Archive for April, 2014


April 30th, 2014 1 comment
This week I discovered Phing ( In one word: WOW. What an incredibly powerfull ANT based deployment framework. Basically you define targets in an XML file. Each target can perform a multitude of tasks. Moving and copying files. Replacing strings. Work with filesets, include and exclude files. I use it to produce the installation and upgrade ZIP files for Joomla. Not only does is copy the necessary files, but it also changes the manifest file, for instance the version of the extension. From the a single codebase, with one click I have both a file for upgrading an extension or a fresh install. It also archives older versions of the extension. I have only started to scratch the surface of the possibilities. Very exciting framework, you should definitely take a look.
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April 29th, 2014 No comments
The last 18 month's I've been busy with my masters at Erasmus University Rotterdam. My master is in sociology, something very different from my bachelor in Computer Engineering. Computer Engineering is very black and white study, it trains you to think in zero’s and ones (I am exaggerating a bit here). Sociology is something completely different and very much out of my comfort zone. Things are always gray, they have a state of zero and one, it only depends from what perspective you look at things. It’s a bit like Schrödinger’s cat mental experiment, only the lid f the box is open AND you still don’t know what state the cat is in. I’ll be focusing on my thesis the coming months, it is on the topic of autonomy.
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I must (and this time I really mean it) update this site more often.

April 22nd, 2014 No comments
I must make a habit of updating this site more often.
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