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Thoughts on HBO Max

June 19th, 2021
Recently social media has been talking about an HBO Max intern that sent an integration testing email to their production mailing list. The focus of a lot of this attention has been on the intern themselves. However, we should be placing more scrutiny on HBO's reaction to this problem.

Customize Symfony Namespaces

June 16th, 2021
While reviewing popular PHP frameworks I ran into some problems customizing the default App namespace commonly used in project scaffolding. This article talks about how to customize the namespace for a Symfony app to ensure expected functionality in a new setup still works.

Embracing Polywork

June 13th, 2021
I recently got invited to Polywork, a new take on a professional social network. In this article I talk about why I really like Polywork and some of the reasons I think it is better than LinkedIn.

Introducing AsyncUnit

May 26th, 2021
I ran into some problems creating an integration test in an Amp powered application that needed to establish a connection to a database. Not finding a suitable solution with PHPUnit or existing testing frameworks I started writing my own with first-class support for asynchronous PHP.

A General Update

May 23rd, 2021
2020 was an absolutely crazy, awful year. Unfortunately it followed up what was the worst year of my life in 2019. In this article I talk about my experiences with the pandemic and why my blog has been quiet.

Getting back a lost domain

May 2nd, 2020
My original blog was hosted on Unfortunately, I made a beginner mistake and forgot to renew my website. I thought it was lost forever but eventually I was able to get it back.

The true and false value

August 26th, 2019
In a deployment to our production application we discovered a long-standing bug that had only just now decided to show itself. Tracking down what was wrong I discovered a value that was simultaneously being treated as true and false!

The Bedpan

March 10th, 2019
My mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and became bed-ridden. I cared for her while she died a painful, degrading death. In this article I talk about something I take for granted but can be taken from you…using the bathroom.

Fighting against surveillance capitalism

February 17th, 2019
I've grown weary of having my entire online existence under surveillance so companies can attempt to squeeze as much revenue out of me as possible. In this revenue I talk about the problem and what I think we can do to help fix it.

Asynchronous testing with amphp and PHPUnit

February 9th, 2019
While writing unit tests for Amp I discovered a way PHPUnit could be modified to reduce amount of boilerplate. This article talks about contributions I made to the amphp-phpunit-util wrapper to make testing with Amp a lot easier!

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