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Pragmatic coding

Can you write me a simple script that fetches some information from an RSS feed and displays the titles? Like, just write me that script in a couple of minutes. I don't care about tests, quality, etc. Just get me t…

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Best practices on bundles in Symfony

I know I'm late with this, but I've only recently really been discovering the podcast as a way of keeping informed. My daily commute is quite long because of traffic jams and a good way to keep yourself occupied with s…

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24PullRequests 2016

Last year I already wrote about different initiatives in the period leading up to Christmas. In one of my talks this year, Level Up Your Team I've been discussing many ways of learning, and for this year I want to …

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Get rid of -m

I can't remember where I actually first read about this little developer's lifehack, but I've been using this for a while now and really like it: Not using the -m option anymore when commiting with git. What I use…

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The Serendipity Machine

I recently finished a book that has been in my possession for quite some time already, The Serendipity Machine by Sebastian Olma. Subtitled A Disruptive Business Model for Society 3.0 sounds very buzzword-y and sta…

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ZendCon 2016

It's just past 5AM as I start writing this. I'm sitting downstairs in the ZendCon hotel, with a view on an empty bar and brightly coloured gambling machines. Since I woke up at 3AM (don't you love jetlag?) and today is…

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On Priority

I got a private message on one of the Slack networks I'm on on August 2nd. Mike Bell invited me to write something for Geek Mental Help -week. As usual, I delayed to the last moment to write that, and the Geek Mental …

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PHPStorm & OSX: Mouse Stopped Working

This is just as much a post for future me as it is for the rest of the world. While I was working on preparing a training for the end of the week and was using PHPStorm to create some example code, all of a sudden m…

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