Is anyone here a Certified Laravel Developer? If so, can you give insights on the certification exam?

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I’ve been using Tiny Tiny RSS since Google Reader shut down. It’s self-hosted, which I like and I’ve been pretty happy with it.

But I looked at the code the other day.

It was originally written in 2005, and it shows. This is before the PHP Standards Group (now PHP-FIG) was even formed. This was the early, Wild Wild West, WordPress-era days of PHP.

As a modern PHP developer who works hard to write clean code that follows best practices, it’s hard for me to read this kind of code. Reminds me of my early days. And this is exactly the kind of code that makes other devs besmirch PHP, because they think it’s all like that.

So, I’m thinking about writing my own RSS reader that’s API-compatible with TT-RSS, so I can continue to use the same mobile app.

I probably won’t do it, because I don’t really have the time to devote to that kind of project. But I’d really like to.

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#AskFedi #AskFediverse

My wife and I have been talking about emigrating from the US recently.

I’m a web developer who works from home. My wife is a homemaker. Our four kids have been doing remote school or homeschool since the pandemic began. We don’t have much tying us down.

We’d like suggestions on countries which might be good options for us.

Here’s the main things we’re looking for.

easily available good Internet access (required for my work)
temperate to warm climate. Mediterranean would be good, but a little warmer is fine
access to the general conveniences that we are used to (somewhat flexible on this)
cost of living not too outrageous (probably excludes most of Europe)
has had a good pandemic response
we are willing to learn a new language, so reasonable access to stuff as English speakers while we learn would be good
safe (this is somewhat subjective and intentionally broad, as it could encompass both local crime and political stability)

Places we’ve considered:

New Zealand (probably too expensive)

Now, as to why we’re considering this:

We live in Houston, Texas. We both were born and grew up in the US, her in Pennsylvania, me in Washington and Texas.

We really like Texas, but the pandemic has really brought out the worst parts of many people here. The sense of individualism and entitlement over the needs of the community has made life pretty awful. We’ve been trying to do our best to follow medical guidelines, masking around others, social distancing, getting the vaccine, but so many people just don’t care.

We had to take the kids to the dentist for their regular checkup yesterday, and despite the meant signs telling people to wear a mask, one lady ans her four-year-old are just sitting there maskless. Meanwhile, ICUs (including pediatric) are completely full throughout the city because of COVID cases.

We’ve talked about moving to another state, but don’t think it would be enough of a change.

So, we’re thinking about leaving the country. We want to live somewhere where people care about other people, not just themselves.

Honestly, this is probably not going to happen, but we’re considering it.

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30 years ago, a Finnish student announced his hobby operating system (won't be big and professional like GNU) to the Minix community.

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When I spend like four days trying fix a bug, and finally find the cause of the bug, and the fix is a single line of code changed, and less than twenty bytes, I don’t know if I should be relieved or upset.

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I once spent most of a day writing methods for determining the sunrise and sunset time for a given location and date, because we switched weather data providers and the new one didn’t include it.

Then I found

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"So much was forgotten along the way"

submitted by PadrinoFive7

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In a cage match battle to the death, who would win between Socrates and Confucius?

For the purpose of this question, assume they have been reincarnated in their prime forms. So they are as wise as they were at death, but as strong as they were in their youth.

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Got my first task at my new job up for code review. Feels like a nice accomplishment.

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Go figure. I’ve got my first task at my new job ready for code review this morning, and GitHub is having issues, and won’t let me push my code. 😧

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Two things I learned today about HTML lists:

list-style-type css property can take a string as it’s value, which will just use that instead of a specific bullet type
The li::marker pseudo-selector can be used to style the bullet, with the usual things like color, font, etc.

#html #css #webdev

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Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day.

Give a man a poison fish and you’ll feed him for the rest of his life.

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I don’t know who needs to see this, but if you’d like to see pictures of anime girls (safe for work) with programming books, there’s apparently a git repo for that.

#Anime #waifu #programming

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Got a job offer today.

It’s 20% more than what I’m making right now, and the company sounds less hectic than what I’m doing now.

I haven’t accepted the offer yet, but I’m pretty excited.

And, during my live coding interview, they told me they were impressed with my “furious” typing. 😆

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Hey, by the way, a couple years ago, one of my coworkers was named Ramsey. While a was code reviewing one of his PRs, I noticed he added ramsey/uuid to our composer.json, and I thought he was adding something he wrote, which seemed weird to me.

It wasn’t until a few months later when I saw it in Laravel’s composer.json and thought, “there’s no way that Taylor Otwell let in a package that Ramsey wrote.” So, I had to look you up to realize that you were not the Ramsey I knew.

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