Senior backend developer — https://twitter.com/osteel

Last year, GitHub quietly released a feature that was quickly noticed by the community — profile READMEs

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A profile README is a global README file for your GitHub profile, which you can set up by creating a public repository whose name is identical to your GitHub username. For instance, as my username is osteel, I created the osteel/osteel repository.

A little box like this one should appear while you add your own:


But the blueprint for your emancipation lies therein

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Truman continues to steer his wrecked sailboat towards the infinitely receding horizon. All is calm until we see the bow of the boat suddenly strike a huge, blue wall, knocking Truman off his feet. Truman recovers and clambers across the deck to the bow of the boat. Looming above him out of the sea is a cyclorama of colossal dimensions. The sky he has been sailing towards is nothing but a painted backdrop.

– Andrew M. Niccol, The Truman Show

On December 8 2020, Taylor Otwell announced the launch of Laravel Sail, a development environment based on Docker, along with a large overhaul of Laravel’s…


OpenAPI definitions are great to generate nice documentations, but there is much more we can do with them

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Am I proud of this montage? You bet I am (by the author)

OpenAPI is a specification intended to describe RESTful APIs in JSON and YAML, with the aim of being understandable by humans and machines alike.

OpenAPI definitions are language-agnostic and can be used in a lot of different ways:

An OpenAPI definition can be used by documentation generation tools to display the API, code generation tools to generate servers and clients in various programming languages, testing tools, and many other use cases.

- The OpenAPI Specification

In this article, we will see how to combine OpenAPI 3.0.x definitions with integration tests to validate whether an API behaves the way it’s supposed to, using the OpenAPI HttpFoundation Testing package. …

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