Category: Apps

  • Herd for PHP Developers on Mac

    Herd for PHP Developers on Mac

    Herd was announced at Laracon US this year (2023). Herd is a blazing fast, native Laravel and PHP development environment for macOS. It includes everything you need to get started with Laravel development, including PHP and nginx. Once you install Herd, you’re ready to start developing with Laravel. Herd Website If you are a fan…

  • Tools for Sending, Developing, and Testing PHP Application Email

    Tools for Sending, Developing, and Testing PHP Application Email

    When sending emails through PHP on a local development computer I use MailHog. MailHug is a free tool that traps all of the emails sent from your local application and provides an interface to view those emails. Emails trapped by MailHog are not sent to your email recipient making it the perfect tool for testing.…

  • Character Encoding UTF-8: PHP, HTML,and MySQL

    Character Encoding UTF-8: PHP, HTML,and MySQL

    Note: Sequel Pro has not had a stable update in some time and I no longer use it. I love Sequel Pro. However, the default encoding is latin1 and you should be using a form of Unicode like utf8mb4 and utf8mb4_unicode_ci. The next time you add a database with Sequel Pro, or any other client,…