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Natural Language Sorting with MongoDB

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on Aug. 27, 2014

Natural Language Sorting with MongoDB London, UK Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 09:33 BST Arranging English words in order is simple—well, most of the time. You simply arrange them in alphabetical order. However sorting a set of German words, or French words with all their accents, or Chinese with th…



No to a Uniform Variable Syntax

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on Jul. 16, 2014

No to a Uniform Variable Syntax London, UK Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 16:48 BST As you might have heard, PHP developers voted on an RFC called "Uniform Variable Syntax". This RFC "proposes the introduction of an internally consistent and complete variable syntax". In general, this RFC argues for ma…


Dead Code

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on Jun. 18, 2014

Dead Code London, UK Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 09:13 BST Frequently I've been asked why Xdebug sees "dead code" in places where people don't expect it. Most often this is related to PHPUnit's Code Coverage in the following situations: 1: The explanation for this is rather simple. Xdebug checks cod…


Mapping Lubumbashi

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on May. 6, 2014

Mapping Lubumbashi London, UK Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 19:26 BST I spent last Saturday helping out HOT, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, to improve the map of Lubumbashi, Congo. This session focussed on digitizing the data that was acquired on the ground by volunteers. But this was not where the…


Cursors and the Aggregation Framework

Written by Derick Rethans / Original link on Apr. 9, 2014

Cursors and the Aggregation Framework London, UK Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 09:29 BST With MongoDB 2.6 released, the PHP driver for MongoDB has also seen many updates to support the features in the new MongoDB release. In this series of articles, I will illustrate some of those. In this article, I…