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php lithium

li3_airbrake - Lithium Airbrake plugin

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I recently wrote a plugin for Lithium that reports application errors to the awesome Airbrake.io service. I’ve been writing code for various Airbrake project...

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javascript

JavaScript instanceof vs typeof

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I’ve been writing JavaScript for quite some time, but only recently came across instanceof, typeof on the otherhand I’ve always been aware of.

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ruby

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linux

Building your new CentOS box

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I tend to use Dediserve for my VPS solutions, and anytime I create a new box with them, I generally build it the same way. Most of the steps I’ve picked up a...

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devise

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rspec

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rails

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capybara

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vim

Some VIm tips for navigation

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VIm is my primary editor,.. actually, scratch that, my only editor. I spend most of my awake time in terminals writing code and over the years I’ve found VIm...

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php

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nodejs

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express

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mongodb

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heroku

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coffeescript

First steps with CoffeeScript

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I’ve been intending to use CoffeeScript for ages now. Rails adopting it was the kick up the arse I needed to go and learn it. I got a copy of CoffeeScript as...

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linux bash

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rbenv

Installing rbenv on OSX / ZSH

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I recently switched from using rvm to using rbenv for managing different ruby versions. The install is relatively straightforward, but a few caveats when usi...

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ruby rake

Supply arguments to a rake task

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Whilst working on a recent project, I wanted to create a rake task that would send a curl request to a particular url. It was a pain to keep changing the re...

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php facebook

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apache

Apache redirect to SSL

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This is something I can never remember, and keep having to Google.

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ruby gem

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jquery

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facebook

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pecl

Downgrading a PECL extension

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I recently upgraded the Mongo PECL extension that a project depended upon, only to get hit with a load of Segfaults on OSX. I had used the pecl upgrade mongo...

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gem

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smalltalk

Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns

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I was recently asked by a friend about which programming books I’ve found most useful over the years. I’ve read a lot of software development books but one o...

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oop

Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns

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I was recently asked by a friend about which programming books I’ve found most useful over the years. I’ve read a lot of software development books but one o...

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chef

Test-driven provisioning with Chef

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Chef is a killer tool for automating and testing your software stack. In this post I’d like to demonstrate our method of TDD’ing our infrastructure.

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tdd

Test-driven provisioning with Chef

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Chef is a killer tool for automating and testing your software stack. In this post I’d like to demonstrate our method of TDD’ing our infrastructure.

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inspec

Test-driven provisioning with Chef

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Chef is a killer tool for automating and testing your software stack. In this post I’d like to demonstrate our method of TDD’ing our infrastructure.

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serverless

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lambda

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aws

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habits

Atomic Habits

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Some notes and observations from Atomic Habits, by James Clear.

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html5

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canvas

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factfulness

Factfulness

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Some notes from Factfulness (Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think).

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