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…

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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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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