Software Articles

First Experiences with Symfony 4 & the Symfony Community

First Experiences with Symfony 4 & the Symfony Community

April 30, 2017

Recently, I decided to learn the basics of the Symfony (4) framework, so that I could better understand one of my client’s applications, and provide better support to it. I never expected to use such a well-rounded framework. Nor did I expect to encounter such an engaged and supportive community. Here’s the story.

Becoming a Polyglot Developer (again)

Becoming a Polyglot Developer (again)

April 10, 2016

I’ve been developing software in PHP for a long time. But I recently decided to return to my polyglot roots, developing in multiple languages on a regular basis. The question is, which language, or languages, are the right ones to learn and use.

Why I Created the Free the Geek Website By Hand

Why I Created the Free the Geek Website By Hand

April 8, 2015

With so many existing solutions for creating websites, why would you create one by hand? This post looks at the reasons why I chose to create the site by hand, versus using an established platform, such as Sculpin or Wordpress

Enforcing PSR 1 & 2 in PHPStorm

Enforcing PSR 1 & 2 in PHPStorm

April 19, 2014

As software developers you should use coding standards. In today’s post, learn how to enforce the PSR-1 and PSR-2 coding standards with PHPStorm.