Export Belgian Football matches to .ics

Export Belgian Football matches to .ics

Not going too much into technical detail, but as I developer I was didn’t feel like spending 1 hour entering the matches of my 2 sons’ football competitions manually in our shared calendar. So as any sensible developer would do, I spent a few evenings putting together something that would take the data of the official […]

Is your Symfony/Doctrine import consuming a lot of memory?

If you’ve ever needed to write a mass-dataimport (eg. a periodic product/stock import for a webshop) in a Symfony project and decided to use your Doctrine backed objects/services from a Command object, chances are that you have run into high memory usage issues. php app/console mybundle:products:stock:import You will see the process consume more and more […]

Setting up a replicated filesystem using GlusterFS

When scaling out an application, chances are that you will need to have some sort of distributed and/or replicated filesystem. If a dedicated storage solution is not within the options, you can easely set-up a posix compliant filesystem cluster with GlusterFS. Compare GlusterFS with a RAID setup that spans across hosts. You can do things comparable […]

PHP Opcache and symlinks

If you’re using automated deployments on a regular base, chances are that you are using symlinks to limit the amount of downtime to a minimum. This is a proven approach that has worked well for many years. website current -> releases/release-12 releases/release-11 releases/release-12 When time has come to deploy a new release, the release is prepared in […]

Let’s Encrypt!

Encryption is getting more and more important to the end-users. This is most definitely the case for websites that process information of those users. SSL certificates have been around for many years, but are costly and require quite some effort to install and maintain. They require a unique IP address, need to follow some sort of […]