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DigitalOcean Tutorials

How To Use the DigitalOcean API v2 with Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a DigitalOcean Community Tutorial. Introduction Ansible 2.0 has recently been released, and with it comes support for version 2 of the DigitalOcean API. This means that you can use Ansible to not only provision your web applications, but also to provision and manage your Droplets automatically.

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Development Tutorials

Getting Started with PHPUnit in Laravel

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a Semaphore CI Community Tutorial. Introduction PHPUnit is one of the oldest and most well known unit testing packages for PHP. It is primarily designed for unit testing, which means testing your code in the smallest components possible, but it is also incredibly flexible and can […]

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Pebble

Habits – Pebble Timeline app

I am excited to announce that Habits, my latest Pebble Timeline app has been released! Habits is the evolution of 8-A-Day, designed to help you start and maintain (good) habits through the Pebble Timeline. It supports three different habit frequencies (weekly, daily, and hourly) which you can fully customize to suit your habits and schedule.

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Development

Using Laravel 5 Middleware for Parameter Persistence

I am lucky enough to get to work on a large Laravel 5 full time in my day job, with some awesome developers.I recently came up with what is, in my humble opinion, an elegant and simple solution for what we all initiallythought was quite a complex problem. If you’ve used this trick before,or know […]

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Pebble

Pebble Timeline Challenge Week 10 Winner – 8-A-Day!

I was very excited for my Pebble Timeline app 8-A-Day to be chosen as the week 10 winner of the Pebble Timeline Challenge. Doctors have been telling us this for years: drink 8 glasses of water a day, preferably more. Now, with the 10th winner of the Pebble Timeline Challenge, 8-A-Day, you can have your […]

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DigitalOcean Tutorials

How To Deploy Multiple PHP Applications using Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as part of the Automating Your PHP Application Deployment Process with Ansible tutorial series for the Digital Ocean Community. Introduction This tutorial is the third in a series about deploying PHP applications using Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04. The first tutorial covers the basic steps for deploying an […]

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DigitalOcean Tutorials

How to Deploy an Advanced PHP Application Using Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as part of the Automating Your PHP Application Deployment Process with Ansible tutorial series for the Digital Ocean Community. Introduction This tutorial is the second in a series about deploying PHP applications using Ansible on Ubuntu 14.04. The first tutorial covers the basic steps for deploying an […]

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DigitalOcean Tutorials

How to Deploy a Basic PHP Application using Ansible

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as part of the Automating Your PHP Application Deployment Process with Ansible tutorial series for the Digital Ocean Community. Introduction This tutorial covers the process of provisioning a basic PHP application using Ansible. The goal at the end of this tutorial is to have your new web […]

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DigitalOcean Tutorials

How To Configure Apache Using Ansible on Ubuntu

Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a DigitalOcean Community Tutorial. Introduction Apache is one of the most popular web servers currently used on the Internet. It is easy to set up and configure on Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Debian, as it comes in the package repositories and includes a default configuration […]

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Development

php artisan serve for Laravel 5

Important: In an entertaining example of poor timing, Taylor Otwell added the serve command back into the framework shortly after I published this. There is now no need to use this package. Users of Laravel 4 will remember that it came with a fantastic little command: