An Alternative Way to Write In Code

I found this sweet little tidbit on Pinterest and had to share it: This honestly takes me back to the days when I used to write messages to my friends in “code” to keep them “secret”. I even tried learning Elvish at one point. Anyways, I just wanted to share it cuz I thought it […]

How To Turn On Semantic Highlighting for PHP in PhpStorm

I have to be honest with you: semantic highlighting for PHP has changed my coding life.  I am very much spoiled by it now and you know what, I don’t mind at all.  There I said it.  I am definitely a code snob now and I am perfectly ok with it.  I am also much […]

Php-d3-lib update: v1.1 has been released

Woot!  I am happy to report that Php-d3-lib v1.1 has been rolled out. v1.1 includes: a brand new simple line graph option with tool tips all existing graphs and charts updated to D3.js v4 all graphs and charts updated with the “autosize” option so graphs will size to their container on load and screen resize […]

How to prune deleted remote branches within Sourcetree

Situation: You’ve deleted some branches from your online repo but they don’t go away from your “Remotes” section in your Sourcetree sidebar. So I just discovered how to resolve this and wanted to share the wealth.  See below: 1. Click “Repository” in top menu. 2. Click “Fetch” 3. Check the “Fetch from all remotes” box 4. […]

How Classical Music Helps Me Code Better

I recently had a rockin’ coding stint where I was completely “in the zone” and coding up a storm in a way I haven’t done in some time. Don’t get me wrong, I code a lot on the regular (work and open source projects, etc.) but doing so while completely focused with no distractions of […]