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For new Linux server installs, don’t forget to install the CURL library before installing Symfony or WordPress

Don't forget to install CURL after installing PHP. The Symfony PHP framework needs it, Wordpress needs it. Most websites running PHP need CURL. I find something will need it and if your website is going to talk to other websites, you're probably going to need CURL. Just make it a habit before rebooting after you…

VIM Cheatsheet: For those coders who just don’t get what all the fuss is about VIM, here’s a resource for you

I occasionally jump onto my VIM emulator in PHP Storm and use it to do some special editing and selections, but I found PHP Storm has so much convenience with the mouse I hardly bother using all the time saving tools VIM has to offer.  I hear VIM is a great web development tool that…

How to know if a certain array key exists in an associative array in PHP

In most PHP frameworks or any basic MVC systems, you are probably using a lot more, if not completely exclusively, associative arrays to send data to classes and their methods, to databases, and receiving data back from libraries interacting with databases that will provide your scripts in an associative array format. The key/value pairing is…

Eclipse IDE: Changing code theme is very easy

For web development and writing mostly code in PHP / Symfony, I prefer PHP Storm.  I do also use the Eclipse IDE and have been happy with its latest version, Eclipse Luna, since it has a Symfony, Twig and YML modules which are full of code helpers and on-the-fly validation and overall it is very…

Looking to Learn Symfony? It should be mandatory to first watch Chris Moss’s Learning Symfony 2.3 video series!

If you are looking to learn more about the Symfony PHP framework, you can gain confidence watching a real pro slug through a few projects and pick up a lot of great, helpful tips along the way while chuckling at the real English he pervasively sprinkles with entertaining British anecdotes and self-outrage.  Chris, you're really…
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