7th December 2020
We talk about upgrading a rather large application from Laravel 5.1 up to Laravel 6 using the paid Laravel Shift services, and covering the reasons why we didn't upgrade sooner, backporting woes, the shift process and how we tested it all too!
If you're interested in more about Laravel Shift, check out their website at https://laravelshift.com.
Takes 1 hour 14 minutes 23 seconds to listen to.
29th October 2020
We have a confession. We had a beautiful (ok, maybe just good) episode 8 lined up a few months ago all nicely recorded with our friend Luke again and it should have just been an easy one to release.
But no. Real life stuff gets in the way, the world endures a pandemic, and work goes crazy. So... apologies. This is much later than planned, and we now know much more about PHP 8 (and its even been released early, unlike this episode!).
But we didn't want to deny you the pleasure of hearing Chris, Joel and Luke once again, so we present a slightly late PHP 8 episode 8. (And that rhymes too...)
We promise we'll be back soon with a fresh new episode too!
Takes 45 minutes 26 seconds to listen to.
29th June 2020
We are back once again with a special guest Luke Renfrew as we catch up on life after previously working with Chris and Joel
We cover off changing teams and jobs, coding standards, using new tech, documentation and application design, life outside of an agency and technical debt
(Apologies for the background noise at the beginning too, we tried hard to clean it up but it should calm down after a minute or so!)
Takes 58 minutes 8 seconds to listen to.
22nd April 2020
Catchup, job titles and labelling developers, kubernetes and virtual working...
Episode 6 (or Season 2 Episode 1 as Chris wants to call it as its been a while...) is now out and includes:
Takes 1 hour 4 minutes 31 seconds to listen to.
20th October 2019
A bit of a special episode covering Chris' conversion from Google Android to an Apple iPhone and Watch
We discuss why he changed, the benefits and goodies and a few bad points too
If you're not much of an Apple fan you can skip this episode and we'll be back next time with some more development and devops!
Takes 46 minutes 49 seconds to listen to.
6th October 2019
PHP 7.1 End of Life, PHP 7.4, the new Laravel Ignition error handler, PHP-Plus and Docker...
Episode 4 is packed with PHP goodness, including:
Links are in the topic bullet points above!
Takes 52 minutes 59 seconds to listen to.
27th August 2019
P++, Laravel 6, Inertia.js, Burnout and Developer access to servers...
We didn't give up yet... (although it's a touch later than we'd like!) - but here's episode 3, including topics such as:
Links are in the topic bullet points above!
Takes 1 hour 6 minutes 35 seconds to listen to.
28th July 2019
How we launched, Laravel Vapor rumours, Valet, Valet Plus and Docker, and more VSCode...
In our second show, we talk a little about our journey to launch before getting on to the juicy tech stuff such as:
Chris’ plugins for the show
PHPUnit Test Explorer for Visual Studio Code
Other useful links
Wavesurfer.js Audio Player
Laravel Vapor (spoiler: it's out now and we guessed right...)
Valet for Mac
Valet Plus for Mac
Takes 58 minutes 9 seconds to listen to.
6th July 2019
VS Code in the browser, IDE Plugins, iPad Pros, JetBrains, Laravel and tmpfs…
In our first ever show, we talk a little about ourselves, why we’re called Failed To Launch, before getting on to the juicy tech stuff such as:
Chris’ Visual Studio Code Plugins
Intelephpense - personally the best intelligence for PHP
PHP file types - add some useful right click menu items for creating certain PHP files
Better PHPUnit - gives a easy way to run tests in the correct context of your cursor
Chris’ PhpStorm Plugins
Deep-assoc-completion - gives some really nice completion for array keys and other objects
Laravel - gives nice completion and click through for views and routes
Stastistic - to get some interesting stats about your projects
Joel's tmpfs RAM disk
mount -t tmpfs -o size=200M tmpfs /mnt/ramdisk
Et voila - /mnt/ramdisk is now running from your RAM, and you can tweak how big it is via the size value
Takes 1 hour 9 minutes 36 seconds to listen to.
Chris is from the West Midlands (UK) and is a Laravel and PHP developer at DRPG since 2015
He spends most of his time tinkering with Laravel, React, Tailwind and many other frameworks, tech and tools.
Chris' claim to fame is once meeting Taylor Otwell himself at Laracon in New York.
Joel is originally from Kent but now resides in Worcestershire (UK), and is a DevOps engineer at DRPG since 2015, but was also a PHP developer before that.
He usually spends all his time just
ls-ing around in a terminal (according to work colleagues).
Joel also loves travelling and has lived in many places in the UK, but one of his most favourite places is California and Orlando (or the worldwide theme park capitals!).