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A happy 20 years !

In honor of the 20th anniversary of PHP, I thought I’d write a short story about my years in PHP. I discovered PHP in 1997 after I started experimenting with Linux and we started a university team of the Distributed.net RC5 challenge. We had a so-called personal key proxy running and wanted to generate some …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Monday June 8, 2015


PHPConsistent : a new tool to verify your calls and documentation quality

Back in 2009 and 2010 I wrote about a PHPUnit patch I wrote to automatically verify parameter types in function calls. The feature never made it into PHPUnit and honestly it didn’t really fit into the feature set either. Although I still plan on releasing it as a PHPUnit extension that you can easily load, I’ve since …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 30, 2014


PHPCompatibility update

Update (Nov 3, 2013) : changed the parameters to reflect the new changes in PHP_CodeSniffer Just a quick post about the updates made to PHPCompatibility. I did a talk on PHP 5.4/5.5 at Zendcon , not just about what’s new and why you should upgrade, but also about the way PHPCompatibility can ease the pain. I …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Tuesday October 15, 2013


Busy busy + updates

My blog has been very quiet for about 10 months, so I thought I’d write a quick update on what I’ve been doing : – Work has been extremely busy, with lots of new projects and lots of existing projects needing changes – Not really helping my workload is my health, which has been slightly troubling since I got …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Thursday August 29, 2013


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


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


PHP in Belgium

The PHP scene in Belgium is exploding… the amount of requests my company receives for PHP projects is growing every month. The result : I’m looking for 5-6 developers to keep up… now normally that would be a good thing, except that in Belgium those people are extremely hard to find, for the simple reason that : …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Tuesday November 24, 2009


Zendcon 2009 report

After participating in Zendcon 2007 and having to cancel my visit to Zendcon 2008 due to a torn achilles tendon, I was determined to make it to this year’s edition. The venue had again changed, this time moving to the San Jose Convention Center. This is one of the only items I can critize : it’s nowhere near the …

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Written by Wim Godden's professional blog - - Aggregated on Friday October 23, 2009