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Presenting “Caching and Tuning Fun for High Scalability” at phpBenelux

On Jan 28-29 the second phpBenelux conference will be held in Edegem, a small town near Antwerp, Belgium. phpBenelux is the largest php usergroup for the Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxemburg) area. I’ve been given the opportunity to give a 3-hour tutorial on the 28th. Here’s a quick rundown of what I will be …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Thursday January 13, 2011


Myth #29: People are rational

People don’t make purely rational decisions based on careful analysis of cost and expected utility, despite what classical economics taught us. Research findings confirm that our decisions are driven more by our emotions than logical and conscious thinking. However, our irrationality is predictable. Good designers…

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Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Wednesday January 5, 2011


Speaking at ConFoo 2011

I recently had the pleasure to hear that I would be speaking at the ConFoo conference. This is a great opportunity for me as I'll finally be able to meet a few US-based guys from the PHP community that I have only ever met virtually. Besides that the conference itself also looks great, and covers an insane amount …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Friday December 31, 2010


Speaking at ConFoo 2011

I recently had the pleasure to hear that I would be speaking at the ConFoo conference. This is a great opportunity for me as I'll finally be able to meet a few US-based guys from the PHP community that I have only ever met virtually. Besides that the conference itself also looks great, and covers an insane amount …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Friday December 31, 2010


Running Cucumber Features Without a Display

I’ve been helping out with the Diaspora project , an open source social network that gives you control over your own data. When I first started poking around the codebase a few months ago, they’d just started writing a few cucumber selenium integration tests – which of course I want to encourage! – but …

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Written by Sarah Mei - - Aggregated on Friday December 17, 2010


Speaking at Symfony Live 2011

I have the pleasure to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming Symfony Live conference (Paris edition). I've been working with and on Symfony2 for a few months already, both in my spare time and at the office - thanks to Liip , my employer, I can work on Symfony2 patches during office hours :) - and I …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 15, 2010


Speaking at Symfony Live 2011

I have the pleasure to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming Symfony Live conference (Paris edition). I've been working with and on Symfony2 for a few months already, both in my spare time and at the office - thanks to Liip , my employer, I can work on Symfony2 patches during office hours :) - and I …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 15, 2010


ESI - Full page caching with Symfony2

Launched about a month ago, techup.ch runs on the Symfony2 PHP framework, which is still undergoing heavy development but is already a great framework. Full page caching basics Don't get me wrong, the framework is fast, pages are rendered by our fairly modest server in 40-50ms on average, so it hardly needs …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Thursday December 9, 2010


ESI - Full page caching with Symfony2

Launched about a month ago, techup.ch runs on the Symfony2 PHP framework, which is still undergoing heavy development but is already a great framework. Full page caching basics Don't get me wrong, the framework is fast, pages are rendered by our fairly modest server in 40-50ms on average, so it hardly needs …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Thursday December 9, 2010


Myth #28: White space is wasted space

White space or “negative space”, referring to the empty space between and around elements of a design or page layout, is often overlooked and neglected. Although many may consider it a waste of valuable screen estate, white space is an essential element in web design and “is to be regarded as an active element, not …

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Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Wednesday December 1, 2010


Myth #27: UX design is about usability

Designing for the user experience has a lot more to it than making a product usable. Usability allows people to easily accomplish their goals. UX design covers more than that, it’s about giving people a delightful and meaningful experience. A good design is pleasurable, thoughtfully crafted, makes you happy, and …

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Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Wednesday November 10, 2010


Myth #26: Usability testing = focus groups

When it comes to collecting feedback from users, usability tests and focus groups are often confused although their goals are completely different. Focus groups assess what users say: a number of people gather in order to discuss their feelings, attitudes and thoughts on a given topic to reveal their motivations and …

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Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Friday October 15, 2010


Speaking at the IPC and WebTechCon

Next week the International PHP Conference and the WebTechCon will happen both in Mainz, Germany. I will speak at both events over the three days and the good news is that the combined 100 sessions are available for attendees of both conferences. My only talk as part of the IPC is entitled Of knowledge sharing …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Thursday October 7, 2010


Symfony2 Presentation

Last weekend at the PHP Unconference in Hamburg I gave a talk showing an overview of the Symfony2 framework . The allowed 45min were way too short to say everything I wanted to say and I didn't really have time to prepare slides so it was a bit messy, apologies for that. Yesterday I did an internal training at …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Wednesday September 29, 2010


PHP Console in Your Browser

So-called interactive modes for scripting languages are commonly used in the command line, and they are great for quick tests, but most of the time when I try something it tends to grow and quickly becomes painful to handle in a CLI one-liner. Since I spend most of my days programming PHP I tend to need that a lot …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Thursday September 23, 2010


Switching on my WLAN with my phone

It all started when my router began to crash every few days. All my connections would drop, and misery ensued. I disabled WLAN/Wi-Fi and it stopped crashing, so I was happy. But then my laptop's range became limited, and my phone sucked up my precious data plan, which wasn't ideal either. Now the router I got is …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Wednesday September 22, 2010