December 2, 2020

The Workshop: GitHub Actions for Continuous Integration - php[architect] Magazine February 2020

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December 1, 2020

The Workshop: Ansible in Practice - php[architect] Magazine January 2020

This month, we're going to dive into a practical application of Ansible by building a playbook with roles to implement a fully functional Linux, MySQL, PHP, and NGINX web server. By the end, you should be able to take the playbook we build together and extend it to suit your requirements. To follow along or review any parts of the playbook we're building, you can clone the repository....

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November 26, 2020

Homestead on Apple Silicon

I've been asked a few times about supporting Laravel Homestead on Apple Silicon, specifically the new M1 ARM architecture. As I mentioned in the Github issue I'm not currently planning on supporting Apple Silicon because I have no intention of buying an M1 laptop anytime soon. Between the cost of a new machine with enough RAM and storage space to facilitate vagrant box building, and...

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September 26, 2020

The Workshop: Real World PDF Generation - php[architect] Magazine September 2019

Last month we covered the basics of PDF generation by focusing on the FPDF library. We generated a custom PDF by placing cells on the page and adding data to those cells. FPDF is a relatively low-level library in comparison to modern libraries which may do more of the heavy lifting for you. This month we’re going to pick up where we left off with our example application which you can...

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