Currently my work day starts with firing PuTTY and I almost spend the entire day using it. So I have started using some tips and features to avoid doing the same things over and over again. Here are some tips I would like to share:
PHP Table Generator is a tool that is simply used to generate HTML tables without dealing with HTML. I, personally, had to write HTML tags for tables again and again. Besides, mixing HTML with PHP is not recommended. Instead you can use MVC frameworks to be able to separate your logic from your presentation. However, if your application is simple enough you can still take advantage of PHP Table Generator. It is easy to use and in this post I will show you how to use it.
phpDocumentor is an open-source utility for generating documentation of code written in PHP. All you need to do is to include DocBlocks in your code then phpDocumentor does the rest for you. Recently, to finalise a project I needed to integrate phpDocumentor to PhpStorm. So if you’re interested, here I’ll show you what I did to generate documentation for my application using phpDocumentor 2 and PhpStorm 8.
If you use Google Chart for reporting and visualising data you may want to have a functionality of exporting charts to PNG and PDF files. Here I will guide you how to quickly convert Google Chart to PNG and PDF. For those of you interested in using Google Chart I recommend you to have a look at this tutorial that I made a while ago.