The Blog

How to Manually Create a Mezzio Application

How to Manually Create a Mezzio Application

Thu, Aug 13, 2020

If you want to build applications in PHP — from one-page apps to enterprise-grade applications — PHP’s Mezzio framework is a excellent framework to choose. In this tutorial, which is an excerpt from my new book, Mezzio Essentials, I’ll show you how to manually build an application in Mezzio.

How I Create My Pluralsight Courses

How I Create My Pluralsight Courses

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Last week, my most recent Pluralsight course launched! In this post, as well as shamelessly promoting it, I step through what it took to create it, including my online course creation process.

Goodbye Master Zend Framework. So Long. Farewell.

Goodbye Master Zend Framework. So Long. Farewell.

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

It’s with some sadness, that earlier this week, I wished a fond farewell to the biggest blog I ever created, Master Zend Framework. Given that, it only feels right — and responsible — to talk about what motivated the decision to close the blog, and what the future holds for the blog’s content.

How to Set Custom Attributes in the Asciidoctor.js Live Preview Extension

How to Set Custom Attributes in the Asciidoctor.js Live Preview Extension

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

In this post, I step through how to set custom AsciiDoc attributes in the Asciidoctor.js Live Preview Extension for Firefox (and Chromium/Chrome). By doing so, you can preview your content properly and avoid setting attributes directly in your AsciiDoc content and other hacks.

The Essentials of Learning Java

The Essentials of Learning Java

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

If you’re getting started learning Java, whether because you want to or you have to, I want to help you out, as I’m learning Java again too. In this post, I set out what I think you need to know to get started with it, or what your first few steps will likely entail.

How to Include Remote Sources in AsciiDoc

How to Include Remote Sources in AsciiDoc

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

AsciiDoc can include code from remote sources, not just local files. In this post, I’m going to show you both how to do it, as well as how doing so can make your content extremely flexible and much less intensive to maintain.