Announcing WeCamp 2017

It has been quiet for a while now. We have not been slacking though. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to prepare for WeCamp 2017, and we now want to officially announce: WeCamp 2017 is a thing. Thi…

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Upcoming conferences and usergroups

It's been a while since I've done a post like this, but given the focus of the upcoming events I thought I'd give a small overview of my upcoming speaker appearances. Why? For 2017 I want to once again focus a bi…

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Which projects have excellent documentation?

I continuously research how to improve the documentation that I write and how others perceive it. But what better way than to step back for a moment and see how others have done it? But surely I am biased by now. I ha…

Outputting formatted XML using PHP

For an interpreter it doesn’t matter how much whitespace there is in an XML document and often you find that machines strip it all out to reduce the amount of bandwidth used. Often at the receiving end you want to sh…

Live templates in phpStorm

For phpDocumentor I have the strict rule to apply a File DocBlock on the top with the necessary legal information such as copyright, license information and where to find the homepage. Anytime I add a new file, I have …

DocBlox is unmasked … it is really phpDocumentor 2!

Announcing phpDocumentor 2 — the merging of the old ( phpDocumentor ) and the new ( DocBlox ). With the first alpha release of phpDocumentor (2.0.0a1), the new “ Responsive ” default template sports a new…

phpStorm and component-based projects

For phpDocumentor I sometimes need to edit both a template and the main project in tandem to fix an issue. A sub-optimal solution as it is a clear sign of code coupling yet sometimes your template just relies on a bugf…

phpDocumentor, an update

In the past month so much has happened! So incredibly much has happened but none of it shows on Github unfortunately. You might be thinking that those phpDocumentor people are slacking while there is a crapton of Githu…

Running functional tests in parallel with Codeception

Using functional tests in Codeception you can verify that components within your application work well together and it is perhaps the most worthwhile way to test controllers. The downside of these tests are that the…

Using Jetbrains’ Rider IDE with Unity

In my daily work I use phpStorm intensively and as such I have become used to the convenience that the IntelliJ family of products give. A little bit of background Aside from my work as PHP Developer I also creat…