• 10 minutes • 2020-10-15
    Testing Testing Testing

    I have been advocating for testable code for more than a decade now. Admittedly, I have - in numerous cases - ignored tests and proceeded with rapid application development due to time constraints. However, the best code I ever produced was the one that was fully tested or very close to 100% covered by tests. You should always try your best to have your code covered by tests as much as possible.

  • 1 minute • 2020-09-18
    Composer cache

    When working with repositories that utilize composer packages, sometimes you might get into a situation, where you expect a package to be present, but a different version is what exists in your vendor folder. Even if you run

  • 6 minutes • 2020-02-04
    PHP 8 goodies

    2020 is the year when PHP will change versions. The latest and greatest will no longer be 7 but 8. It is sad (kinda) since we will no longer be using a prime number as the latest version of PHP, which has additional significance as a number (here I am showing my nerdiness). There are 7 oceans, 7 continents, 7 layers of skin (2 outer and 5 inner), ocean waves roll in sevens, the rainbow has 7 colors, sound has 7 notes, etc. etc. Instead, we will be using 8, infinity rotated by 90 degrees.