Composer is an awesome and powerful tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the libraries your project depends on and it will manage (install/update) them, and their respective dependencies for you. To make your own libraries or packages usable by composer users, you need to declare them towards composer. When the package is public, less steps are required. You could host your repository online on GitHub for example, then declare it towards the packagist.org index for example. When the repository is private, it's a bit trickier, and I spent some time figuring it out, so here's a little feedback on my attempts.Read more
Always being on the lookout for tools and methods that would help a development team industrialise its processes, I got interested into Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration.
On of the leading tools of this field being Jenkins, I setup an instance to get started.
Here's some feedback on my experience.
Disclaimer : I'm not a Jenkins nor CI expert, this is just a retranscription of my wanderings, hoping it would serve a fellow developer out there.
This is the first article of a series in which we'll explain our development process industrialisation. We'll describe how we went from a team of individuals doing things together but artisanally, to a more industrial and qualitative approach. This first topic talks about how we standardized our development environments with Vagrant.Read more
Blend Web Mix, c'est la conférence Lyonnaise du Web. C'est une chance d'assister à des des conférences enrichissantes et motivantes, de rencontrer des gens intéressants, le tout dans le cadre toujours très agréable de la cité internationale. Cette année encore, l'édition a été riche en enseignements. Retour sur les conférences auxquelles j'ai assisté, et ce que j'ai pu en retirer.Read more
As a lead developer, I watch the web development market for solid trends (not the hype ones), and see if they could be a tangible addition to our workflow. Like Angular a few years ago, React has gained enough momentum to catch my attention. I decided to try it out in a side project to get a better understanding of how it works. Here are a few things I've noted from our first encounter. This is a beginner's point of view, not a React expert's one, so if you see any mistakes, don't hesitate to let me know, I'll update the article accordingly.Read more
The Watch is a list of curated quality links about web development. I've been maintaining it for a year now so I thought I would share the results with everyone as this will probably be useful to somebody else. I select the links from Twitter mostly based on their usefulness. They contain interesting reads, points of views, helpful scripts, articles, resources... Well plenty of things worth bookmarking when you are interested in web development.Read more