to publish 16 posts. Which I honestly consider a succcess considering we had a holiday and I attended a conference. It’s the most posts in one …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday December 2, 2014


11 Tips To Better Phone Photos ?

I’m still very much a beginner photographer but looking to improve. This post on creating better phone photos has a lot of inspiration: Behind the emergence of a these incredible mobile photos are countless amazing photographers who – everyday – redefine and push the limits of this new art. And so – we asked …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 26, 2014


Ulysses III Themes

In my post yesterday about Ulysses III I posted a screenshot of my customized theme. Since then I’ve had a few requests for me to release the theme and I’m happy to oblige, you can now find and another one I created on their styles exchange. Here they are in all their glory. Peacock Ulysses III Theme Peacock …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Thursday November 20, 2014


Ulysses III – An IDE for your writing

I’m fascinated by writing apps. So much in fact that I believe I have purchased every one that has ever been made. I’ve even tried using development apps like Sublime and PhpEdit but nothing ever felt just right. I can’t explain it but it was always some little issue that drove me crazy. This all changed when I …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 19, 2014


Tips for Writing Technical Blog Posts

As a developer one of the best ways of giving back, beyond releasing code, is by writing about your experiences. Think about all the people you follow on social media. Chances are you follow the ones that are sharing knowledge and inspire you. I love this part of the industry but a lot of times I see developers make …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday November 17, 2014


Yitzchok Willroth at php[world]

I had been waiting all day for this talk and at 2:50 p.m. I rushed into a room filled with six long tables. I took a seat on the front row so I wouldn’t miss anything. Waiting to greet me was an index card, a pen, and a sticker. All branded with the speakers avatar. It was an impressive first impression! I have …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday November 17, 2014


Make your tutorials pop by avoiding dry pedantry

Just because you’re dealing with a scholarly discipline that’s usually reported in a style of dry pedantry is no reason why you shouldn’t write in good fresh English. This is a quote from “ On Writing Well ” by William Zinsser and something I struggle with when writing tutorials. I always fall back to the …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 12, 2014


Bootstrapper to 9-5er

I got my start in tech almost two decades ago. Back then the landscape was much different, but I feel in love, and made it my career choice. I found a friend, started selling software and doing custom development. Back then no one used the fancy term bootstrapper and I was just a partner in a small business, like …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 11, 2014


PhpStorm Tip – Keymap Abbreviations

I made the switch to PhpStorm back in January and every week I learn new tips and tricks to help me use the IDE. One issue I have is that I constantly forget keyboard shortcuts even though I only use a few. So I want to show a quick tip to make these easier to remember. One workaround for not having to learn them …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday November 10, 2014


Verizon iPhone Trade-In Ripoff

About a month ago my two year Verizon wireless contract ended and they had a special trade-in offer. Trade in any iPhone 4 or higher and you could get up to a $200 gift card. I thought this seemed like a decent offer and up until this point I have been satisfied with Verizon. I filled out the information on 4 …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Saturday November 8, 2014


Left Lane Drivers

Dear left lane drivers, I’m sorry but I have a deep down hatred for you. I have driven almost 600 miles over the past two days and you annoy me to no end. The proper way to drive on an interstate is to remain in the far right lane until you need to pass, at that point move out, pass a vehicle and move back over. …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Friday November 7, 2014


CodeIgniter Announces an Interim Council ?

Now that CodeIgniter development has been taking over by BCIT a lot of people are wondering what will happen with the framework. I’m still not really sure what the future holds but I’m happy to see them put together an interim council . A lot of names I remember from back in my CodeIgniter days and also some …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 5, 2014


Ripples on the Pond – The Quiet Revolution ?

This is an epic post about the state of our industry written by Elizabeth Naramore. Some days, it’s hard to feel awesome about the tech world we live in, isn’t it? There is a constant outpouring of rage, criticism, harassment, misogyny, and personal attacks. We love to disagree and judge and publicly shame for …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 4, 2014


Full Stack Radio – Episode 2 ?

I had the pleasure of being on the latest Full Stack Radio podcast with my friend Adam Wathan. In this episode we talked about my Wardrobe blogging app, JavaScript, and writing. I was actually really nervous but had a great time. Go give it a listen and subscribe. The post Full Stack Radio – Episode 2 appeared …

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Written by Eric L. Barnes - - Aggregated on Monday November 3, 2014