Web development using Linux – Part 1: The OS

In this series of posts I’m going to discuss web development using Linux. I have been using Linux as my web development platform for the last 5 years and I’m here to give you a run down of what software I use to get the job done. You may be surprised to most of your common tools on Windows and Mac are actually available on Linux.

There’s no better place to start in part 1 of this series than the OS its self.

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PHP Rapid-Fire: What is the @ symbol used for in PHP?

The @ symbol is used in PHP to suppress error warnings in your code. Prepending an ampersand to a line of PHP will suppress the error from reporting but it doe’s come with a few caveats listed below.

Example: To stop errors from showing for a class

 $var = @new some_class(); 

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