Code snippets

You will find here 32 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 ™.

In this snippet, we see how to get the activated PHP extensions list with their versions. I use a one-line statement with an arrow...

PHP

Published on 2021-10-07 • Modified on 2021-10-07

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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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In this snippet, we see how to get the physical path of a temporary PHP file. In this case, we use the tmpfile() function to creat...

PHP

Published on 2021-07-25 • Modified on 2021-07-25

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In this snippet, we see how to create a unit test for a Twig template. This template contains a simple if tag like this: {% if cas...

Twig

Published on 2021-07-02 • Modified on 2021-07-02

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In this snippet, we see a typical PHP interface. I have added comments inside about what is allowed are not. For each case, I have...

PHP

Published on 2021-06-15 • Modified on 2021-06-15

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In this snippet, we see how to compute a virtual Doctrine entity's property after its loading. We use the postLoad Doctrine event....

Doctrine

Published on 2021-05-15 • Modified on 2021-05-15

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This one is for me! I always want to write: "last day of the month" which sounds OK... but, it's not! It's "last day of this month...

PHP

Published on 2021-01-30 • Modified on 2021-01-30

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In this snippet, we will see how to remove microseconds from a PHP DateTime object. This was a breaking change from PHP 7.0 to 7.1...

PHP

Published on 2021-01-23 • Modified on 2021-01-23

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In this snippet, we will see how to switch PHP version locally when using Brew for MacOS. I didn't use this a lot in the past beca...

PHP

Published on 2021-01-01 • Modified on 2021-01-01

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