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by Kevin Boyd

Hobby Project 13

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with Chris Hartjes (aka The Grumpy Programmer) about unfinished hobby projects. His advice got me thinking about how many projects I've got "on the go", and how they often go completely forgotten for months at a time.

I wrote a list of all the ones I can remember. I even included some ones that I "cancelled" or closed down, because I still sometimes think about bringing them back.

When I was finished, the list had 27 items.

This post is about Hobby Project 13. And there's video.

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September 13, 2018

Tags: dev, development, coding, php, fun, projects

Porting Silex to Slim

Well, here we are. Time to put the pedal to the metal and start exploring non-Silex options for my many side projects. I've always defaulted to Silex because it was a quick and easy way to stand up a simple project with a handful of routes.

Luckily, there are several actively-developed options for that in the PHP world.

SlimPHP looks to be the most in-line with Silex's microframework goals.

A while back, I made deref.link as a brutally simple testbed for experimenting with AngularJS. It consists of a homepage and a route for checking the redirect path of URLs. I'm going to rewrite it using Slim and, in a later post, React.

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May 12, 2018

Tags: coding, dev, development, howto, legacy, php, projects, silex, slim, maintenance