How to pass ENV variables to PHP

How to export variables to PHP in secure way

It’s not a good way to store your password in the code. This is well known fact, and in multiple occasion people get hacked because they shared their code (and passwords) accidentally with others.

There are plenty of bots, just browsing github fot lost AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or GCE credentials. I’m going to show you, how to pass your AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY to PHP.

Inline date edit with nojQuery

Inline Datepicker with vanilla JavaScript

I do write a lot of frontend, despite fact that I’m born to be backend guy. Long story short - we do have a lot of inline editing features especially elements like dates are pretty painful. HTML5 Introduced input type=date which is good enough to cover most of the cases, and we no longer need ugly and slow .datepicker() component from jQuery od 3rd party suppliers.

So if you do have edit you can just use <input type="date" value="yyyy-mm-dd"> field, and nice calendar will pop up. But we are looking for inline solution.

Never use file_get_contents to make URL queries

Why you should not ever use file_get_contents

As each programmer by nature I’m lazy. I try to accomplish as much as possible in minimum effort.

So whenever I use PHP to fetch something I’m using file_get_contents to make queries, and pull data from other services. So basically my favourite snippet is this guy here:

How to replace all links in html to markup

How to replace all links in html to markup

Regular expression to replace href to markup

Recently I moved my blog from Wordpress to Hugo , and that involved a lot of content fixing. One of the problems was that during the export not all HTML code was correctly transferred to markup. So I needed fix (replace) all pending <a href="">spidersoft</a> to [spidersoft]( What we need is just 2 simple regular expressions. One to find links <a.*?href="(.+?)".*?>(.+?)</a> Second one to replace them in reverse order [$2]($1)