The WeCamp Experience

Disclaimer: I have been involved with the organisation of WeCamp for the past 6 years. The WeCamp Experience. In these past few years this has been my best description for what WeCamp is. It is incredi…

How to fix DigitalOcean’s RancherOS disk size

If you, like me, experienced when you start a RancherOS droplet that the disk size is only 8 gigabytes out of the expected 50 gigabytes, then the following two commands may help: sudo growpart /dev/vda 1 sudo resize2…

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…

Installing Symfony Flex and Prooph 7

Because I love to experiment with new technologies I decided today to set up a new event-sourced project using Symfony Flex and Prooph 7. In this blog post, I am going to describe my experiences when installing these, …

When your template cannot be found in Symfony 4

While I was playing with GraphQL in Symfony I wanted to use a pre-symfony 4 bundle to provide a GraphQL server. When I wanted to go to a page that used a twig template I got the following error: Unable to find templa…

Running websites on a Docker Cluster using Rancher

For my company, Ingewikkeld, we are migrating all our services to run on a series of Droplets at DigitalOcean that together form a cluster of Docker containers. This setup should reduce the costs of all the separate …

Adding drop shadows to your Mapbox Maps

One of the things that MapBox does not natively support is the concept of drop shadows or some sort of glow to your map elements. Luckily, with some trickery, we can fake that. The trick here is to draw your pol…

Setting the Field of View (FOV) in Mapbox GL JS

At a client of mine, we are working with Mapbox to show a floor plan of the building. As the map needs to be as readable as possible we wanted to do an experiment by using an orthographic or axonometric projection…

phpBenelux 2019 – Friday

Last week was the 10th edition of phpBenelux; and for me, it was the 8th time I had been there. From the first one to the 10th one is quite awesome to be a part of and in those 10 years, the spirit of the event didn’…

Battling Procrastination

Do you share the same nemesis as I do? The Dreaded Dr. Procrastination? I guess you do. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this post, would you? In the past year or two, I have been trying to understand where pr…