What we've been reading
WebAssembly 101: a developer's first steps
Take your first steps into WebAssembly with this WebAssembly 101 tutorial. WebAssembly is an emerging web standard for near-native speed client-side code execution. You can compile C and C++ code into a low-level bytecode format for use in your browser-based web applications.
UUID or GUID as Primary Keys? Be Careful!
A post on some of the pitfalls you need to be wary of when using UUIDs or GUIDs for database primary keys.
Secure tunnels to localhost
One of our devs is currently looking to test some Twitter card code locally. A quick google has suggested using something like the following - and the potential other uses for this make it worth a share.
Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs
So apparently if you use spaces over tabs, you get paid more.
Tools that interest us
Puli: Universal Packages for PHP
Unified tool for package integration for PHP.
Symfony releases new front-end library called Encore.
Videos we've been watching
Up and running with Preact
Excellent video tutorial introducing Preact (described by the link contributor as "the saviour of frontend devs" - hyperbole all his!).