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…

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…

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 …

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, …

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…

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…

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…