January 16, 2014

PHP dotenv in Laravel

I just discovered that Taylor has built in .env file loading into core. By adding a file of type .env.{environment}.php to the root of your application, it will be autoloaded by Laravel...


January 8, 2014

HHVM and PHP: Int Max Behavior

Today, Anthony Ferrara mentioned some strange behaviors about the differences between HHVM and PHP runtimes. If you haven't heard of HHVM, definitely go check it out. It is a PHP execution engine...


January 6, 2014

In The Beginning...

I've worked on a number of different projects in my career. Many have been school projects with students during my time at RIT. Some have been projects during my tenure as Webmaster/Chief Engineer at...


December 11, 2013

Unit Testing Revelation

I’ve been doing application development for several years now. Through most of that experience and during my schooling, I never quite understood how and what to test, and more so, how to do test...