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Going to submit this one to Github's Glacial Archive Storage Thing for sure.
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Today I learned on accident that if you hit Ctrl+ Shift + > a little dropdown comes out of the path bar underneath the document tabs that I have always ignored, and that dropdown makes it really easy to fly around the structure of the file you are working in.
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I recently looped back around to working on my blog with the intention of finally adding environment support. Originally the site was all there was and I was working on the live copy, but now it is aware of the environment and I am able to do sweeping changes on a private server without messing up the live server. This project however is the first one I am using DigitalOcean's Spaces product - an S3 compatible (mostly) object storage - and so I needed to copy a snapshot of my existing bucket to a new bucket just for my development needs.
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At first this was a feature I was excited for. After using it, I've changed my mind about it. Constructor property promotion was added so that you could pass an argument to a class constructor, and it would get auto assigned to a property, without you having to do $this->That = $That in your constructors over and over.
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The main point of attributes is to add metadata to code that is easily parseable and can think for itself when you ask for it. Up to now most devs were probably doing this using the PHP docblock thing - those double star multi-line comments. We'd fill them with @tags and then parse that data with Reflection and probably some regular expressions to make any sense of the blob of text.
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