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PHP dotenv loads environment variables from .env to getenv(), $_ENV and $_SERVER automagically.
You should never store sensitive credentials in your code. Anything that is likely to change between deployment environments – such as database credentials or credentials for 3rd party services – should be extracted from the code into environment variables.
Add your application configuration to a .env file in the root of your project. Make sure the .env file is added to your .gitignore so it is not being checked-in.
Paw is a full-featured HTTP client that lets you test the APIs you build or consume. It has a beautiful native OS X interface to compose requests, inspect server responses and generate client code out-of-the-box.
This is one of my go-to tools, when test-driving my API endpoints.
Paw for Mac
“Koala is a GUI application for Less, Sass, Compass and CoffeeScript compilation, to help web developers to use them more efficiently. Koala can run in windows, linux and mac.”
Koala / GitHub
Some time ago I said: “My perfect framework, is a set of solid singular solutions that have proven themselves over the years. Working solo or together in harmony”.
Here is a list of some of my core components, that I use in combination or standalone.
NOW you can live happily ever after :)
This is basically the core stack that I use to build out ideas :) While Angular is always an option, the above satisfies most of all needs and is often far slimmer. The rest depends on how you organize your code yourself, but at least you are not forced into fixed structures ;)
Conditional Tags are a powerful thing in WordPress and especially handy to show or hide things.
“The Conditional Tags can be used in your Template files to change what content is displayed and how that content is displayed on a particular page depending on what conditions that page matches. ”
Two plugins are part of my essentials, that utilize the Conditional Tags:
You can easily define your own Conditional Tags in your functions.php or plugin.
This time picker provides a unique way to enhance your input fields. Use a clock interface to enter the time. The plugin works with Bootstrap or standalone.
Part of my essentials :)
Datedropper is a jQuery Plugin that provides a quick and appealing interface to enter dates. Nice little plugin to spice up your interface.
Definitely part of my list of essentials :)