The Cage Cricket application is my first cross-platform mobile application built using Trigger.io and Parse, and works on iOS and Android.
For Halloween, I helped wonga.com reskin an old app they had originally developed with a third-party agency. The app used Adobe Flash as the main user interface, with a PHP / MySQL backend.
I created a second Facebook app for the Financial Times that scrapes a number of RSS feeds to bring in editorial content into Facebook. The app uses XML for flat-file storage and caching to speed up loading.
The LOVEFiLM Android Application was my first project as Development Manager, responsible for a team of four.
I created a simple application for the Financial Times Facebook Fan Page, using PHP and a XML flat-file store. The application had a CMS backend to allow an administrator to customise the images, URLs and text for each of the boxes (up to 6 supported).
Master the Git commands using this useful Cheat Sheet. Printable PDF version included, covering everything from creating a repo to make changes, and working with branches.
I recently found that the SSH library from LaravelCollective uses was quite limited in what it allowed. However, by accessing the underlying libraries, you can extend the functionality available to interact further with SSH / SFTP servers.
Working with multiple clients with their own AWS setups and security groups makes it difficult to work remotely sometimes. For instance, updating the many security groups with my current (dynamic) IP address so I can SSH into the server. Luckily, I’ve created a script for that.
Laravel 5.2 is already good at sanitizing input data received from GET and POST data, but it doesn’t remove excessive spacing at the beginning or end of the data. Luckily, this is easy to achieve using Custom Middleware.
Ever needed to copy a remote database into a local environment to run tests on? This tutorial includes a bash command line script you can use to easily replicate a remote MySQL database to another environment.
Recently, I had to create a Laravel Artisan script that would log into a SFTP server, check if a certain file exists, and then upload / override the file. To achieve this, I used the SSH library from LaravelCollective. This tutorial covers how to log into a remote server using SSH / SFTP and upload or download files.