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  Archive for February, 2010

February 23, 2010 – 10:56am Quality web hosting… cloud or no cloud?

Here is a list of a few hosts I’m curious about and/or have used in the past. If you are reading this and have a second to spare, let me know who you’ve used and would recommend. All of the 30 or so sites that we host are PHP/MySQL applications, generally Symfony, WordPress, or Magento sites.
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February 23, 2010 – 9:11am symfony 1.0 migrations

I’m working on a plugin for symfony 1.0 and am really enjoying this workflow. Yes, symfony 1.0 is 4 versions old and should not be used for new projects.

With the help of the sfPropelMigrationsLightPlugin plugin, one of my favorites, I have been rapidly making changes to my plugin schema and adding new data to the database over and over again while I mock things up.

Here is the workflow:
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February 21, 2010 – 6:15pm Web host mishaps: Account cancellation

Them (paraphrasing):

Your shared hosting account will be automatically renewed on March 1st.

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February 21, 2010 – 4:54pm Symfony Resource Reference Guide

Symfony has a ton of documentation available online. The only problem is, with so many different versions (1.0 – 1.4) in the wild, it can be hard to locate exactly the right resource when you need it. Below is a simple and straightforward list of the most useful documentation:

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February 21, 2010 – 3:37pm Symfony Experts

Two good friends of mine just launched a new site dedicated to providing professional help to symfony developers.

Symfony Experts.

The site is very well designed and will prove to be a valuable resource for developers of all skill levels — experts can make some extra money sharing their expertise, and beginners (or experts encountering a new problem) can get quick and succinct answers to their questions.
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February 18, 2010 – 3:01am Symfony Reloaded – 2.0 Preview Release

Symfony 2.0 (yes, with a capital “s”) has a preview release now available online at Symfony Reloaded – 2.0 Preview Release. More…

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February 12, 2010 – 6:11pm WordPress get post images and the_post_thumbnail caption

Before the_post_thumbnail was available, here is how I would fetch an array of images that were attached to a post in wordpress:
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