Tony Lea

Installing Laravel on Amazon EC2

September 19, 2013 Amazon EC2 makes it very easy to scale the servers that our web applications live on. This video tutorial will show you how to load up an Amazon EC2 ubuntu server and setup Apache, PHP, & MySQL on the...

OS X and Composer Error 'PHP.ini does not exist'

August 13, 2013 So, I finally decided to move away from using MAMP, which is great; however, I am having to do a lot of troubleshooting. After getting my MAMP stack all setup I was adding all my Laravel projects and ...

5 Things Only Developers will find funny

July 26, 2013 So The newest article by buzzfeed has been getting a lot of... 'buzz' (sorry for the lame reference)... Anyway they have done a good round-up of some things that developers will find funny. That's coo...

How to add a new column to the database using migrations

June 21, 2013 Using migrations in laravel 4 allows users to keep a version control of their database. If you aren't familiar with migrations I'll give you a quick rundown. A migration is a file that creates, update...

Renaming Database Tables in Laravel 4

June 19, 2013 Lets say you've been digging Laravel Migrations and you run into an instance where you need to rename your table. Would you manually change the migrations you already created to reflect the new table ...

How to Open Sublime Text via Terminal

June 11, 2013 Back when I was using TextMate I was easily able to navigate to a directory in terminal and type 'mate .' and open up a specific file or directory in TextMate. Well with Sublime Text 2 you can do this...

PHP the difference between single and double quotes

November 15, 2012 I've been programming in PHP for nearly 10 years, and I would consider myself to be fairly competent with the language. It's funny that some of the simplest things that I would program in PHP I would ...

What are the best tools/languages for Web Development?

October 21, 2012 Do you often wonder if the framework, language, or tools you use will reflect the outcome of your web project? Sometimes we can get so caught up in what to use for our latest idea that it can distract...

How to get Memory and CPU usage in PHP

September 27, 2012 So, a couple weeks ago I experienced heavy server overloads on an app due to so many concurrent users. There may have also been some code clean up that was necessary. Either way it was kind of a heada...

Detect if your browser supports WebSockets

September 25, 2012 WebSockets are great for creating a bi-directional connection between the server and the client. It's also great for making some awesome real-time and interactive web apps. The only downfall with WebS...

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