Erik Pöhler's Blog


How to fix common problems with Laravel Valet

Laravel's Valet is amazing. It makes setting up a new PHP Projects on macOS as easy as creating a folder. Valet has many advantages over for example Docker, as it has less overhead. No need to download images, no need to build them, no additional disk space is blocked by all the VM images, containers so on and so forth. Valet also takes advantage of your full CPU power as it doesn't have to share resources with a parent slash host OS. Of course, Docker has many advantages, too. In this article, however, we won't look at the things that make each of them stand out – instead I want to list all of those smaller and bigger problems one can run into when using Valet in your day to day web development. And of course how to fix them. Read more →


Installing Eclipse PDT and Java JRE onto a RAM disk under macOS

Other IDEs come and go. Yes I'm looking at you Atom. But Eclipse PDT is still around. It's not the most popular one, nor does it fully support PHP 8, yet. Nonetheless, it's still a great, highly customisable IDE. A bit bloated, a bit slow at times but a worthy alternative to VS Code, PhpStorm, Nova, Sublime Text and whatnot.... This article shows you how to install and setup this IDE with Java onto a RamDisk on macOS for maximum performance. Read more →