Ramblings of an Engineer

Tag - Tips

Laravel resource and subdomain routes

Working on a side project this weekend I encountered an inconvenient default behaviour in Laravel's routing. Primarily, it just wasn't documented. Courtesy of this StackOverflow answer, I found the issue. As a...

Continuous TLS

This is a quick code dump post to share a script for automating LetsEncrypt certificate renewals for my blog! What is LetsEncrypt? LetsEncrypt is a certificate authority who’s goal is to provide free certificates to...

Travel Tips From an Evangelist

Three states in three days – or more! Life on the road can be fun and exhilarating but equally exhausting at the same time. Earlier this month I bounced between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 48 hours! Here’s a...

Zen Coding in PhpStorm

Zen Coding in PHPStorm is AWESOME! I was first introduced to it by Zak Henry after my Building static sites with Sculpin talk at SydPHP back in May. Over the last month it’s been invaluable! Zen mode is ultimately HTML...

Cache, Cache-Control and CDNs

With the recent relaunch of my now static site I’ve had a lot of fun with cache expiry and dealing with CloudFront as a CDN. Here’s a small cache of wisdom I’ve gleamed from setting it up! Refresher on server/cdn cache...