hexo(ginal?) Thinking

Giving hexo a shot I've spun up a fair number of node projects in my time, let me tell you, and Hexo is another one of them. Working with Hexo has been, for the most part, delightful. There are a couple areas that I think could improve things for some…

How to: Cold Brew

#DeveloperRocketFuel Coffee is, arguably, the greatest thing that has ever existed ever. It is also, however, one of the most laborious things you can do for yourself and expensive things you can have done for you. The world belongs to Starbucks (and Amazon.. keep it coming Seattle!), but as much…

How PHP 5.4's Closure::bind Saved me From Reflection

A few weeks ago I was faced with a problem: I needed to access private variables within a Library class in our Laravel 4 based web application. The library we're using, installed with Composer, did not offer a way to access any of its properties, instead it offered two public…

MAMP Pro 3 + PECL + Extensions = Working MEMCACHE

Through a twist of fate well beyond my control I find that I must use a development environment every day that requires MySQL, Apache, PHP and Memcached. As it happens, through various personal life choices, very probably also well beyond my control, my daily driver is a MacBook Pro and…

Thingdom JavaScript Wrapper

Of late I have been working working on several different projects in my day to day. Our team has been pushing out the release of a new tool called Thingdom and I'd like to talk a bit about it and the JavaScript wrapper I worked on. What is Thingdom? To…