Standardizing development environments with Vagrant
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.
This is a post I wrote for NOE interactive.Read the rest of this article on NOE's blog
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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
Building dynamic forms is a task that a lot of web developers will have to do at some point. By dynamic I mean forms that change based on what the user inputs.
A basic example of dynamic forms, are those that allow the user to add the same group of information several times. For example, an attendance form, where you can add several persons, a booking form where you can add several tickets, a membership with several users, a media page with several pictures or videos and so on, the possibilities are countless.
In order to facilitate the development of such forms, I created a little plugin, that allows you to dynamically clone a specific set of information that will be repeated. So if you ever searched a way of cloning forms, fieldsets or groups of input, this could really be helpful.
It's now quite common to swap the old url format containing file extensions and non explicit query strings by SEO friendly ones, only made of keywords and slashes, hence their name.
There are several techniques to do so, and I certainly do not have the pretention to say that this one is the best of all, but it is the one I use in personal projects as it works nicely, and it is robust and dynamic.
It makes use of an .htaccess file to rewrite the urls, of a php function to parse the given parameters, and a content manager to serve the appropriate content according to them.
Before we start I'd like to make a personal thanks to Josh Moont for his precious help.