With latest version of Raspbian being based on Debian Jessie, this still comes with PHP 5.6 by default. Since PHP 5.6 reaching its end of life, and only security updates support starting tomorrow, it's time to start looking at the newer versions. PHP 7.0 was released last december in 2015 but is still not merged in the stable branch. Luckily there's a little workaround for this issue!

After using Vagrant for the past few years and Docker gaining more adoption every day, I decided to give it a go as well. In this post I'll guide you through the installation process and how to configure it and use it with docker-compose.

There's also a TL;DR with just a download link if you don't care how it works but just want to get started ;-)!

Not that long ago I was fidling around with my Xdebug settings and discovered by accident that you can enable a nice color formatted var_dump by changing just one small setting. It improves readability a lot and also color highlights errors which obviously comes in very handy when debugging code.

Ever needed to loop over every day between 2 dates for a data set you need? From time to time I do and this can come in handy especially when making graphs or charts for example. Luckily, it's super easy to do this with some date & time extensions.