April 5, 2016

Composer goes Gold

Five years ago today, Composer was born. In some ways it feels like yesterday, at least it doesn't feel like five years went by. In other ways it seems like a lifetime ago, and I can barely remember...

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April 4, 2016

Toran Proxy Updates

Over the last month I spent quite some time bringing Toran Proxy up to speed with the times, and added a few features along the way. I haven't blogged about it in a while so I thought an update was...

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December 18, 2015

The Road to Monolog 2.0

Monolog's first commit was on February 17th, 2011. That is almost 5 years ago! I have now been thinking for quite a while that it would be nice to start on a v2, and being able to drop some baggage....

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December 18, 2015

New Composer Patterns

Here is a short update on some nice little features that have become available in the last year in Composer. You may know about the composer validate command, but did you know about...

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November 23, 2015

PHP Versions Stats - 2015 Edition

It's that time of the year again, where I figure it's time to update my yearly data on PHP version usage. Last year's post showed 5.5 as the main winner and 5.3 declining rapidly. Let's see what 2015...

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August 11, 2015

MySQL's GROUP_CONCAT limitations and cascading bad luck

We had an incident today over at Teamup (where I have worked for the last 9 months by the way:) which is worth a quick blog post if it helps save anyone from having a bad day. We are using MySQL's...

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June 17, 2015

20 Years and 9 Days of PHP

Here is my (slightly late) take on Ben Ramsey's call for stories on how people got started with PHP (although at this point I feel he just did this to get his blog to rank number one on all PHP...

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May 4, 2015

Composer hosting improvements

Over the last two weekends I proceeded to upgrade the infrastructure behind packagist.org and getcomposer.org. There is now a lot more bandwidth and the DNS hosting was also migrated to DNSMadeEasy...

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December 8, 2014

Composer 1.0 alpha9

I tagged Composer's 1.0.0-alpha9 release yesterday and wanted to write down a more detailed update on the highlights of this release. It includes many changes as the last tag was almost one year old....

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November 14, 2014

My view of PHP version adoption

PHP 5.3 has been out of maintenance for about three months now and it seems like it's time for the community to move on at last. Drupal8 will target 5.4. Symfony announced the results of a poll about...

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