June 10, 2016

php[tek] 2016 in St. Louis was a blast!

This year php[tek] was in St. Louis, an easy four and a half hour drive from Memphis. Since I didn't have to fly to the conference I stocked up on a lot of local Memphis beer to share with my fellow PHP beer connoisseurs. Originally, my awesome wife Kara was going to join me, however, it didn't work out. Because I was giving a day long Laravel training on Monday and wanted some time to settle...

community conferences speaking testing


June 8, 2016

Day Job Updates

I Don't talk about my day job here or on social media very often. I'm proud of who I work for and the work that I'm doing I just seem to not talk about that stuff on social media. If you follow me on social media you can probably guess that I work for an awesome agency in New York City: Vector Media Group. I've worked for Vector since March 2015 and it's been a great team to work with and I've...

day job


April 26, 2016

Join me at php[tek] 2016!

You should come to php[tek] May 23-27, 2016 As you'll learn in the video below, I'll be doing a full day in person training on Laravel. I'll also be giving a brand new talk "So you just inherited a $Legacy application..." Hope to see you there!

conferences php speaking


March 29, 2016

Validating and Releasing Packages with Producer

Producer is a pretty neat project that wants you to release higher quality packages. Well, actually (sorry) it's "a command-line tool to validate, and then release, your PHP library package. It supports Git and Mercurial for version control, as well as Github, Gitlab, and Bitbucket for remote origins." I was immediately interested in this tool because the Phergie project I manage (with...