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Gary Bell

A Senior Developer working mostly with PHP and JavaScript, with a bit of Python thrown in for good measure, all on Linux. My tooling is simple, it's GitLab and JetBrains where possible.

Location Swansea, UK Joined Joined on  Personal website https://www.garybell.co.uk twitter website

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Why you should keep an eye on the job market

Why you should keep an eye on the job market

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PHP Static Site Generators (Twig Templates)

PHP Static Site Generators (Twig Templates)

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Test and Trace - A failure in IT procurement?

Test and Trace - A failure in IT procurement?

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Project Wikis - Share knowledge from the start

Project Wikis - Share knowledge from the start

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Using Gitpod to start a new project

Using Gitpod to start a new project

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts in GitLab

Using Keyboard Shortcuts in GitLab

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Static Site Generators

Static Site Generators

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Merge Request Templates

Merge Request Templates

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Are mobile workstations dead?

Are mobile workstations dead?

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Quick Actions in GitLab

Quick Actions in GitLab

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Updating CI pipelines to allow PHP8

Updating CI pipelines to allow PHP8

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GitLab Scoped Labels

GitLab Scoped Labels

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This was crated via the API

This was crated via the API

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How to start blogging

How to start blogging

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Issue Templates

Issue Templates

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My Goals for 2021

My Goals for 2021

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What level of test coverage do you aim for?

What level of test coverage do you aim for?

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Why a MacBook might be the perfect development device

Why a MacBook might be the perfect development device

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Upgrading to Composer 2 using Ansible

Upgrading to Composer 2 using Ansible

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Upgrading to Composer 2

Upgrading to Composer 2

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Jenkins Disk Space Usage

Jenkins Disk Space Usage

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Laptops - what is more important?

Laptops - what is more important?

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4 weeks until Black Friday - what are you hoping is reduced?

4 weeks until Black Friday - what are you hoping is reduced?

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Keyboards - Full size, TKL, or other?

Keyboards - Full size, TKL, or other?

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Keyboards - Does backlighting matter?

Keyboards - Does backlighting matter?

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Getting started with GitLab's Cloud Development Kit

Getting started with GitLab's Cloud Development Kit

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Never Trust User Input

Never Trust User Input

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Do you create video content?

Do you create video content?

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When did you transision to MacOS and how did you find it?

When did you transision to MacOS and how did you find it?

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Doctrine DBAL and the LIKE operator

Doctrine DBAL and the LIKE operator

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Coding basics: DRY programming

Coding basics: DRY programming

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How far in advance do you plan your blog posts?

How far in advance do you plan your blog posts?

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Wired networks are dead. Long live wired networks

Wired networks are dead. Long live wired networks

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HTTP status codes and their uses

HTTP status codes and their uses

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Symfony unit tests with Redis on GitLab

Symfony unit tests with Redis on GitLab

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How to configure your CI pipeline environments

How to configure your CI pipeline environments

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Test your deployment tasks

Test your deployment tasks

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Why GitHub renaming master is good

Why GitHub renaming master is good

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How to quickly upgrade MariaDB on Ubuntu

How to quickly upgrade MariaDB on Ubuntu

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CI/CD with Gitlab - Getting started

CI/CD with Gitlab - Getting started

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A late introduction to continuous integration and deployment

A late introduction to continuous integration and deployment

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