This post is very, very small tip about nice feature, that I recently disovered on PHPStorm, but it’s also available on other JetBrains software. All their IDEs supports projects, we can create a lot of them and open many in the same way in separate windows, or by replacing currently opened project. But when we try to do this – using File menu and option to open new project – there is one additional option, to attach project. What is it and what can we achive using this option?
When we attach two separate projects, we have both on project list and tree view, also, repositories are common, if names of branches are the same. If you will then try to change branch, for example from master to dev, IDE will do this for both repositories. If we want to commit changes and then push them, IDE will display all attached projects. It’s very nice options for much faster work: for example I can attach project for frontend and backend in the same time, and work in whole project, without any distractions, without chaning window, screens etc. Do you know any interesting features in these or similar IDEs? Write comment and describe them!
Laravel offers very complex Eloquent – ORM simple to use, but with a lot of options. One of them is relations support. We can define several types of relations between our models and then use them to simplify get the data. Relations are also support by MongoDB extension for Eloquent, which is available on GitHub. Sometimes it may be difficult to use because of some issues with ObjectId and BSON. Let’s see how it can be solved.
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I prefer MacOS to develop, because it’s much more stable than Windows 10 – last issues with October update are the best evidence, that something is not ok with this OS development. It’s similar to Linux in many ways, but not exactly Linux like Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL etc. In effect, we can’t just use build-in repositories to install some required software, services and servers. But there is very nice option called Homebrew. Using this, we can make MacOS even closer to Linux system and configuration will be simpler.
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Today very short, but I think helpful post about null coalescing operator. As I guess, you use a lot of if/else expressions in code. Sometimes we must check simple condition to set variable. There are two standard approaches. First, using if/else:
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