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Setting up Debugging in MAMP Pro 3.3 and PHPStorm 9

First off, make sure that you have the latest versions of MAMP Pro and PHPStorm installed. At the time of this writing, that is MAMP 3.3 and PHPStorm 9. In MAMP’s PHP tab, check the option for debugger. Edit /Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php<version>/conf/php.ini. … Continue reading


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Getting Composer Working in OSX with MAMP

I just had a bit of a run-around trying to get Composer working in my local MAMP environment, so I thought I’d share a few of the extra steps I had to go through. First off, you need to get … Continue reading


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Git Auto-Pull Broken, Fix Found

At my work, we have a Git auto-pull script set up for development branches, so that whenever a developer pushes a commit, the development server will automatically pull in those changes.  Here is a basic example of that sort of … Continue reading


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How to Correctly Revert a Bad Merge in Git

Let’s say we have this situation: –o—o—o—M—x—x master / –A—B my-dev-branch A and B are on development branch “my-dev-branch,” which actually had some bugs in it. M is the merge that brings these premature changes into master, x are changes … Continue reading


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Improving PHP Development Workflow Efficiency With Sublime Text 2

I’ve recently been turned on to Sublime Text 2, and I’m loving it.  Jeffrey Way has done an excellent job of detailing exactly how you can improve your workflow with it, here. However, that link has a lot of videos, and … Continue reading


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