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The TinyMCE link dialog.

If you’re using the link plugin for TinyMCE to add links to content and want to get rid of the target attribute options then the trick is to set target_list to false in the editor’s configuration.

I recently found myself needing to change the user-group for file permissions depending on the connection being deployed to via Rocketeer. Rather than completely override the permissions callback defined in remote.php for the specific context I wanted to be able to define the user-group as a configuration option that could be overridden contextually. It turns out this is pretty simple to achieve.

Wouldn’t it be great if deploying changes to a server was as simple as typing the command rocketeer deploy? Well with Rocketeer it is!

Rocketeer is a task runner and deployment package. It is an alternative to the popular Capistrano.

If you need to connect to SFTP using PHP then the simplest approach I’ve found is to use phpseclib, a library of functions for secure communications.

I’ve recently noticed a number of people trying to use CakePHP 2’s updateAll() method very badly.

Let’s first get one thing straight: updateAll() is not the intended way of updating a record in CakePHP, use save() for that!

Sass maps have been around for a little over a year now and are an incredibly useful feature of the CSS preprocessor.

If you’re already using them then you’ll already know how handy they are; if not, then hopefully this little post will give you a good start.

The last couple of days I’ve been developing a little app that imports Twitter feeds and saves tweets to a MySQL database; however, I quickly hit an issue where certain tweets would not save. MySQL was returning the error message ‘SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1366 Incorrect string value’. Looking at the specific tweets causing the database to throw the error I noticed that they contained emoticons.

The latest version of arc_meta for Textpattern is out now. This latest release of the plugin features a new admin interface for managing section meta data so that it can be exposed to more admin users and a couple of new tags.

This is a kind of follow-up to my recent article on Essential Sublime Text 3 Plugins for PHP Developers to explain how to install and configure Sublime-phpcs for the CakePHP code standard. Although I’m describing how to configure phpcs specifically for Cake it will hopefully be of use to anyone wanting to get started with phpcs in Sublime Text and start developing better code.