I have been considering writing up a tutorial series on modern web development.
[ul][li]using vagrant as a simple way to get a “real” server environment in a virtual machine[/li]
[li]setting up vhosts (domains) on the server[/li]
[li]installing and using xdebug - no more print_r/var_dump![/li]
[li]installing and using composer - package manager with auto loading of libraries - no more include/require![/li]
[li]using Doctrine2 ORM to work with a database - auto generate/edit tables[/li]
[li]building a simple api that output json[/li]
[li]Angular JS - front end![/li]
[li]SASS - stylesheets (css) with functions, variables, loops, nesting, etc[/li]
[li]Gulp - build tool that automates tasks (concat files, minify, etc)[/li]
[li]Tying together frontend and backend[/li][/ul]
Anything of this that sound interesting?