Apps & OS's Coding

Installing Laravel complete with PHPUnit support (with Composer)

Laravel is an awesome PHP framework and comes with support for unit testing with PHPUnit out of the box! So… I thought I’d post up this quick guide as a reference to others and in my opinion is a rather neat way of keeping Composer and PHPUnit contained inside the project as opposed to installing […]

Coding Technology

Using Composer in your own PHP projects with your own Git packages/libraries

Composer is fast becoming the defacto standard for managing packages and dependencies in PHP applications. Composer is like Bundler, a dependency manager for Ruby on Rails! In this post I’ll be showing you how you can configure your own application to use Composer’s features and how  to automatically install and update your own packages from GitHub. In […]


Using git/composer on Windows 7 via. an authenticated proxy server.

Recently I had a requirement to connect to Git including using Composer via an authenticated HTTP proxy server, I thought I’d share my solution with you all. The machine I was using was a Windows 7 Professional machine (not my OS of choice!), connecting to a corporate proxy server using my ActiveDirectory credentials. After several hours […]