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How to Tag and Push a Release with Git
Set the `-a` and the `-m` flags like so git tag -a v1.0.0 -m "Note about the release goes here" Then to push the tag to a repository git push origin --tags And that's it! Here are the docs [
Written by Sean Behan on 11/29/2017
How to Make an iOS App Icon from a File on the Command Line or Web Browser
If you need to make iOS app icon assets from a photo, take a look at the [Make App Icon]( website and API. They will let you upload an image from a web browser (in exchange for an email) and then email you the assets you can just...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/28/2017
Simple Way to Calculate the Odds of Something Happening
Here is a quick way to express a chance of something happening. This is an example in JavaScript that gives you a 1 in 3 chance of being true. [true, false, false].sort(function(){ return Math.random() >= 0.5 ? 1 : -1 })[0] Basically, we popu...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/27/2017
PHP Headers for Sending CSV File Downloads
If you would like to force a file download prompt to the user, instead of just outputting the text to the browser, use the following headers. ...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/25/2017
XPath with HTML in PHP One Liner
Here is a one liner for using XPATH with HTML in PHP $doc = new DOMXPath(@DOMDocument::loadHTML(file_get_contents(""))); Now you can use XPATH to query the html.. foreach($doc->query("//a") as $el){ echo $el->no...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/14/2017
How to Calculate Age with PHP
Calculate age in PHP $your_birthday = '1982-08-29'; $difference = date_diff(date_create(), date_create($your_birthday)); $age = $difference->format('%Y'); // 35 Short and sweet
Written by Sean Behan on 11/11/2017
How to Use Named Variables with Postgres and PHP PDO Driver
You can write reusable scripts with Postgres by taking advantage of named variables. A named variable starts with a `:` in your sql script. Here is an example select :a_number You can then use this statement with `psql` and the `--variable` fl...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/11/2017
How to Get a Random Item from an Array in PHP
Use this snippet for grabbing a random item from an array in php $fruits = ['apple', 'banana', 'carrot', 'date', 'elderberry']; echo array_rand(array_flip($fruits)); // => 'banana' PHP's `array_flip` makes the keys the values and the valu...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/10/2017
Connect to Postgres on Heroku using DATABASE_URL Config Var with PHP and PDO
Unfortunately PHP's PDO constructor doesn't take a database connection url (in a format that Heroku makes available as a config var) as an argument. It has its own, rather odd syntax. However, it's easy enough to extract url parts with the `parse_url`...
Written by Sean Behan on 11/10/2017
How to Slugify a String in PHP
Here is a snippet for generating a URL friendly slug in PHP function slugify($string){ return strtolower(trim(preg_replace('/[^A-Za-z0-9-]+/', '-', $string), '-')); } And you can use it in your code like so ...
Written by Sean Behan on 10/26/2017
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