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ExpressionEngine 2 incompatibility with MySQL 5.7.x

ExpressionEngine 2 has issues with MySQL 5.7.x. When searching for existing entries the selct query doesn’t include the field used for DISTINCT. This not only hurts performance, but it is required for …

Audience

Today I started wondering if there is anyone out there who is interested in what I write, code, or think. If you are interested, you can subscribe to my mailing list to get updates on blog posts, …

How to secure your PHP Web App with a simple Firewall

I was trying to find a simple way to secure my PHP Web App when I realized how difficult it could be. Securing it the easy way cost more money than I’m willing to spend, so I decided to build my own …

Docker Explained for PHP Developers in 2018

This post assumes you have a basic understanding of Docker. But what is a basic knowledge? If you aren’t sure, I suggest you read the Get Started docs, and then you will have a basic understanding of …

DigitalOcean Spaces – Learn how to use Spaces with PHP

Update on 10/25/2019: The Flysystem PHP is much easier. Using DigitalOcean Spaces with your next PHP project is a beautiful idea. Spaces will give you all the hard drive space that you could ever …

Skeleton Repo for PHP, JavaScript, and SCSS

I work on a lot of different projects, and each one is unique in its own way. I often find myself installing packages manually and then configuring them. It seems like I repeat myself quite a bit, …

Silex

This year I’ve continued to try different PHP frameworks. The ones I’ve tried are well written and have a fantastic community. I can see how some people may need to rely on a framework that does …

Short Post

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything, so here is a quick update. Website I finally pulled the trigger and implemented AMP. All the pages are now Accelerated Mobile Pages. I didn’t have …

PHP Adapter Design Pattern – Learn How It Can Help You

When I think of an adapter, I think of the three prong to two prong electrical outlet thing. It allows me to plug in an electrical device that has three prongs (one with a ground) into a two prong …

Relationship Models for PHP and MySQL

Want to be in a relationship with a model? If that has always been a dream of yours, then I might be able to help. I firmly believe if you read this blog post, you’ll be able to attract any person …