Category: Development

Developments Of My Developments

I’ve got a few things to cover in this post, all relating to developing web thingies, that I’ve come to realise in the past few weeks. 1. Codeivate I recently discovered a service called Codeivate which basically has a bunch of plugins for popular editors/IDEs which track your activity and report the details back to their system. This lets you see the types of files you work on and how long you spend typing at once,  which can give you some pretty great insights into your focus levels and typical workflow. It also awards you EXP against each file type which level up, and contributes to your overall level – so you feel an…

Because Debugging Into the Page is Bad Practice

Because I run into issues of locating debug output or messing up element placement it’s bad practice, I wrote a Sublime snippet to help me output stuff from PHP into the JavaScript console! To get it: open Sublime, then Tools > New Snippet… and paste this Gist over the contents of the snippet template. To use it: make sure your current syntax is PHP, type clog, hit enter, and type the output you want to display. It uses JSON so feel free to throw objects or whatever at it, though be aware of property visibility with objects.