Simple open source package for Laravel RESTful APIs

Hi everyone In my last post about creating simple search and filtering for Laravel I said I was considering creating a package to encapsulate this functionality. Well, I got this done a few weeks ago and have now released it onto Composer (Packagist) as kya/laravel-rest You can find the repository on GitHub here, and the …

Bringing OOP functionality into WordPress

So if, like me, you’re an object orientated programmer and are suddenly asked to build functionality into WordPress it can feel like you’re trapped into procedural code and functions. Consequently; I thought I would whip up a little tutorial of how to work within WordPress, whilst maintaining your OOP integrity. The reason this is important …

When to use GitHub, when to use BitBucket

This is always a bit of a hot topic, especially amongst teams just getting ready to start properly managing their code through remote repositories. Disclaimer: I’m only going to talk about GitHub and BitBucket in this article. If your code is your bread and butter, your only offering; you probably should consider hosting your repositories …

Tips for commercial WordPress, and open source, development

Hi everyone So I’ve been using content management systems on and off for the best part of 10 years. From the by-gone days of PHP Nuke¬†and when content management systems like PHP Fusion¬†were all the rage. To using more modern, and definitely more widely adopted systems like Joomla and, of course, WordPress; and just to …