Let’s wrap up this series of tips, and show one final example when setting an explicit primary key value can improve the quality of your tests.
Yesterday I shared an example where setting explicit primary key values in your tests can make your tests more reliable. Let’s take a look at another example.
Based on the projects I’ve seen over the years, it’s a bit unusual to set an explicit primary key value when arranging the database state for a feature test. I’d like to share a few times when this strategy can make your tests more reliable.
Ever wish you could listen to Aaron and I talk about random programming topics? Well do I have some news for you.
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is an important tool to be aware of when developing apps for production. I recently tried out Scout APM and it’s new first-class support for Laravel and PHP. Whether you’re a seasoned APM pro or have never used this tool at all, you may be interested in my findings.
There are times you may want to update a single Composer package without updating everything in your project all at once. I’ve put together a few tips to keep in mind when using this workflow.
Are you comfortable with Forge and a VPS like Digital Ocean, but considering a move to AWS? While a lot is the same, there are some nuances to making the move. I’ll walk you through some common questions and share some tips on how to make the most of the new hosting environment.
Apologies in advance, dear RSS reader. I’ve migrated platforms and as a result, you may see a bunch of old posts in your feed. In exchange for this minor inconvenience, I have good news to report on the future of this blog.
From time to time, I see people lamenting how many sites are “stuck” on old versions of PHP. Other times, I see people dealing with poor (shared) hosting environments, manual deploys with FTP, no local testing environment, and so on. Instead of sitting back and shaking my head, I’ve decided to do something about it.
We’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect,” but how you practice and what you practice are critical to making it an effective practice session. Consider some tips from a recent “Learning how to Learn” newsletter.