Archive

April 2013

Vagrant and Chef: Upgrade Party

Posted 2013-04-26
Category DevOps
The other day I thought to myself, I really should be using a RVM gemset for my "devops" repo, which contains all my Vagrant and Chef logic (along with submodules for everything else). This broke everything, but I got there in the end.

Read More »

Kapture is hiring

Posted 2013-04-22
Category PHP
Kapture is a Brooklyn-based company I've been working for this last year as Lead Engineer. We make an iPhone app which essentially rewards users for sharing a photograph of a specific opportunity with their friends on Facebook, Twitter or (coming soon) Foursquare. This at its most basic level means if I share a photograph of my food when I go to one of our partner restaurants, I could get a glass of wine, or a desert, or whatever that partner is doing, for free. Beyond that we have all sorts of people on board, from shoe shops to hotels, and plenty more verticals are covered too. 

Read More »

Is PSR-0 Shortsighted, or are you?

Posted 2013-04-17
Category PHP
One of the fun things about trying to support the PHP-FIG and all the good its doing, is seeing blog posts written complaining about it by people that just don't know what they're talking about. By getting involved in conversations on Reddit, building FAQs and generally trying to build new useful information this can generally be helped. Sadly some blog posts are sent out by people with a whole bunch of odd opinions that you just can't do anything about, so instead I'm going to respond with a play-by-play approach. 

Read More »

PSR-2: The Tough Decision

Posted 2013-04-01
Category PHP
PSR-2 has been out for a while now, and even though developers from member projects (such as Joomla, Drupal, phpBB, CakePHP, Symfony and Zend) got together and took part in a entirely fair vote to decide if tabs or spaces should be involved, it soon became apparent that the group had made a mistake. Due to an overwhelming surge of complaints about the use of spaces for indentation instead of tabs in PSR-2, the PHP-FIG has had no choice but to reverse this decision. 

Read More »