It’s no secret that Git is an essential tool for all kinds of software. Git isn’t terribly hard to pick up, yet has a complex learning curve. The neat thing about the learning curve is the little tricks just waiting to be picked up. Today, I will be going over something that can be massively […]
As a developer, a fair portion of your time is spent on the command line. Certain command are used religiously, so why not save a keystroke or ten? Let’s take a common unix need: updating your packages. When you update, you use something like this: sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade Wouldn’t it be […]
Digging into the trenches of responsive design can be surprisingly daunting, especially if you’re new to this kind of thing. The amount of shiny front-end build tools seem overwhelming at first, but they are ultimately here to help you. In this post, we’re looking at a shiny build tool called SASS. It’s actually not that shiny, […]
In the last posts, we learned about layouts and partials, but Laravel provides even more functionality. You may ask: why use a component when you can just use partials? In Laravel, components are packed with additional functionality. Components give you separation of concerns, letting you outsource PHP logic to a method outside of your blade […]
When learning a new programming language, a calculator is a great way to flex your ability. Going the extra mile and tacking on extra features proves to be an even more valuable experience. In this article, I will show you how to implement a neat feature: the ability to multiply without an * operator.
If you’re into PHP development, chances are, you’ve messed with or heard of Laravel. To keep it simple, Laravel is a fantastic PHP framework for making all kinds of web apps. As of this writing, Laravel has been around for 9 years and is still massively popular. It’s not going away anytime soon! Laravel uses […]
Cypress is an end-to-end testing framework designed to provide coverage for front-end UIs. Learning how to automate tests has its learning curve, but the benefits grow with your application’s complexity. I was tasked to test a process that involves uploading multiple types of files. In particular, application/pdf and image/* mime-type files. Doing this with Cypress […]
There are 3 posts before this article, checking them out might provide additional context for this article. You can check out part 1(getting up and running), part 2(setting up a build), and part 3(variables and nesting). Now that we’ve covered all of the SASS basics, it’s time to dive into the more advanced features! There […]