Awesome Emacs Plugins: CTags

I wanted to write a series of posts on awesome emacs plugins I use, since I have put a lot of time and effort into my emacs configs . The funny thing I find about emacs though is that there is such a massive amount of functionality already provided, most neat things plugins do is augment stuff that is already there. …

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Written by Matt Briggs - - Aggregated on Sunday March 18, 2012

Why I like Object#tap

In a recent Destroy All Software screencast, Gary mentioned how he really doesn’t like Object#tap . He was using it in this sort of context 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 class StoreCache def self.for_term(term) begin CachedScore.for_term(term) rescue CachedScore::NoScore RockScore.for_term(term).t…

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Written by Matt Briggs - - Aggregated on Thursday March 8, 2012

Awesome Emacs Plugins: Evil Mode

I want to do a series of posts on some of the cool emacs plugins I use. Before I do that though, I want to talk a bit about why I use and love emacs. The saying “Care about the code, not the tools” is an anathama to me, it is like “Care about breathing, but don’t worry about drinking”. Breathing is incredibly …

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Written by Matt Briggs - - Aggregated on Monday February 27, 2012

Repository Pattern In Rails

I have been working a lot on an app using MongoDB as the datastore, and Mongoid as the OR/M (or ODM to be more specific). In a relational database, you keep your data as segregated as reasonably possible, and then join it together in appropriate ways when you need it. The up side to this is that it is incredibly …

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Written by Matt Briggs - - Aggregated on Thursday February 23, 2012

Concatenation is not a parser error

CSI: PHP isn’t big on the perp walk , but if your crime is (1) public and (2) licensed with an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license, then you kinda perp walked yourself . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 <?php // What will this print out in php5? $earth = 'World'; $string1 = "Hello " …

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Written by CSI: PHP - - Aggregated on Thursday February 23, 2012

The Interview

Yes, this really happened. Q: How long have you been working with PHP? A: About 8 years. Q: On a scale of 1 – 10, how would you rate your proficiency with PHP? A: I’d say I’m an expert. Q: Can you tell me the difference between an abstract class and an interface , and when you might use either? …

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Written by CSI: PHP - - Aggregated on Thursday February 9, 2012

For your consideration

This was sent along anonymously, along with the question: “Does this count as horror code or pure evil genius code?” What say you, dear reader? I cut and paste, you decide. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 <?php function cli_parsestr($string, $config, $mainconf, …

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Written by CSI: PHP - - Aggregated on Friday February 3, 2012

Chunked Transfer-Encoding in PHP with Guzzle

The problem with Content-Length HTTP/1.0 requires a client to specify a Content-Length header before sending a request to a server. This means that requests can not be sent with a dynamically created entity body until the entire length of the entity body is known. A lot of HTTP clients that support HTTP/1.1 still …

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Written by unknown - - Aggregated on Friday January 27, 2012

What's new in Guzzle 2.1

There were some major improvements added to Guzzle in the last week. Guzzle is now more flexible, easy to use, and more powerful than ever. Here’s a list of the major features introduced in the 2.x series: Guzzle now uses the Symfony2 EventDispatcher component Guzzle now uses the Symfony2 Validator …

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Written by unknown - - Aggregated on Tuesday January 24, 2012

How Diaspora Connects Users

Note: this is the first in a series of technical posts about Diaspora’s software architecture and code, and is a slightly modified version of the original on the Diaspora blog . If you have topics you’d like to see covered in future installments, please let me know. A single installation of the Diaspora software …

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Written by Sarah Mei - - Aggregated on Saturday September 17, 2011

Talks done and talks to come

I haven’t really been updating my blog lately because of time constraints. I do have a few interesting topics to write about, although some of those have already been converted to talks I want to give at conferences over the next few months (if I get accepted ofcourse). About those talks : I gave a tutorial called …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Monday June 27, 2011

Myth #32: Success happens overnight

The Apple iPod instantly turned the MP3 player market upside down, right? Amazon changed the book selling business like a shot, didn’t it? Well, in fact they didn’t. No matter how it may seem from the outside. The fact is that it takes many years to be an overnight success even for internet entrepreneurs. Years of …

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Written by UX Myths - - Aggregated on Tuesday April 26, 2011

I'm going nomad - introducing Nelmio

After almost three years working at Liip , I have finally decided to take the plunge and start my own business. Together with Pierre Spring , in early May we will start building up Nelmio . Why? To keep it short, Liip is a great company to be employed at - and they're hiring - but both Pierre and I have had …

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Written by Jordi Boggiano - - Aggregated on Saturday April 23, 2011