Best practices

Post image for Clean Code – Is my code always readable? Did you ever have to go back to a fragment of code that you wrote a month or year ago? How did it feel? Was it easy or did you have to figure out how it worked from scratch? If you need more than just one look, there is a good chance that you are doing something wrong. And if you scratch you head an think: “What the heck was I thinking?”, you have definitely done it wrong. But what have gone wrong? Most probably the code works fine and at some point you knew it inside out. Why can’t you remember it now? Maybe your code wasn’t written clearly enough and in accordance with best coding practices? Here are a few tips on how to write easily readable code not just for yourself but also for other developers. Read the full article →

Two Symfony Live videos every (web) developer must see

by Jakub Zalas March 19, 2011 Best practices
Few days ago videos from the Symfony Live conference in Paris were published. I have to say it was an excellent conference with many great talks and exceptional people. It not only covered Symfony or PHP topics but also more general things in the area of web development and best practices.
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Why automatic deployment of PHP applications is important?

by Jakub Zalas March 15, 2010 Best practices
There are many ways PHP applications are deployed on production servers. Some people use SCMs like Subversion to fetch latest revision of code. Others simply transfer the files via FTP, SSH or rsync. There is one problem with all of these approaches. They are error prone. File transfer is only part of the deployment process. [...]
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Are company meetings useless?

by Agnieszka Gibowska February 5, 2010 HRM
The company life is all about communication be it direct, face-to-face or virtual and remote with colleagues, clients and company partners. Have you ever counted how many meetings you attend in the period of a month or a year? Many people’s work days consist of meetings almost entirely. After all these hours of discussing most [...]
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Why do we need Open Source frameworks?

by Jakub Zalas November 17, 2009 Agile software development
The purpose of using widely available frameworks is surprisingly not always clear to everyone. Some even prefer not to use any framework at all. Obviously for some it may be  harder to understand than for others. The question remains: why using Open Source frameworks is so important and valuable?
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CSS framework? Is it worth it?

by bmazurek November 16, 2009 Best practices
Among environmental designers, the word “css framework” is becoming more and more popular. But what is it? What are the benefits and drawbacks are we facing here. Below you will find the first part of the article on css framework.
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