Code snippets

You will find here 12 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 ™.

The str_split function is not well known. It converts a string into an array of characters (with the...

PHP
Published on 2019-12-05 • Modified on 2019-12-05

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In this snippet, we will see how to read and modify a private property of a PHP object. I recently h...

PHP
Published on 2019-12-03 • Modified on 2019-12-03

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This is a small trick to avoid putting raw values in your Doctrine annotations. For example, it is u...

Doctrine
Published on 2019-11-07 • Modified on 2019-11-07

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This is how to modify all values of a PHP array with an anonymous function (closure). Note that when...

PHP
Published on 2019-11-03 • Modified on 2019-11-03

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Sometimes you need to access an application's constant as a parameter in the container service file....

Symfony
Published on 2019-10-25 • Modified on 2019-10-25

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This is a simple trick to get a random value of an array created on the fly. Of course, in this case...

PHP
Published on 2019-09-09 • Modified on 2019-09-09

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This is another example where the constant Twig function can be helpful. In this case we get the \Da...

Twig
Published on 2019-08-18 • Modified on 2019-08-18

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Sometimes when using the PHP date function you need to use characters how are usually reserved to be...

Twig
Published on 2019-08-14 • Modified on 2019-08-14

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I always forget how to do this! 🤔 So we will load the XML with a PHP DOMDocument object then we will...

PHP
Published on 2019-07-18 • Modified on 2019-07-18

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It is sometimes useful to have these information. In this project I am displaying them to show you t...

Symfony
Published on 2019-01-15 • Modified on 2019-01-15

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