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webdevelopment

Poor mans’ multithreading in PHP

I’m currently writing an application in which multiple requests are send out to multiple servers. I do this with a CLI script I wrote in PHP (since that’s the language I’m most familiar with). I wrote a simple foreach() -loop in which I made my requests to the server, analysed the response and logged them. Now, the read further ...

The art of deployment – part 2

Let me be honest with you: a year ago I uploaded my websites with FTP and updated databases with PhpMyAdmin. I had very limited knowledge of SSH and how servers work in particular. For years, my main focus had been on writing good code and improving my skills as a webdeveloper. Today, not even a year read further ...

How to install XDebug on OSX

As a follow-up on my previous post, this post explains how you can easily install XDebug on your OSX webdevelopment configuration, making your life as a developer a whole lot easier.read further ...

How to prepare OSX for local webdevelopment

In this article, I will explain how you can setup an Apache/Mysql/Php-server on OSX for your local development. The fun part is that I will also explain how you can configure OSX so that requests to http://*.dev/  are being transfered to the right directory.read further ...

Create an archive of changed files in your GIT repository

Often I find myself updating my clients’ websites. This can be a simple bugfix or a major update, but eventually I always end up transfering updated files to the FTP-server. Lucky for me, GIT allows me to create a simple archive with only the modified files, making deploying changes to a webserver so much more read further ...

.htTool: a tool for creating .htaccess files

.htTool is a small tool I created some time ago to make it easier to create .htaccess files. Many times when I had to create a .htaccess file I ended up copy/pasting some chunks of code from other .htaccess-files and Googling the rest. So I thought: “Hey! It should be easier to create a .htaccess read further ...

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