Author Archives: mrgierer
I finished the “M101P: MongoDB for Developers” course from MongoDB University with a 100% score.
In a side-project using Silex I wanted to have forms being styled with Bootstrap. I did not want to write the theming code myself. Since I couldn’t find a solution for Silex itself I thought about re-using a Symfony solution. … Continue reading
Publishing a PEAR package via a PEAR channel is normally done by uploading the package in the channels admin interface. While not a being very complicated task it asks for automation when releasing regularly. So I created a small phing … Continue reading
After (finally) upgrading my Mac to Snow Leopard (a little late – I know) the xdebug module stopped working. I got “Failed loading /usr/local/zend/lib/php_extensions/xdebug.so: (null)” when launching php in Terminal (e.g. with running phpunit). Reinstalling xdebug did not help and … Continue reading
Johannes Schlüters wrote a very interesting article on references in PHP. Already its title “Do not use PHP references” hints on its main conclusion: References in PHP are bad. Do not use them. They hurt and will just mess with … Continue reading
Having installed a new Ubuntu VM (for testing purposes) I was looking for visual diff tool with nice UI integration. Windows users: think of WinMerge being launched by selecting two files in Explorer and compare them from the context menu. … Continue reading