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Nov 0
Nov 0

Symfony Tips & Tricks II: Use gmail with swift mailer

Today it’s about e-mail. Almost every application uses e-mail, even if it’s just an activation e-mail for your account or link to reset a forgotten password. Normally you can easily use your hosting’s smtp server, but there are exceptions: for example if you need to use e-mail on a local machine or have a hosting provider that doesn’t allow or provide smtp access…

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Nov 0
Nov 0

Symfony Tips & Tricks II: Use gmail with swift mailer

Today it’s about e-mail. Almost every application uses e-mail, even if it’s just an activation e-mail for your account or link to reset a forgotten password. Normally you can easily use your hosting’s smtp server, but there are exceptions: for example if you need to use e-mail on a local machine or have a hosting provider that doesn’t allow or provide smtp access…

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Symfony Tips & Tricks I: Symfony I18n and messages extraction

Symfony claims to fully support multilingual sites (and it does), but I ran into some problems especially with Forms and the MVC pattern. While adding language support in the view is very easy and natural, adding language support on the controller side is very tricky (especially outside actions). Also forms are not supported properly. Fortunately I did your research for you and came up with some solutions…

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Oct 0
Oct 0

NetBeans over Eclipse for Symfony

It’s been a short stay for Eclipse. After I fell in love with using an IDE for my PHP development, I wanted more. I happened to cross some blog posts on Symfony and Symfony 2 (check it out, it’s awesome, but unfortunately not ready for production yet). And started wondering what IDE the Symfony developers use..

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Google Analytics Analysed

Google Analytics has been updated extensively in the last few years and they’ve added a lot of nice new features. I noticed it has gone from generalized nice-to-know statistics (such as unique visitors or browser information) to advanced ad-sense, campaign and target tracking. It has also become so bloated that one has to read a lot of ‘Help’ to actually get what they are trying to offer you.

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Oct 0
Oct 0

PHPDoc & Eclipse

As programmers we’ve probably all learned that documenting your code is a must. I’ve always did this, because my superiors demanded it, but more and more I’ve only documented lines that I thought would confuse others who read the code. If I felt like doing my job well I’d put up a function description, but usually I thought they were pretty obvious, especially for short functions, and I never bothered with PHPDoc. But this all changed when I started to use Eclipse…

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Oct 0
Oct 0

PHPDoc & Eclipse

As programmers we’ve probably all learned that documenting your code is a must. I’ve always did this, because my superiors demanded it, but more and more I’ve only documented lines that I thought would confuse others who read the code. If I felt like doing my job well I’d put up a function description, but usually I thought they were pretty obvious, especially for short functions, and I never bothered with PHPDoc. But this all changed when I started to use Eclipse…

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Sep 0
Sep 0

Discovery of Symfony

Recently I started my own company (Solid Web Code) and, among others, went to my old employer to see if I could mean anything for them as a freelancer. I was astounded at the improvements they have made to their internal structures, especially also in the web development. I especially liked Symfony, which was the framework I had been waiting for. It’s easy to use, written in PHP, adaptable to any situation and in the right set of coding standards.

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