Tweet from the Firefox Address Bar by adding a Bookmark

In succession to Tweet from the Chrome Address Bar by adding a Custom Search Engine, you can also do this in Firefox. Simply define a bookmark (containing a %s wildcard) with a linked keyword and you’re good to go: Name: Compose Tweet Location: https://twitter.com/compose/tweet?text=%s Keyword: tweet You can now use the tweet keyword to start […]

Tweet from the Chrome Address Bar by adding a Custom Search Engine

TIL: Chrome allows you to define a Custom Search Engine (CSE) by which you can search sites. The cool part is that you’re not really limited to search only, and that you can abuse these CSEs to become more productive. In this post I’ll show you how to tweet from the Chrome Address Bar. 🦊 […]

Easily install local NPM packages by simply referring to their local path

Directly installing a package with npm install and referring to its local path is a quick way to work with a local package. To be safe though, the usage of npm link is still recommended. To work with local NPM packages on can reside to using npm link. You make a package available locally with […]

Convert between Symfony HttpFoundation Request / Response and Swoole Request / Response classes with swoole-http-message-bridge

Today I was implementing an HTTP Server using Swoole. At its core, the code looks just like the Swoole HTTP Server example: <?php $http = new \Swoole\HTTP\Server("127.0.0.1", 9501); $http->on('request', function (\Swoole\HTTP\Request $request, \Swoole\HTTP\Response $response) { // … $response->end(); }); $http->start(); In that same project I was also looking to use a package that evolves around […]

CSS :nth-of-class selector

One thing that bothers me with CSS :nth-of-type/:nth-child selectors is that you can’t combine them with CSS classes. The selector below for example won’t work as you’d first expect it to work: .bar:nth-child(2) { color: red; } No, the selector above won’t color the second .bar element red, something I had somehow expected it to […]

Going Serverless with Google Cloud Run

Recently I was invited as a speaker to Full Stack Ghent and PHP-WVL. At both events I brought a new talk called “Going Serverless with Google Cloud Run”. Cloud Run is a fully managed compute platform by Google that automatically scales stateless containers. By abstracting away all infrastructure management, us developers can focus on what […]

ESNext: Get localized language, currency, and region names with Intl.DisplayNames

An ECMAScript Language Feature that currently is in Stage-3 and that has already landed in V8 version 8.1 is Intl.DisplayNames. It’s a way to get localized display names for languages, scripts, regions and others. Stage-3? 💁‍♂️ The TC39 Committee has a 5 stage process in place, ranging from stage-0 to stage-4, by which it develops […]

You don’t need webpack / Rollup / Babel / whatever to start with React

A common misconception about React is that you need to set up an entire toolchain to get started with it. While that might have been true in the past, that certainly isn’t the case today. From the React Docs: The majority of websites aren’t, and don’t need to be, single-page apps. With a few lines […]