PHP_CodeSniffer in VSCode Using the phpcs Extension

In our previous article, we discussed how to use the PHP_CodeSniffer scripts from the command line to verify our code matches the standards we’ve created. The huge downside to that process is that we’re constantly having to switch between our editor and our terminal to check our code. It’s enough to make us want to pull out our hair.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to use the phpcs extension for Visual Studio Code to check our code as we write it.

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In our previous article, we discussed why we need a coding standard and why we should be using the PSR-2 or PSR-12 coding standards. In this article, we’re going to discuss a tool we can use to verify that our code is using that standard and correct it if it’s not.

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Grandfather-father-son Backup

Happy World Backup Day!. To celebrate we’re doing a quick article to discuss a topic important to backups the Grandfather-father-son backup.

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The PSR Coding Standards

There are as many ways of formatting our code as there are developers who write it. When we’re working on a team there needs to be a common way to format the code to maximize team cohesion.

By having a coding standard we can define exactly how we expect the code to be formatted and make it easier for everyone to read. In this article we’ll discuss why we need a coding standard, what should be included, and why we should start by looking at the PSR family of standards.

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How To Work With Enumerations in Laravel Framework 9

Laravel 9 was released on February 8th, 2022 and it came with some nice new features that we want to highlight.

In this article, we’ll discuss how to work with enumerations in Laravel Framework 9+

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What is Static Code Analysis

As developers, we’re always looking for ways to make sure that the code that we deliver to our customers is as error-free as possible. There are lots of ways that we can do this but most developers tend to rely on manual and automated testing.

Manual testing is flawed because we constantly have to redo our tests manually. Automated Tests are more efficient because it’s automatically done which can save us huge amounts of time. The downside is that they require a non-trivial amount of effort from the developers to create them off.

There’s a third option that’s generally overlooked as a way to improve our code’s quality requiring just a little extra effort on our part. That’s using static code analysis. In this article, we’ll discuss what static code analysis is and why we should be using it on every commit.

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Upgrading From Laravel 8.x to Laravel 9.x

Laravel 9 was released on 2/8/2022 and in this article, we’ll describe how to update our applications from Laravel 8 to Laravel 9.

If you’re upgrading from a previous version make sure you check out our article on how to upgrade to Laravel 8. You’ll have to upgrade through each version one at a time.

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