Dutch PHP Conference 2014 revisited

June 28th, 2014

After a few months of waiting it was finally here: Dutch PHP Conference 2014. This conference was quite different than the year before. You see, besides visiting, this year Jasper and I intended to give a talk of our own at the uncon. And we did!

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How to use Ansible for Vagrant and production

May 13th, 2014

Since we started using Vagrant boxes in our projects, we've also been experimenting with provisioning tools. However, this post is not about the best provisioning tool - I am no expert, we don't have hundreds of production servers to provision. Not even tens. But we do have a few, and so this post is about how write your Ansible scripts for use with Vagrant as well as production servers.

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Your code is not art

February 23rd, 2014

I've come across quite a few places where code is compared to art. Mainly it is because we (programmers) attribute aestetic properties to it. We find code "beautiful", "clean". Yet I think, while we might actualy see and experience this beauty, that does not make it art. Why not?

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The Clean Coder book review

February 2nd, 2014

This book describes the career-long insights of Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob), on what it means to be a “professional programmer”. He digs into his own past to display it -warts and all- so that we may learn from it.

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Deploying Symfony2 on Engineyard Cloud

October 10th, 2013

We manage web applications that we build in-house, so deployment is something we've always done ourselves. Usually with bash scripts run directly on the production servers, but more recently using Capistrano. This article describes my explorations in setting up a new environment using Engineyard Cloud...

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