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  • React Native - Handling State

    Your boss or you have a great idea for a mobile application, enthusiastic as you are, you check the Internet and figured out you must use React Native. It works on both android and iOS with the same code base, how convenient!

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  • Mutation Testing

    I came across mutation testing quite some while ago, and decided to set it up in a project. The goal of mutation testing is to pick up some flaws in written unit tests and mark them as mutant.

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  • Simple Automated docker deployment for the barbarian

    This blog post is a very bad idea if you are doing this in your professional life. Nonetheless, this works perfectly for your low traffic and low impact website on your cheap vps.

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  • Null coalescing operator for PHP7

    One of the new features of PHP7 is the coalesce operator. Basically it creates a default value for your variable when your given variable is null.

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  • Dockerized RabbitMQ Consumer in PHP7.1

    RabbitMQ is a message bus that allows you to send and receive messages via the Pub/Sub pattern . It is a great way to decouple different responsibilities of your system. In this post I will show you how to write a simple consumer ( subscriber ) in PHP.

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  • Ruby as a firsttimer

    My professional career mostly consists of using PHP. However I often do a side step to a different language. Lately I have been playing around with ruby The first concept that strikes me as odd, are the modules. They seem to have multiple responsibilities, they have the possibility to be used as mixin, but in the meanwhile supply you with a namespace.

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  • Jekyll is for noobs

    About 2 years ago, I created a blog based on wordpress. Although i don’t blog much, having wordpress is enough pain as it is. With every update, something breaks. It is either my template, or a plugin, or something else. And if you do not update, well your site is heavily vulnerable.

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  • Kubernetes on KVM

    As most tech people, I like playing around with technologies. I am well familiar with docker, and it was time to play around with some container orchestration. There are a lot of options out there Mesosphere Marathondocker swarm, cattlekubernetes, etc. I started playing with kubernetes as it is backed by google and is growing in popularity. I wanted to see what the fuzz is about.

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  • Private docker registry with letsencrypt

    Running your private docker registry is actually super easy to do, and this blog post shows you how you could achieve this. I am assuming you understand what docker is and docker compose. This example will use nginx in combination with letsencrypt.

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  • Behavior Driven Development in practice

    One of the idea’s behind behavior driven development is the writing human readable features. As example i am using my own owncloud charts application. The code is quite bad, but ultimately fit my needs at the time. This blog post describes how to start with behavior driven development, setting up behat, writing a feature and putting it in practice.

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