Quickstart with Laravel Passport

So for this post I wanted to show / point people in the right direction for setting up Laravel & Passport for use on a site where you are simply using it to authenticate users and authenticate them with the sites API so you can have a fancy JS frontend to give a nicer user experience.

PHP replacement for Apples iTunes Connect Reporter

So as of tomorrow (6th December 2016) Apple will be turning off its AutoIngestion Tool which is used by loads of people to get the stats for the apps in the App Store. To their credit they have given plenty of warning and made sure there was a replacement tool. The only downside is the replacement tool (Reporter) is a java based script that returns data to you either as text or xml and simply downloads any CSV files to the same working directory as the script!

Testing an AWS Elastic Load Balancer

So recently I was faced with a problem with needing to test an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) that was serving multiple domains and I needed to test this before the domains was transferred over. This is normally ok as you can simply edit your hosts file and add something similar to

Passing custom parameters from Nginx to PHP

So nearly 1 year after I put this site back online I’m finally writing a new post. Yeah I kinda suck at keeping a personal site up to date. Even worse when I told myself to stick it on Github and use Jekyll, “Stick on there and into GIT, I said. It’ll be easier and I’ll be more likely to update it I said”. Well I was wrong!

First Post Back

So this is my first post back on my personal site. Using this site as a testing playground and also a writing platform to try and learn more and increase my skills.