All entries of my technical and business blog.

Are programming surveys accurate?

Please indulge me on a bit of an open-ended question and discussion. Recently I saw some “state of the XYZ” surveys where those were specific languages. The surveys were only answered by about 3,000 people each. And then people spoke about them as authoritative references. But are these surveys actually accurate? (more…)

Backup All Your Github Repos Script

I had a nightmare that someone had access to my Github account and was deleting every repo I had before my eyes. I couldn’t figure out how to stop them and invalidate the proper token. I woke up and decided that I am not ok with this one point-of-failure of my historical work. So I wrote a script to back it up. (more…)

Highlight Laravel Logs in PHPStorm

I’d like to say I don’t ever have tons of error logs in my Laravel projects - but, sometimes it happens. With a sea of text, how can you see what you need to see easily? Enter JetBrain’s idealog plugin in PHPStorm. (more…)

Capture and redirect all Laravel email

First off, if you can use something like mailtrap I definitely recommend doing it. Mailtrap provides credentials and configuration so you can capture all of your email into a test inbox. But if that’s not possible, there is another option - and it has to do with Laravel’s mail events. (more…)

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