ZendCon 2017 Recap

ZendCon 2017 Recap

ZendCon 2017 has come and gone. I know it was months ago at the time of writing this but.. Better late then never! It was an amazing event to be able to speak at and attend. With how many days the conference is, it really almost is almost like a vacation haha....
Microservices

Microservices

Microservices are a great way to build applications at scale (or at least preparing for scale). There a multitude of reasons why this approach is smart but I’ve also seen it overly abused. At a previous employer, we had a grand vision for a microservice based...
How to remove bad links from other websites.

How to remove bad links from other websites.

Backlinking is important to ranking well on search engines. Quality of the referring site is very detrimental to the “weight” of the link back to your site or page. There are however bad SEO practices out there where people blanket post their site all...
The Many Benefits of Jenkins

The Many Benefits of Jenkins

I recently read an article about someone bashing Jenkins. I’ll refrain from backlinking the article cause it isn’t worth your time to read. The article read as if a team member (not a lead) was complaining about Jenkins and the process/pipeline that was...
Online Charting for Infrastructure Diagrams

Online Charting for Infrastructure Diagrams

If you are looking for a good tool to create charts & diagrams for anything pretty much. Lucid Charts is an amazing freemium tool that allows you to make charts for AWS infrastructure, workflow diagrams, and much more. You can use up to 100 elements for free per...
How to get connected with the PHP community

How to get connected with the PHP community

Get Involved with the PHP Community! One of the biggest things I hear from developers is how to get their name out there and keeps tabs on whats happening in the PHP space. The best advice I can give is to get on twitter and start following the key people that...
I got a Tesla Model 3 Beta Car!

I got a Tesla Model 3 Beta Car!

Proud owner of a Tesla Model 3 Beta Car! I mean check it out guys, took some pictures cause I knew no-one would believe me. I got the plug! Since I’m an Elon Musk fan and proponent of self driving cars, (cause you all suck at driving and computers are better at...