PHP

Dutch PHP Conference 2013 revisited

June 10th, 2013

We've kind of turned a corner at Future500, acknowledging that we have not been involved in the Open Source (PHP) community enough in the past few years. It's my fault - I am the owner after all - so I finally made a decision to make a field trip to the biggest and baddest conference PHP has to offer in the Netherlands: the Dutch PHP Conference 2013. Here's what went down...

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Password best practices @Future500

April 3rd, 2013

I've been building software for well over a decade now, and I'm absolutely guilty for breaking every rule below in the past.. but we've been adopting a more active approach to outlining our company beliefs, to live and breathe what we do every day. So here's our stance on password security:

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Switching between php versions with macports

March 9th, 2013

As thing are moving along in PHP versions, and as we start seeing more and more of php 5.5, I find it very useful to be able to switch between PHP versions. If you're on OSX, and using macports, switching is easy enough. There is a port called "php_select" that will help you choose the currently active php version.

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phpMyAdmin slow on startup

July 19th, 2012

Lately I've been running into a problem on my local machine with phpMyAdmin, where it would just hang after selecting the database. Blank screen, spinning beach ball, insane CPU usage... you know the drill. Today I'd had enough, and looked a little deeper into the issue.

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Move from Eclipse to Netbeans and never look back

July 22nd, 2011

Jasper and I were so seriously annoyed by the spinning beach ball in Eclipse PDT that it was decided to try a switch in editors. I used my free Zend Studio licence to check it out, and he tried Netbeans 7.0. I'm not here to write about the comparison, for me Zend Studio was -not surprisingly, as it's based on Eclipse- even more beach ball prone and quickly tossed aside. (read on for some of my favorite improvements).

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