Tagged with #php

Sander @ Tuesday at 10:38 am

I've archived my php-activate project as I encountered a breaking bug between the version of PHP used and composer commands. I'm not prioritising looking into this right now, and switched back to using update-alternatives. #projects #phpactivate

Sander @ January 31 at 11:57 am

Use an expression to select an array value in PHP. It's handy for quick output logic. Update: it's a bit too clever, perhaps, versus using the tenary operator.

$classes .= [ ' sort-default', ' sort-custom' ][ has_custom_sort( $post ) ];

#php #technology #tips

Sander @ January 2 at 9:59 am

PHP-Activate 0.3.1

I've released php-activate 0.3.1, a PHP project version manager for Linux systems using native PHP packages.

Made for those working with multiple projects using a variety of PHP versions, this script will switch to the correct PHP version for the local shell session. It does not require sudo, so even works in IDEs.

The latest version contains a few small changes:

  1. Eliminate the activate_php:export:20: invalid option(s) output. Exporting the php function is not needed as we source the script into the current shell session.
  2. Harden the script by implementing shellscript linting recommendations.
  3. Readme update.

#projects #phpactivate

Sander @ December 15 at 9:47 am

PHP-Activate 0.3.0

I've released php-activate 0.3.0, a PHP project version manager for Linux systems using native PHP packages.

Made for those working with multiple projects using a variety of PHP versions, this script will switch to the correct PHP version for the local shell session. It does not require sudo, so even works in IDEs.

The latest version drops support for the Fish shell again, and fixes compatibility with direnv. The correct PHP version is activated when changing into a project directory that is setup according to the README. #projects #phpactivate

Sander @ October 5 at 8:59 am

PHP-Activate 0.2.0

I've released php-activate 0.2.0, a PHP project version manager for Linux systems using native PHP packages.

Made for those working with multiple projects using a variety of PHP versions, this script will switch to the correct PHP version for the local shell session. It does not require sudo, so even works in IDEs.

The latest version adds support for the Fish shell. #projects #phpactivate

Sander @ March 21, 2023 at 2:28 pm

I've released php-activate 0.1.2, a PHP project version manager for Linux systems using native PHP packages.

Made for those working with multiple projects using a variety of PHP versions, this script will automatically switch to the correct PHP version after cding into the project folder. It does not require sudo, so even works in IDEs.

The latest version contains only documentation changes, but I've been using this successfully for a few months, so wanted to share this more widely. #projects #phpactivate

Sander @ March 21, 2023 at 12:41 pm

Basic routing using REQUEST_URI

So for nginx it is not straightforward to setup PHP-FPM so that PATH_INFO is correctly populated. Lamb uses the following /index.php/some/other type routing, where /some/other should be the PATH_INFO. Instead I want to make setup for a variety of web-servers straightforward, so I've switched to the more robust REQUEST_URI. This simplifies nginx configuration and Caddy and the PHP built-in web-server are compatible.

REQUEST_URI contains everything after the domain name, including the query string, so that needs to be removed:

$request_uri = '/home';
if ( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] !== '/' ) {
    $request_uri = strtok( $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], '?' );
}

We can see that for a request for the root of the site, REQUEST_URI returns / whereas PATH_INFO would be empty, so the code above takes that into account. We can then deduct a router action as follows:

$action = strtok( $request_uri, '/' );

Once the $action is known, it can be checked against an allowed list of actions:

switch ( $action ) {
    case 'edit':
        ...
        break;
    default:
        respond_404();
        break;

#php #lamb