Apple OSX

Disable Apple Messages from “Smart Quoting” your code in messages

Do you use Apple’s Messages to send code snippets to text to other developers, or to yourself, BUT messages converts your ” and ‘ to smart quotes and when you then copy that code and … it doesn’t work? That’s annoying! The Fix: Open Terminal or iTerm on your Mac and paste in the following […]

Code PHP Servers

Auto-deploy your PHP app with Bitbucket Pipelines

I’ve got to admit – I’m old school! Then we moved to subversion, woah, this is cool! Then SSH to the relevant webserver, cd to the right dir, and calling svn up, that’s progress! Then we introduced load-balancing and multiple app servers, so we wrote a bash script we can call from our mac’s that […]


Setting up OSX Big Sur with Valet, PHP & MySQL for Web Development

In this post I’ll post all of the steps to set up your Mac for PHP web development. We will be setting up OSX Big Sur with Valet, PHP & MySQL. I’ll be using the follow tools: OSX Big Sur 11.2.3 iTerm (or osx terminal) Homebrew Composer 2 Laravel Valet PHP 8 and PHP 7.4 […]