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9 entries posted with web tag

Package Development in PHP & Laravel

Monday, 17 November 2014 10:47 pm
tags: composer development laravel packages php web

Packages are great. For PHP, Composer has made modularising your code and managing dependencies within your app easy peasy.

The topic of this blog post, however, is about what exactly constitutes a package, and where things do and don't belong. I will be talking in the context of the Laravel, as this is what we use at work, but these points should be roughly relatable to any modern framework that utilises Composer.

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Doing it yourself

Thursday, 26 July 2012 11:58 pm
tags: development php web

I've never really *got* web development frameworks. Sure, I understand what they're trying to achieve and I can appreciate they can save you a lot of time. But I don't see the benefit of them in the long term.

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How to feed a developer

Sunday, 15 July 2012 4:37 pm
tags: development jobs web

I'm a web developer by trade; concerning myself more with how stuff works, rather than how it looks. It's somewhat of a cliche, but, as with a lot of people, I don't feel I chose my career, it sort of chose me. I simply did what I found interesting. I liked computers, so I did 3 years at University studying them; got myself an internship, followed by a job, and since then haven't really looked back since.

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Twitterland

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:53 pm
tags: 101project socialmedia twitter web

Well, after a rather long time of just not really "getting" Twitter, thanks to my 101 Project (and heavy persuasion from my work colleagues) I've decided to give Twitter a bash. I'm @samdking - look me up!

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101 Things in 1001 Days

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 12:35 am
tags: 101project challenge portfolio web

Today, I am launching my project for the next 1001 days (or, in long, that's roughly 2 years and 9 months). The project is to list down 101 things you would like to achieve in that time. I got the idea off a friend, and my aim is to inspire someone to do the same (y'know, that and actually complete the list).

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Being good at things

Sunday, 18 September 2011 8:57 pm
tags: php web

Something dawned on me today when working on my ongoing project to create a lightweight, completely from-scratch PHP framework (I've blogged about this several times if you care to catch up). When you're starting out at something and learning the ropes, your rate of improvement, success and general productivity in the activity is far greater than when you've grasped it. In my experience, this is true of learning PHP

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SamuelDking.co.uk has changed servers

Saturday, 22 January 2011 5:47 pm
tags: web

After almost 18 months, I've finally bitten the bullet and invested in some paid hosting for my domain SamuelDking.co.uk. Simply enough, I'm tired of constantly seeing 'Cannot connect to database' messages when trying to view the site. The free hosting wasn't bad and did its job, but my new server should be a lot more reliable.

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Object Oriented Programming

Wednesday, 22 September 2010 12:01 am
tags: books coding php web

When learning the ins and outs of web design, after learning the obligatory HTML and CSS, the next logical step for most is learning a server-side language; the most popular choice being PHP. PHP opens up the possibilities of what can be acheived on a webpage and often bridges the gap between web design and web development for most.

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One Window Web Development

Monday, 20 September 2010 12:54 am
tags: mac software web

A quick to post mention Coda, from Panic: 'Shockingly Good Mac Software'. With a company tag-line as confident and self-assured as that, it'd be a shame not to check out this bit of software. In a nutshell, Panic develop web-based software for Macs. The particular bit of software I'm interested in is Coda.

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