Bash aliases are shortcuts added to a file that allows you to reference another command through more memorable words, abbreviations, or characters. For example, if you use Git you may run git status many times throughout the day, so to save yourself time and keystrokes you could alias gs to git status and it’ll automatically expand and call the proper command.
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of unusual aliases and many are unique to the person. Shortcuts that make sense to me, might be confusing and weird to you. That’s what makes these so fun.
To gain some insights into what others are doing I asked the community to share theirs with me and quite a few responded. It surprised me how many are similar in that almost everyone made shortcuts for the Artisan command. Yet everyone has a different shortcut pattern, for example, “a”, “pa”, or “art” for the php artisan command.
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New string helpers are finding their way into Laravel leading up to the big 5.5 release, which is planned to drop during Laracon EU 2017. Here are some of the recent highlights in the String helper class, that has been getting some love lately.
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GitHub Embedded Code Snippets
GitHub rolled out embedded code snippets this month which should make it easier to share existing code without having to re-create it in a comment. Learn now use embedded snippets to collaborate on code in pull requests and issues.