Creating units or illusions in DotA 2 Lua Modding

The following shows several examples of creating units or illusions in DotA 2 modding. This is with regards to server sided modding (custom games in DotA 2). It uses Lua as a language and requires some prior understanding of DotA…

Blue-green Laravel deployment to Pivotal Cloudfoundry

This post shows how I do blue-green deployment of my Laravel project, that has a queue runner, through GitLab CI onto Pivotal Cloudfoundry. You’ll need to know some basics of GitLab CI, Laravel and Pivotal Cloudfoundry to better understand this…

Laravel Worker On Pivotal Cloudfoundry

Laravel workers requires a separate application to be spun up as its health check type, route and commands are different from running a Laravel application served through HTTP(s). In this post, I describe considerations to take, problems that you might…

PHP 7.3 will have improved performance

The latest PHP 7.3 has introduced several core changes and deprecation of functionalities. One of the most important change is that the cyclic Garbage Collector has been enhanced. This may result in considerable performance improvements for your average PHP site.…

TravisCI Cloud Foundry Deployment: Use Dashes!

Summary: Use dashes for naming Cloud Foundry ‘Organization’ and ‘Space’. Do not use spaces/blanks! Using spaces in my Cloud Foundry ‘Organization’ and ‘Space’ name caused quite some trouble for me during my TravisCI deployment process. Originally, my Cloud Foundry ‘Organization’…