Install Pecl/Pear on Mac OSX

Use curl as shown below to download the go-pear.phar file or just download the go-pear.phar file via your browser. $ curl -O $ php -d detect_unicode=0 go-pear.phar You’re now ready to configure PEAR for installation. First you need to change the Installation Base. So type 1, and then press Enter. Enter /usr/local/pear Press Enter. … Read more

Laravel Money Format

Need to convert a float or string into a currency format in Laravel? Here are two quick methods. Use PHP’s number_format() in your blade template. You can also add the following to your AppServiceProvider’s boot method. Good luck!

Spatie Laravel Response Cache

How do you cache efficiently in Laravel? Trying to figure out an efficient way to serve data using the least amount of resources is always a challenge to face when scaling. How much of the data to process in the front vs back end. When to cache and how to handle the scope of what … Read more

Heroku Redis Key Eviction Policy

Redis has a maxmemory-policy where it decides how to handle keys when memory limit is reached. noeviction will return errors when the memory limit is reached. allkeys-lru will remove less recently used keys first. volatile-lru will remove less recently used keys first that have an expiry set. allkeys-random will evict random keys. volatile-random will evict … Read more

Vuex Two Way Data Binding

I was having trouble understanding the work-flow and boilerplate of using Vuex state in my components. This article by Markus Oberlehner helped me understand how to bind elements to the state and how to use vuex-map-fields to simplify the process. Here’s the manual way. Read his post to find out about vuex-map-fields