Creating Fake / Test data in PHP

August 18, 2014

Yesterday I was looking around for a way to easily populate a database to test out some of my code. Instead of sitting there for hours punching out tons of random stuff, I decided that there had to be a better way. That's when I ran across Faker.Faker (on Github) is a PHP library the aims to make creating fake data fro testing purposes super, super easy.The easiest way to install faker is via comp...

PHP Database wrapper: Medoo

June 10, 2014

NOTE: I no longer use Medoo, or PHP for this site So the other day (When I was completely rewriting this site), I was looking for a better way to deal with my databases. Particularly, a more secure and easy way to retrieve data from my databases. During my scouring of the Internet, I came across Medoo. Medoo is a simple php database framework that makes is really easy to run queries. It has a d...

Installing Composer and Laravel on a Dreamhost Shared Server

June 8, 2014

The other day I decided I was going to start to learn a PHP Framework. There are tons out there, but I decided I'd like to learn Laravel. By far, the hardest part of getting everything installed and configured, was getting composer installed on my Dreamhost shared server, so I thought I'd show my solution (to help you, and me when I need to do this again :P)First off, you need to make sure that yo...