Today I learned:
Converting Unicode quotation marks in PHP
Unicode quotation marks (sometimes called smart quotes) are those curved/slanted single and double quotation marks:
“ ” ‘ ’. The ASCII ones look like this:
" '. They are usually interchangeable in word processing, but the stylized ones sometimes cause issues on the web (in a parser, for example).
To convert one to the other in PHP, use
If you use OS X and want to turn off smart quotes, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Text and uncheck “Use smart quotes and dashes.”
Remote git repositories
Using git locally is one thing, but it is far more powerful (and exciting!) to push that code to a remote repository like Github for display and collaboration.
Assuming you have a local repository that wasn’t cloned from a remote one, you’ll need to hook it up to a remote repository:
If there is code already on the remote repository, you’ll need to merge it in to your local:
Then push your committed files to the remote repository:
For a great beginner’s guide to git, check out Roger Dudler’s git – the simple guide.
Toggl Slash Command for Slack
Today I released my first personal project on Github: Toggl Slash Command for Slack.
If you use it, I’d love to know! It is in its rough early stages, but I have some future additions planned for it, so stay tuned.