Creating the hnDependencyInjectionPlugin

On Thursday 28th of August the hnDependencyInjectionPlugin was released on GitHub and packagist. Unfortunately I’ve been too busy to write this blog post about it since. When I got an e-mail yesterday about a new stargazer*, I decided it was time to blog about creating the hnDependencyInjectionPlugin. So, what does this plugin do? It’s a […]

New WordPress version released: 3.6

Last monday I decided to upgrade some of the systems that I maintain to their latest version. When doing so I saw that there was a new WordPress version released: 3.6. The release is codenamed Oscar, and it’s now rolled out on this website, and on as well. As a user, you’ll notice no […]

PHP ecosystem evolving

A lot of nice stuff is happening in the PHP ecosystem right now. In this case I’m not talking about the PHP 5.5 RC3 that was released lately, since that will take a bit more time to be released, let alone be available for the world to use. I’m talking about the Symfony 2.3 release, […]

Validation annotations in Symfony2

The Symfony2 form component has a very nice way of validating: using annotations. These validation annotations give you the ability to annotate one or more invariants in the documentation of the properties of your class. These are automatically read and validated! Talking about up-to-date documentation. You can describe invariants like this in your entities: Since […]

Introducing js scrumboard

js scrumboard allows you to make a task list and print it out on a sheet of paper. This post is it’s first introduction. It’s open sourced, you can find it on GitHub. The name makes it clear it’s written in JavaScript I guess ;-). Anyway, lets start with a screenshot! A scrum board is usually […]

PHPBenelux 2013

Last weekend I went to PHPBenelux with three colleagues. It’s a conference just outside of Antwerp of two days, Friday and Saturday. The first half of the Friday was filled with tutorials for some of the attendees, but we only visited the talks. Despite of not seeing the tutorials, I still left my house at […]

Viewing diffs in reviewboard

As a senior programmer, I do a lot of code reviews. We use reviewboard for that, which is awesome. It really seems to have increased the code quality, reduced bugs and has built a standard on how certain stuff is done. A review can have multiple iterations, these are called diffs. So if someone uploads […]