Code snippets

You will find here 25 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 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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In this snippet, we will see how to use a closure to assign the result of a switch-case to a variable. In the closure we use early...

PHP

Published on 2020-12-04 • Modified on 2020-12-04

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Here is a typical PHPStan configuration file for a Symfony project. I have added some links to the documentation, so you know what...

Symfony

Published on 2020-11-11 • Modified on 2020-11-20

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In this snippet, we will see how to check if a date corresponds to a working day. To do so, we have to use the 'N' (upper case) pa...

PHP

Published on 2020-10-02 • Modified on 2020-10-02

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In this snippet, we will see how to check if a French SIRET number is valid with the Luhn algorithm. Check out the Wikipedia page ...

algorithm

Published on 2020-09-24 • Modified on 2020-09-24

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In this snippet, we will see how to test if the code throws an exception. We will use the PHPUnit expectException() function with ...

phpunit

Published on 2020-09-20 • Modified on 2020-09-20

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In this snippet, we will see how to test raw PHP code with the built-in web server. Sometimes, it's useful to use a clean context ...

PHP

Published on 2020-07-26 • Modified on 2020-07-26

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In this snippet, we will see how to get a variable from an include. Here, we affect the return value of an include call to the $de...

PHP

Published on 2020-07-25 • Modified on 2020-07-25

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