Five Game Jams

As you probably know, my job is to code for the web (mostly), but I have always dreamt to create games, and thought that this was too different or too hard for me to do properly, until I changed my mind very recently. tl;dr: Go directly play Phat Fishes. I first learnt about Game Jams via a friend (@speedyiop) that was in an association called Game Dev Party that still exists and hosts…

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Easy charting with Metabase

Hello there! Yes, I know It's been ages since I wrote anything here. Who are you? The internet police? 😱 LEAVE ME ALONE. Anyway, we've been really busy with Netcats! These past monthes we've made a brand new iPhone application for Diwi (dating app in French only, but do take a look!), and as we did a cool start with more than 2K active users in two weeks, we needed insights about who our users…

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10 tips with Behat3 and Mink

I've been in 💖 with Behat for four years now, and when @matthieunapoli asked me about how to setup Behat3 in one of his project I realized that I'm using some tricks in my scenarios, so I might as well share them… I hope you'll find one or two useful! 0. No shame disclaimer 1. Create a BaseContext 2. Add some Magic 3. The Inevitable Spin 4. Use ExpectationException 5. Polymorphic steps 6.…

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The lesson Blackfire.io taught me

I was at the Forum PHP 2015 this year and, just like last year, blackfire.io was sponsoring the event. I decided to give them another chance because the first version I tried last year was a bit raw and I have to admit they did some huge improvements in a year! I first tried it directly at the Forum PHP and did some more test later this week. (And yes, I also write this blog post to try and win a…

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Properly debug on Android browser

Oh hi! Long time no see! A lot of stuff happened: with the launch of my new project https://diwi.com we've been really busy (a detailled blog post on this to come later), and I also was writing a super long blog post about Behat but lost motivation along the way… Anyway, as I said Diwi was a big project, launched really recently and we still have a lot to do. One of our biggest concern is to be…

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The Ultimate print versus echo benchmark

Single quotes VS double quotes, sizeof() VS count(), for VS while… A lot of questions have torn the PHP community appart for decades but one of the most debated question is: What is fastest? print or echo?! While I do prefer print for aesthetic reason I'll try to answer this once and for all. The setup It is always hard to find the correct setup for benchmarking low level langage features,…

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Why my previous blog sucked

tl;dr — I put this new blog on github and it's much more convenient. So yeah, I did not used my previous blog much, and there are numerous reasons why, so here is a list of problems I had: Over Engineered I'm sure a lot of coder know this syndrome, when you want to do something for yourself, you want it to be perfect, complicated and to suit 100% of your needs (and looks good). For my part I…

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Oh hi! It's yet another blog I made.

Hello! Looks like I haven't had a blog in decades, but it's only for about a year that the previous tentacode.net blog was down and gathering dust. Well. Maybe this time it will last for longer than three posts, who knows? Anyway! It's been a long while and a lot of things have changed… First of all I'm working since august 2014 in a marvelous company called Ouiche Lorraine, managed by the guys…

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