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The PHP Elephant stampede

June 3, 2015

Do you have a toy PHP elephant? A blue one, or an exotic other color, maybe even a jumbo version? Maybe even more than one? Good, put it or them down on the floor, step away from it for a about 5 meters or so, and look back. You bought this with your hard owned money. You’ve earned…

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The secret success of PHPNL

April 17, 2015

Jelrik and I wanted to share something (I forgot what it was) during the PHPBenelux conference. Probably too lazy to send it through email (tarring, getting it into the email client, sending.. blergh.. tired already) and most likely because the dislike of Skype, we turned to…

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Advanced user switching

February 24, 2015

A really neat trick in the Symfony Security component is the fact that you can impersonate or “switch” users. This allows you to login as another user, without supplying their password. Suppose a client of your application has a problem at a certain page which you…

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Debugging Symfony components

December 31, 2014

Don’t you hate it when you are stepping through your debugger during a Symfony application debug session, and all of a sudden it cannot find files anymore as Symfony uses…

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vagrant-share issues

December 10, 2014

As a reminder (mostly for myself, but any googlers out there):   After updating Leopard to OSX Mavericks (yes, I know it’s 2014!), i had to reinstall vagrant again. Using the…

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Deepdive into the symfony2 security component: part 1

October 19, 2014

Once in a while I like diving into code and see how things work under the hood. And as the symfony2 framework consists of many different components, bundles and bridges,…

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