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Here, you'll find articles to help you improve your web development skills, regardless of whether you're building them with PHP or Go, or need to grow your DevOps skills.
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Restrict HTTP Request Methods in Go 1.22
Thu, Apr 11, 2024

Restrict HTTP Request Methods in Go 1.22

Restricting HTTP request methods, when working with net/http prior to Go 1.22 was a little complicated. However, that’s all changed. Now, it’s pretty trivial. In this short tutorial, I’ll show you the new approach.

Go mod tidy - A Quick Introduction
Fri, Apr 5, 2024

Go mod tidy - A Quick Introduction

What is go mod tidy and why you would use it? In this short tutorial you’ll get a brief introduction to what it is and see the essentials of how to use it.

Debug Go Code with Visual Studio Code
Wed, Mar 27, 2024

Debug Go Code with Visual Studio Code

Recently, I started debugging Go code using Visual Studio Code. Some minor hiccups aside, it was pretty trivial to get up and going. This is the short version of what you need to do to get started.

How to Test PHP Apps Running in Docker Containers
Sat, Nov 11, 2023

How to Test PHP Apps Running in Docker Containers

Docker and Docker Compose simplify setting up local development environments for developing PHP apps and for deploying them, whether locally or remotely. But, when your PHP app is running inside a Docker container, how do you run your tests — especially test suites that depend on resources such as database or caching servers? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do so.

Override an Image's Command with Docker Compose
Thu, Oct 26, 2023

Override an Image's Command with Docker Compose

Sometimes, you need to override an image’s command when launching a container with Docker Compose. If you need to do that, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how — without the need to update an image’s Dockerfile or shell scripts.

Override an Image's Command with Docker Compose
Thu, Oct 26, 2023

Override an Image's Command with Docker Compose

Sometimes, you need to override an image’s command when launching a container with Docker Compose. If you need to do that, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how — without the need to update an image’s Dockerfile or shell scripts.

Understanding Go's Empty Interface
Tue, Sep 12, 2023

Understanding Go's Empty Interface

Recently, while working with the Twilio Lookup API, I had the opportunity to properly learn about Go’s empty interface. During the process, I realised that I didn’t understand it properly, so took the opportunity to do so. Today, I am going to step through what it is and how simple they are to work with.


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