I am Jethro May, a web developer & writer from South Africa. I love writing code and i am lucky enough to do this as my job! I currently work for PlusNarrative, primarily developing websites using PHP. I have a strong passion for Laravel but i also work with React/Next.js and WordPress.
My goal for this website is to document and share what i learn throughout my career, creating a resource that other developers can use to learn the concepts i have become familiar with.
When i'm not coding i enjoy travelling and keeping fit.
Macbook Pro (2014)
This is my main development machine which i use for majority of my work. I have no need for a desktop machine these days, i can work from anywhere.
Having used many IDE's over the years, nothing comes close to the sheer power of PHPStorm. I do however use VSCode for a few projects at work.
While i could probably make use of Laravel Valet & Docker for Laravel development, i have used Homestead for quite some time and really enjoy working with it.
I currently use Docker for my WordPress projects, i tend to use the same structure for each project, so this allows me to quickly spin up and reuse the same environment.
Sequel Pro was my go-to database management tool for some time but when i tried out TablePlus i fell in love. It is extremely easy to use, visually appealing and the features are fantastic.
Nothing comes close to iTerm2, it is a personal favorite and one of the first things that gets installed when setting up a new machine.
I only recently started using Alfred and it has been a game changer, i cannot imagine working without it.
Over the years i have used GitLab, Bitbucket and GitHub for various projects. These days all of my public and private repositories sit on GitHub.