Code snippets

You will find here 13 code snippets I find useful so I don't have to Google ™ or Stackoverflow ™ them when I need. There are also code snippets I always forget! 😁 Sometimes, related links to the code will be available. The main difference with other random snippets you will find on the web is that in most cases (for the Symfony related ones) you will be able to run them directly from this website to check the output so you can verify it works as expected ™.

This snippet shows how to deactivate the profiler (debug bar) simultaneously wit the debug mode with Symfony. We can use this litt...

Symfony

Published on 2023-01-02 • Modified on 2023-01-02

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This snippet shows how to force the output of the Symfony debug functions for CLI. When using the dd() and dump() functions, the o...

Symfony

Published on 2022-12-13 • Modified on 2022-12-13

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This snippet shows how to check if a variable is an enumeration. No is_enum() function exists because is_*() functions don't app...

PHP

Published on 2022-12-09 • Modified on 2022-12-09

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This snippet shows how to get the calling function name in a debug message with PHP. That's a common need when you want to log or ...

PHP

Published on 2022-09-22 • Modified on 2022-09-22

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This snippet shows how to list modified files in the vendor directory with composer. We all did it! Modifying files in the vendor ...

composer

Published on 2022-08-01 • Modified on 2022-08-01

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This snippet shows how to use the PHP compact function with the Symfony debug functions. Symfony dump() and dd() functions are gre...

Symfony

Published on 2022-06-30 • Modified on 2022-06-30

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This snippet shows how to get the type name of a variable for debugging. The get_debug_type() function was introduced in PHP 8 and...

PHP

Published on 2022-04-23 • Modified on 2022-04-23

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This snippet shows how to conditionally display stuff with a Symfony command, depending on the current verbosity level. In this ca...

Symfony

Published on 2021-09-18 • Modified on 2021-09-18

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In this snippet, we see how to inspect the content of a string using the file_put_contents PHP function. Sometimes, when you use t...

PHP

Published on 2021-09-05 • Modified on 2021-09-05

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In this snippet, we see how to get a human-readable version of the PHP error_reporting directive value. The code is mainly extract...

PHP

Published on 2021-08-20 • Modified on 2021-08-20

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