Laravel Valet Environment Variables

To set/override Environment Variables in Laravel Valet, one had to manually edit the Nginx config files and restart Nginx after doing so. With the release of Laravel Valet 2.1.6 this is no longer needed: Valet 2.1.6 contains a merged PR that provides built-in support for an specific file named .valet-env.php in which you can set […]

What’s new in the upcoming PHP 7.4?

Good overview by Brendt on the new features that will be landing in PHP 7.4, which is due somewhere December 2019. I’m especially looking forward to Typed properties. New in PHP 7.4 → 💭 One thing I personally find missing in PHP’s typehinting, is a way to typehint array contents — e.g. “I’d like an […]

Fixing the valet share 301 Redirect Loop

One of the nice things of Laravel Valet is that it includes an easy way to make your local site available publicly. For this it has the aforementioned Ngrok built-in. To use it, just run the valet share command, and your local site will be shared through a * subdomain. However, when combining valet share […]

Missing ~/.valet folder?

Earlier today I updated my Valet installation from version 2.0.x to 2.1.1. To my surprise the ~/.valet/ folder had gone missing, immediately making me think the update process somehow had gone wrong (even though Valet kept on serving sites). Turns out that the ~/.valet/ folder got moved to ~/.config/valet/ with the release of Valet 2.1.0. […]

Swoole – PHP asynchronous programming framework

Swoole is an high-performance network framework using an event-driven, asynchronous, non-blocking I/O model which makes it scalable and efficient. It is written in C language without 3rd party libraries as PHP extension. It enables PHP developers to write high-performance, scalable, concurrent TCP, UDP, Unix Socket, HTTP, WebSocket services in PHP programming language without too much […]

Switching PHP versions with Laravel Valet

⚠ī¸ Switching to a PHP version lower van 7.1 with Valet 2.0 won’t work at the time of writing, as Valet 2.0 does not work with PHP < 7.1 until this issue is resolved. ℹī¸ UPDATE 2018.10.23: Freek has developed some handy aliases to easily switch PHP versions. For some older projects that I still […]

Destructuring arrays in PHP: Practical examples

Being more focussed on JavaScript nowadays, I kinda forgot that it’s possible to destructure arrays in PHP ever since the release of PHP 7.1. Frank de Jonge provides us with some practical examples such as this simple one: // JavaScript let options = {enabled: true, compression: ‘gzip’}; let { enabled, compression } = options; console.log(enabled); […]

IoC containers beyond constructor injection

Talk by Hannes Van De Vreken, as given at the recent phpCE conference in Poland: Did you know your IoC container can do a whole lot more than just constructor injection? Besides that it is actually packed with features. Inflectors, resolving callbacks, aliasing, method invocation to name a few. In this talk you will learn […]