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New Opportunities

It’s with equal parts excitement and amazement that I’m making myself available for consulting development or training work from the 1st October 2017. This does not mean I’m leaving JetBrains! Luckily for me, I’ve somehow managed to cultivate the unique opportunity to continue with JetBrains as a Developer …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Friday September 1, 2017


Open Sourcing Mental Illness Handbooks

One of the most important objectives for the Open Sourcing Mental Illness project is to help people get the support they need for mental health challenges in the workplace. I’m so proud that we’ve had our Mental Health in Tech guidelines available as ebooks from our website for the last six months, but today, we’ve …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Monday October 10, 2016


Moaning About the FIG (Again)

I’ve spent a lot of recent weeks moaning about the FIG (again), and I feel that it’s only fair to all involved that I solidify my thoughts about exactly what I feel is wrong with the current direction, and what needs to be done to fix things. Part One – Member Projects Note: These are my opinions, sometimes I’m …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Wednesday June 1, 2016


Yes, I’m Learning Laravel

I can hear large parts of the internet laughing at the joyous irony. Gary Hockin, the vocal proponent of mocking Laravel, is going to sit down and learn  the framework. Not just play around with it, not just read the manual, but build something extensive and meaningful from beginning, to end. For real. My …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Thursday May 5, 2016


On Codes of Conduct (again)

I really wasn’t planning on entering the code of conduct discussion that is going on in the developer community at the moment. Last time I did, I got called at best, a White Knight , and at worst… well that would breach any decent CoC every written. For those who aren’t aware, the PHP (and various other …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Sunday January 24, 2016


PhpStorm – Reformat Code…

For my recent job interview with PhpStorm, I was asked to create a video screencast. I’m interested in creating and selling high quality video content and have been looking around for a platform to help me achieve that, so I decided to release the PhpStorm sample video on Vimeo; mainly to see if it fits my needs. …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Sunday June 28, 2015


PHP Versions

I can clearly remember when I was a Ghost Programmer – clocking in and out of 9 to 5 jobs, and switching off when I got home. Like most jobbing coders, I used to have ideas that I’d play around with when I knocked off the job, some half-arsed side projects and the odd little job for friends or family, but largely …

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Written by Gary Hockin @GeeH - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 21, 2015