Fun with VIM, regex, and PHP

Posted by jason on Oct. 14, 2011, 6:52 p.m.
Tags: php programming regex vim


I've been having a lot of fun with regular expressions and vim lately, specifically while programming in PHP. Here are a couple of real-world examples where I saved myself a lot of time and increased my vim+regex skills in the process.

These examples are simple: I just ...

Moodle 2: Get number of students in a course

Posted by jason on June 15, 2011, 7:45 p.m.
Tags: moodle php programming web

I searched around and couldn't find anything about getting the # of students in a course in Moodle 2. So I wrote a function to do it. I basically just copy-pasted the needed stuff from the /user/index.php file. Yes, this function is ridiculously long, considering the simple question ...

VIM, Xdebug, and PHP 5.3 (compiled from source) on Arch Linux

Posted by jason on June 1, 2011, 5:28 p.m.
Tags: arch linux php vim xdebug

I finally got sick of using echo statements to debug my PHP scripts, so I decided to install xdebug and use it from within VIM. I followed this guide, but there were some things that were specific to my setup--namely, using Arch Linux with PHP 5.3 compiled from source ...