Any interesting new angle on an old adage.

The saying ‘people don’t leave jobs, they leave their boss’ has been around for years. Herein Christie Lindor goes one step further and focuses on how organizations fail there employees. Remember, being employed at an organization is a two way deal. You offer your time , effort, and skill in exchange for monetary compensation. As …

Community resouces

Library of handy, helpful, informative, or motivational links. PHP https://www.phparch.com/podcast-subscribe/ Workflow / Productivity Yii2 http://www.yiiframework.com/wiki/861/how-to-get-seo-friendly-url-using-model-and-new-geturl-function/ Why? https://github.com/juokaz/pyhp.js

Vacation so soon(tm)…

I’ll be out of communication starting Friday till about the 5th of July. Taking a much needed vacation. Might be able to put in some time on a library or two while flying; but for the most part. I’ll be comms off. See you happy people when I get back!

ComposerCat (beta)

(Preface: I am a full supporter of CLI tools, UI tools are nice but should not be depended on for day-to-day workflow). Came across this interesting UI tool from NomadPHP‘s weekly mailer. ComposerCat. It visually displays the contents of Composers composer.json and installed packaged. It’s in beta but looks to do everything it says on …

Always plan on something going wrong…

Anyone who has sat through the process managing a project know, whole heartedly as a fact, no matter how much something is planned and scheduled something else will always go wrong. Believing this as fact one should never, ever, plan a time line or effort estimation based around everything working as planned. Planned and working are so …

A little fun with gource

Every year my employer has a holiday party. This past year I rendered out all the projects we had worked on and put them in a loop on the big screen. The video renderer we used is called gource. Here is the gourcing of the current project.   Edit: So youtube is being…well Youtube and keeps …

Of environmental parity and testing (pt1).

So funny thing. As a general rule of thumb each environment is suppose to reflect production as much as possible. At work we use Codeception to run acceptance, function and unit based test. In said Codeception we have the BuiltInServer that will serve up the response to the testing request (say fro functional testing). Well `php …