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Debugging .gitignore
Development Tools / June 14, 2019

Debugging .gitignore

Sometimes you might create a file that is unexpectedly ignored by git. Although it doesn’t happen often, it can be tricky to figure out which .gitignore file is responsible for ignoring a file in your project. It is super easy once you know about a handy git command!

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Web Development on an iPad
Development Tools / January 04, 2019

Web Development on an iPad

The idea of working entirely from an iPad has always appealed to me. The portability, the battery life, and of course the touch screen makes it an excellent device. Learn about my journey into using iPad for web application development.

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MyCLI: A MySQL CLI with Auto-completion and Syntax Highlighting
Development Tools / January 02, 2019

MyCLI: A MySQL CLI with Auto-completion and Syntax Highlighting

If you use the MySQL command line tool, but also like things like auto-completion and syntax highlighting, you should check out mycli.

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Minimalist Sublime Text 3 Setup for PHP
Development Tools / November 01, 2018

Minimalist Sublime Text 3 Setup for PHP

While many developers are flocking to IDEs and other hybrids like Visual Studio Code, I’ve found myself trying to create a minimalist Sublime Text 3 setup. I am a minimalist at heart, and I like both my physical environment and virtual environment to be as minimal and tidy as possible. I want to present to you the minimalist Sublime Text 3 setup that I’ve landed on, but still feel like I have most everything I need to be productive.

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Visual Studio Code Adds a GitHub Pull Request Extension
Development Tools / September 11, 2018

Visual Studio Code Adds a GitHub Pull Request Extension

The Visual Studio Code team, in collaboration with GitHub, released a public preview of a new extension: GitHub Pull Requests inside of Visual Studio Code. Learn about the new extension, how you can install it, and how you can contribute to the development of this extension.

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Alfred Search Workflow for Vue.js
Development Tools / August 30, 2018

Alfred Search Workflow for Vue.js

Vue.js search workflow for Alfred by Vince Mitchell based on and adapted from Till Krüss’ Alfred Laravel Docs workflow. We’ve covered a few different Alfred search workflows, which are useful for full stack developers using Laravel, Vue.js, and PHP.

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Rainglow Editor Themes By Dayle Rees
Development Tools / January 03, 2018

Rainglow Editor Themes By Dayle Rees

Rainglow editor themes is a collection of over 250 themes for a variety of different editors and software by Dayle Rees. The Visual Studio Code themes have over 10,000 installations at the time of writing and Dayle is releasing new themes regularly.

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TLDR Pages: Simplified and Community-Driven Man pages
Development Tools / November 29, 2017

TLDR Pages: Simplified and Community-Driven Man pages

The TLDR pages (too long; didn’t read) is a command-line project that aims to simplify man pages with useful, terse examples of commands. This CLI tool gives me even less reason to memorize the `tar` and `curl` flags.

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Laracasts: Free Visual Studio Code Course
Development Tools / November 17, 2017

Laracasts: Free Visual Studio Code Course

Laracasts launched a free seventeen part series on Visual Studio Code and if you’ve been wanting to learn more about this editor it’d be a great place to learn all the in and outs on getting it set up for PHP development.

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Command Line Search Tools for Programmers
Development Tools / October 27, 2017

Command Line Search Tools for Programmers

Learn about five command line search tools for programmers, including grep, ack, The Silver Searcher, Sift, and RipGrep.

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The Top Five Laravel Community Editor Themes
Development Tools / September 19, 2017

The Top Five Laravel Community Editor Themes

We’ve assembled the top editors and themes from hundreds of developers, and we’re happy to share the results with you. The editor theme is one of those bling items that you get to show off a bit. To find out what everyone is using for an editor and theme, we asked on Twitter and Facebook and had tons of responses.

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Find Files that Need Refactoring with Churn PHP
Development Tools / September 05, 2017

Find Files that Need Refactoring with Churn PHP

Churn PHP is a Command Line Interface (CLI) tool that helps you discover PHP files that might need refactoring. Learn how you can use Churn PHP to guide you to refactoring files that are complex and change regularly.

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