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Blog as bookmarks again — this Visual Representation of SQL Joins contains a number of useful visualizations for how joins work in SQL. I’ve been carrying around a print out of one of the images for over a decade and this post will let me recycle one more piece of paper.
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I’ve long used OS X and MacOS’s command line say command as a “read that back to me” proof reading tool. Unfortunatly, in recent Mac OS release say can be a bit flakey and I’ve had to look for substitutes. I don’t know much about the folks behind it, but mimic been working out OK for me. The voices aren’t awful and (most importantly) it can write out a few minutes of speach without hanging. The repo has instructions for compiling from source, but it’s also just a brew install mimic away.
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Mobile experiment results from over 250 UK-based retailers
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sylius for Magento and PHP Developers. Later posts include Symfony's Service Container. I recently took a few days to kick the tires of the Sylius Open Source eCommerce framework and came away impressed. Here’s five things that stood out and make this a platform worth paying attention to. No “Not Invented Here” Syndrome For decades the model of a successful PHP information system (“CRMs”, “Line of Business Software”, etc) included introducing the world to a new software framework. WordPress, Joomla, SugarCRM (now SuiteCRM), Magento, Drupal, etc. — all these systems […]
After the official out-of-life of PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0 we analysed all n98-magerun1 and n98-magerun2 downloads of the last month.
Some interesting facts:
- The majority of us uses PHP 7.0 (on production or development systems).
- The PHP 7.2 downloads are growing.
- PHP 5.6 is still have in use.
Top 10 by Main PHP Versions
- PHP 7.0 – 7178
- PHP 7.1 – 3231
- PHP 5.6 – 2019
- PHP 7.2 – 831
- PHP 5.5 – 701
- PHP 7.3 – 6
- PHP 5.3 – 4
Top 10 by Minor Versions
- PHP 7.0.32 – 3394
- PHP 7.0.33 – 2068
- PHP 7.1.16 – 1496
Alpine Linux has become increasingly important as it’s a popular base linux for Docker containers. One it’s many quirks is it doesn’t use Debian (apt) or RPM (yum) software repositories. Insteak alpine uses a package managment client called apk, which reads from repositories that are neither debian, nor RPM repositories. Instead an alpine linux repository is based off on an APKINDEX file, which sounds like it’s a bit of a moving target. While Docker has, for better or worse, become an important tool that you’ll need to understand if you’re doing most sorts of software development, once you crack the […]
I’ve been digging into the internals of Linux package management systems the past few days (side note: if you’re successfully delivering a piece of packaged unix software to the entire linux community without the help of the distro maintainers: my hat’s off to you) and it took me a surprising amount of time to unearth what, exactly, an RPM package’s .spec files do, and where they live. It was one of those cases where there were five pieces of information, and most articles/tutorials explained three of them really well while assuming you already knew the other two. You create a […]
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I haven’t used it yet, but based on the intro docs and kicking a few tires, deployer seems like a fine “implemented in PHP” deployment system — or maybe I’m just a sucker for any modern PHP system that hasn’t jumped on the type safety bandwagon.
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Razoyo’s clients reaped some surprising benefits while participating in helping the merchant community
Just using the old blog as a bookmark service for this arrays v. slices in Go articles. I think this came across my radar a year or so ago because the official go docs sort of blow past arrays to get to the “new” stuff. If you’re in a hurry — Overall, slices are cleaner, more flexible, and less bug-prone than arrays, so you should prefer using them over arrays whenever possible.
Get to know Brent Peterson, Chief Magento Evangelist at Wagento.
How you can close the gap between desktop and mobile