Code snippets

You will find here 63 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 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 get the FQCN of a variable with ::class; this is new functionality introduced in PHP 8.1. Before, we cou...

PHP

Published on 2022-09-11 • Modified on 2022-09-11

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This snippet shows how to test if an array is a list with PHP. This function was introduced in PHP 8.1, before we had to do this m...

PHP

Published on 2022-09-10 • Modified on 2022-09-10

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This snippet shows how to use the PHP null coalescing assignment operator. One learns every day! I had totally forgotten about th...

PHP

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

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This snippet shows how to compare two DateInterval objects. We can't directly use the spaceship operator on DateInterval objects o...

PHP

Published on 2022-07-13 • Modified on 2022-07-13

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This snippet shows how to extract the GET parameters of an URL with PHP. We can use parse_url(), providing the PHP_URL_QUERY as th...

PHP

Published on 2022-07-06 • Modified on 2022-07-06

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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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In this snippet, we see how to test the presence of keys in a JSON API response. We can use the PHPUnit assertEqualsCanonicalizing...

api

Published on 2022-06-28 • Modified on 2022-06-28

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This snippet shows how to use constants in PHP 8 attributes. It is an excellent pro that PHP 8 attributes provide. Before, we had ...

PHP

Published on 2022-06-25 • Modified on 2022-06-25

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In this snippet, we see how to calculate the number of months between two dates in PHP. Here, we don't care about the days at all....

PHP

Published on 2022-06-15 • Modified on 2022-06-15

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