This is the website of Andy Carter a PHP and jQuery web developer in the Steel City. Working with CakePHP (and a bit of Textpattern and Drupal too).
Introducing a simple Sublime Text package that generates Sublime project files for a directory.
An article on using Amazon’s AWS service for processing videos I recently put together for Evoluted’s Think Tank website.
A PHP question I particularly like to ask candidates at a job interview is to explain a bit of code that includes the
$$ syntax for variable variables. It’s great if the candidate is already familiar with this feature of PHP; but what’s more important to me is that once the candidate understands how this syntax works that they can describe potential issues with using it.
Using Git hooks to encourage a branch naming convention and inject an issue number in commit messages using the current branch name.
Package managers like Composer for PHP and NPM for Node have become essential tools for simplifying a developer’s life. A package manager is a tool for keeping track of what you’ve installed, as well as installing and upgrading packages. They also check for dependencies and compatibility. Bower is a package manager for the web.
A beginners guide to the task runner Gulp. Taking a look at why you should use it and why it is possibly better than Grunt.