I create websites, applications and e-commerce solutions at Unleashed Technologies. When I'm not solving tough problems for clients or working on open-source projects, you can find me speaking at conferences all around the world. In my free time, I also like to tinker with Arduino and home automation.
This month I released updates for a few of my open-source projects including league/commonmark, league/html-to-markdown, and colinodell/json5.
Prevent Composer from updating your Symfony components to unsupported versions with the
After using phpbrew to manage my local PHP versions for a while, I got tired of re-compiling PHP after every release and decided to install multiple PHP versions side-by-side with Ondřej Surý's PPA. One of the features I missed from
phpbrew was the ability to run a command like
phpbrew use php-7.2.8 to automatically change the
php command to that version, so I ended up implementing this feature myself using symlinks and shell aliases.
DrupalCon: Nashville 2018
Software bugs are inevitable; some are especially difficult to track down, causing you to waste countless hours before throwing your hands up in defeat. It doesn't have to be this way! The mental fatigue and wasted time can be avoided by using strategies like identifying the most-appropriate tool, taking a logical & objective approach, challenging assumptions, listening to variables, isolating the code path, and reinforcing code with automated tests.
As you may know, Git is not a single application, but rather a toolkit containing many small programs and scripts that can manipulate the repository. This makes it trivial to chain those components into more-powerful, custom commands which can be defined as git aliases.
Here are some of the more-useful aliases I use on a daily basis: