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Christmas is the season of giving

Everyone loves a freebie, especially at Christmas. That’s why I’ve decided to make my books free on the 25th December.

Speeding up decision making

We’ve all been there, asked someone a question and instead of answering your question they ask you another question. I’m guilty of it myself, I’ll freely admit it. So what’s the best way of getting a quick decision out of someone?

The ROAD to an Eco-Friendly Future

What’s the most non environmentally friendly thing you can think of? How about the road. Let’s change that!

Going into Aeroplane Mode

Last week I went on holiday abroad and as data was not included on my contract for that country I had to turn data roaming off. I also had to go into aeroplane mode on the flights there and back. The result was no app notifications for a week.

Learnings about Social Media Marketing

I’m a web developer by day for a large business. Luckily, they are already very well established and they get lots of visits each day. But starting from scratch with promoting my own website has been very daunting, but also very rewarding.

Thoughts from Generate Conference

The other week I was lucky enough to get a ticket to Generate Conference by .net Magazine. There were some really interesting talks, some technical, others more inspirational.

Latest Posts

Refactoring to Laravel 8 Class Model Factories
Refactoring to Laravel 8 Class Model Factories

Laravel 8 introduced new class based model factories and if you have an existing project you can use the legacy factories package to keep using the old factories. I have tended to keep the factories as they were and continue development, but after working on a fresh Laravel 8 project and using the new class based syntax I decided to go back and update the factories in the older Laravel apps. This article explains how I went about refactoring the factories to classes.

The PHP array
The PHP array

Arrays are a useful toolt to store multiple values. You can access a specific value in an array using a key. By default, if you don’t specify keys, they will be numeric and start at zero (not one);

Run Laravel artisan commands in PHP Storm
Run Laravel artisan commands in PHP Storm

PHP Storm has a built in terminal window which you can use to run Laravel artisan commands, but there is a quick configuration change that you can do to make it even easier to run artisan commands.

How NOT to make a website

How NOT to make a Website

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Nigel's Intranet Adventure

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