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Presenting WeCamp 2014

It has been a wish for a long time to organize our own event. We wanted it to be different from other events. More focused on actually doing something, and also focussed on relaxing and having fun. More informal, less s…

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Some thoughts on recruiting

Recruiters. Many developers hate their guts, and (in most cases) rightfully so. They usually have no clue about technology or about how to communicate with developers. It is also pretty clear most of the times that the…

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WeCamp excitement

Last night I made one of the most exciting announcements of my professional life. At the AmsterdamPHP meetup I announced the first conference-like event that we’re organizing with the Ingewikkeld -crew. One of tho…

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Bumpercar Basics

Finally, I’ve been able to put some thoughts on PHPBenelux online. As conferences come, PHPBenelux 2014 simply is the one to beat out there. Previous editions were amazing. This year, however, the PHPBenelux team…

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Prototyping Your Experience

Whether in a professional environment or in private, prototyping (or making a proof of concept) is a useful tool. It is something people underestimate though. Frequently I hear people thinking the time spent on a proto…

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XMLSchema and ISO-8601: not a match made in heaven

Ever used the ISO-8601 standard to format dates in, for example, your API? And ever thought you’d be "safe" for all client applications, because you adhere to an ISO standard? Then I got a little surprise for you…

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Get rid of session files in an API

A quick blogpost about building APIs with Symfony2 and FOSRestBundle, just so I won’t forget this and can always refer to this blogpost if I start wondering about this again… Some time ago I inherited an API pro…

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What makes a good conference great

TL;DR: The people and the atmosphere Context First some context: In the past months, I’ve been lucky enough to have been at both the PHPNW conference in Manchester, the TrueNorthPHP conference in Toronto…

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