How to reduce the size of your VMs (macOS Update)

Lately I'm also running macOS virtualized for testing various apps. After some heavy usage the same problem popped up: the .vmdk uses way too much space on my quite small 256GB SSD. Currently is at around 70GB.

The process is similar to what I did on Windows and Linux i.e. write a null file that is erased at the e ...

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Programming archaeology: PHP's dollar sigil

I started out with Java as my professional language and before I discovered Ruby, PHP was my main programming language of choice for new projects. This was probably six to seven years ago or more. I had some pretty good times with CodeIgniter [0] and various libraries like HHMVC [1].

In any case, I digress - even ba ...

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