August 22, 2014

php[architect] Magazine published my article "HTML Form Processing with PHP"

Back in February 2014 I was contacted by php[architect] magazine about turning one of the talks I submitted to php[tek] 2014 (among many other conferences) into a magazine article. I'm proud to say that you can now read that article in the August 2014 Issue of php[architect] Magazine!

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July 29, 2014

TeamCity + Codeception + Laravel = Automated build testing

I'm going to start out by saying this: I'm probably not doing this the "right" way. I've not been able to find anything that really pushes me into the "right" way so I'm documenting what I currently have working in hopes that someone will come along and show me a better way. The project I'm working with is for my day job and covered by some signed documents so I can't really divulge anything...

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July 16, 2014

Laravel Forge post to Slack channel on deploy

Update! Added github info from We've been using Slack at the day job for a couple of months now and one of the first things I did was start playing with integrations, mainly bitbucket to post to a slack channel so we can see what everyone is working on. We are also using Laravel Forge for a custom application and I love the automatic deployments on branch...

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June 26, 2014

Unit Testing Laravel 4 w/ Cartalyst Sentry + Mockery

I had a really hard time piecing this together so I thought I'd share it and maybe it would help someone (or me in 2 months when I forget all of this and stumble upon it again). The use case: I have a Controller "BoxesController" that I want to unit test the store() method on. The thing I had to play with some was having the test act as an admin user because I was posting to a route only admins...

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