A wrap-up of my time spent creating Annotated Container.
Part 2 of a 3-part series introducing a dependency injection framework named Annotated Container. In this article, I go into detail how to solve three common problems working with Annotated Container; dealing with multiple aliases, injecting non-object values, and integrating with third-party services that can't be annotated.
Part 1 of a 3-part series introducing a dependency injection framework powered by PHP 8 Attributes. This article provides some motivations behind the library and basic usage.
An amazing thing happened in my career, and I'm excited to tell you about it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My original blog was hosted on cspray.net. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
My name is Charles Sprayberry. I've been making confused expressions while writing code for the past
10 years. Sometimes I get paid while doing it, other times I do it for free. Occasionally, I get the
urge to ramble about the things I've done with code and this website is a collection of those
ramblings. My professional and personal focus is currently on PHP, but I have written applications
in many other shitty languages. When I'm not writing code or stroking my glorious beard I like to
spend time with my wife, play with my dog, shitpost on Twitter, and other things I'm not gonna tell
My OSS Projects
A suite of opinionated libraries and frameworks with the intent of easily building production-ready applications
on top of Amp. Provides a foundation for wiring your dependency graph, configuring your app
settings, emitting semantic events, creating reusable Plugins, and other utilities when creating async applications.
Frameworks built on top of that foundation enable building feature-rich HTTP and CLI applications.
With a focus on integration testing AsyncUnit aims to be a well-tested, easy-to-use
testing framework with first-class awareness of the Amp Loop. Utilizes PHP8 Attributes
to compile your test suite information into a set of runnable test instructions. With
the capacity to keep long-running connections to a database or HTTP server open, AsyncUnit
is deal for your integration testing. It can be used in conjunction with amphp/phpunit-util
or as both your unit and integration testing framework.
Compose immutable OutputStream designed for
outputting styled text to a Terminal. With support for the standard 8 ANSI colors and formatting you can easily make your Amp apps interacting with the console a little
Building a modern web app you've undoubtedly had to deal with Cross Origin Requests. This library
aims to make dealing with these type of requests for Amp http-server applications easy to deal
with. Providing an array-based configuration and an object-oriented, fluent API for defining CORs
makes this library flexible enough to work with however you prefer to handle this concern.