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Marenkay's ramblings

A blog about being a father, software development, Linux, and more.


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Use PHPSpec NOW

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Symfony 2 based applications usually should be built driven by tests. But given the nature of such applications I found myself wondering, if unit testing with phpunit really is the right way to go. Why? Because a Symfony application usually should implement a specified set of features, and we should not be looking at our application from a functional level. Read More

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Running Vagrant and QEMU 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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I’ve been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as operating system for work and home use exclusively ever since it was released on these days I mostly develop in C++ or in PHP to build Symfony 2 applications. Read More

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Wine on Ubuntu

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Ever since I left the Windows world completely two years ago, there have been occasions where I had to test or temporarily use a Windows only application. Read More

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DevOps with KVM and Puppet (1)

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Building your network never has been easier. These days DevOps are everywhere, and with tools like KVM, and Puppet freely available, you can build your local network by only focusing on what each system should do for you. Read More

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Using Propel as ORM in Symfony2 applications

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Symfony 2 is quite awesome, and what I really like is the ability to switch out any component with another component. Ever since I started building applications with Symfony one thing really has bothered me, and that was Doctrine. It just did not feel natural to use it. Read More