MySQL Command Line Tool: Unleash the Power of mycli

I had a mission, for many years. As Perceval wanted to find the Holy Grail, I wanted to find a good interface for MySQL. Then, in the corner of the Internet, where all hope were gone, I saw the Light. The end of my quest. The final answer to my questions. I found mycli! »

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Build Your Development Environment For More Productivity

Did you heard about development environments centered around this fantastic tool, the Terminal? No? You think it's stupid? Whatever your judgements, let them at the door of this article. Here's the chance to prove to the world that you're a powerful open-minded developer: come with me, I will show you what it looks like to feel efficient with your development environment. »

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PHP Code Quality Tools to Check and Improve your Code

Oh no! You're working on an application which is as messy as your flat! You don't understand anything, every bug takes weeks to fix. You need to improve the quality of your PHP code... but how? What tool to use? A hoover? Don't worry, dear reader, I have some answers for you. »

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Vim for PHP: The Complete Guide for a Powerful PHP IDE

I can see you spitting your cereals in front of you computer. 'What? A PHP IDE with Vim? Are you insane?'. If I am, I'm not the only one: many developers use Vim, why not PHP developers? This article will describe everything you need for you to build your own personal IDE, which fits your way of working and answers your specific needs. »

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How did I Replace PhpStorm by Vim in my Heart

Behold the story of a developer (me) who were mocking his colleague for using Vim! He was young, innocent and presumptuous! But at the end, he understood why Vim is so praised since the 70s: it's the best editor ever. I won't go into a crusade to evangelise you with Vim, but you need to know my story: how I ended up using Vim after years with PhpStorm. »

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10 PhpStorm Shorcuts and Tricks you Should Know

PhpStorm is my favorite IDE for coding in PHP: pretty stable, you can do a lot with it. A shed load of stuff in fact. Even coding! The guys from Jetbrains tried to integrate every useful tools for a web developer in one software and, I have to say, it is pretty well done! You can configure easily a debugger, using a terminal, sending requests to your remote or local databases. »

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