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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 […]

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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 […]

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Simple PHP Script to Pluralize Month names

You often need to refer to a Month’s name in the Plural, Eg, “I want Junes Database back up” or “Display Marches Orders”.  Here is a very simple PHP function to show the nice Pluralized month, simply don’t pass in a param to show hte current months plural, or pass in the PHP Date’s ‘n’ ( […]

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Basic REGEX for cleaning and prepping data

Over the 15 years or so, I have used the PHP Framework CodeIgniter, Amongst many of its good features is its built in Form Validation Library. Every now and then I need to write adhoc code, or help others to write or develop sections of their site, I happy to help friends in need. Today […]

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Calculating memory used by PHP to generate that page

Do you know how much memory those loops are using ?Why is this page taking so long to load ?Well with this simple PHP code you can daily benchmark different versions of your script to use the least possible amount of Memory.