Soup to Nuts: Access VMWare Fusion .Net Apps from Your Mac

I typically spend at least half of my day developing .Net apps from within Visual Studio on a Mac. I do this thanks to the power of VMWare Fusion. Most of the time I run my tests in Blisk or Edge, but there are times where I need to verify functionality in Safari without pushing my code up to a test server. While access isn’t immediately available, here are the steps you need to make it happen. Continue reading “Soup to Nuts: Access VMWare Fusion .Net Apps from Your Mac”

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Quick Tip – Fixing SSH Bitbucket Error in Windows 10 on VMWare Fusion

I started seeing an odd bug when trying to push/pull code from Bitbucket:

ssh: Could not resolve hostname bitbucket.org: Non-recoverable failure in name resolution
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Oddly enough doing a ping against the site works just fine.  In my case I’m using VMWare Fusion, and changing the network settings from Bridged to NAT doesn’t solve anything.

While full diagnostics are still not in, it appears that Visual Studio 2015 is installing a newer version of msysgit, which seems to cause the problem. The solution is to simply add the IP address to bitbucket in your hosts file and everything starts to work again.

It looks like VMWare might be looking into this, but it’s hard to “point blame” at this point. Things are working, so I’m happy for now. 8^D Continue reading “Quick Tip – Fixing SSH Bitbucket Error in Windows 10 on VMWare Fusion”


How to Debug Laravel Apps in PHPStorm

I’ve mentioned it before, but I REALLY like PHPStorm when I’m doing my PHP development. It’s the closest I’ve found to a Visual Studio quality IDE for the PHP environment. I use the debugger frequently, but have run into some issues trying to get Laravel apps to debug properly. After some trial and error, I’ve finally figured out how to get it working. Continue reading “How to Debug Laravel Apps in PHPStorm”

Quick Tip: Debug PHP Scripts from the Command Line using PHPStorm 6

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I’m a big fan of PHPStorm. It has made my PHP development life so much easier, especially with debugging. I’ve been trying to debug a PHP script from the command line (to diagnose a cron job that runs on our server) and here’s how you can do it using PHP Storm.  Continue reading “Quick Tip: Debug PHP Scripts from the Command Line using PHPStorm 6”