Even if you never touch a Laravel installation, I highly recommend a subscription to Laracasts, the video series by Jeffrey Waye. It is filled with tons of videos that are not specifically about Laravel and everything to do with coding well. I return to it often. The one that has stuck with me and you read more >> . . .
I started my first code in Windows 3.0 using Notepad. When HotDog and Netscape’s editor came along, it seemed a pretty good idea to use something that did some of the work for me. When I started coding for Flash, Dreamweaver* was bundled with the Macromedia package and seemed okay until I viewed the source read more >> . . .
In various pages of this site you’ll see sample code marked up for display. At first I manually marked up a couple samples, and still do for small snippets, but it didn’t take long to realize this would be a tedious task. I put together a shortcode and free-standing class object to more easily add read more >> . . .
We’ve all been there. Working with a legacy code base that had overgrown with time, no documentation, thousands of lines of code and you have one simple task, find where a value is set and change it. As you dig through volumes of code, winding your way through the logic and returns that lead you read more >> . . .