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Serious Branding - 10 January, 2010

While I am far from an expert in this area, I have come to realise over the last couple of years how important it is to identify yourself as an important individual in the online community, and brand yourself appropriately.

I've been working on a...

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Compiling Xdebug on OSX (v2.1.0beta1) - 11 January, 2010

Xdebug is essential. If I was a superhero, and had a utility belt, Xdebug would have a spot on there for sure.

In developing for CakePHP, and any PHP applications in general, Xdebug allows me to extend the basic error reporting of PHP to provide ...

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CakePHP's professional service, support and upcoming certification - 19 January, 2010

Hello CakePHP Bakers. It has become clear that the Cake Software Foundation's recent addition of a top navigation bar to the CakePHP website requires some explanation in order to clarify the intentions of the Cake Software Foundation (CSF) and its...

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Introducing "PreBot", an Arduino Based Robot experiment - 02 April, 2010

Over the last couple of weeks I have been building and programming for a small robot driven by an Arduino board. This was undertaken as a fun hobby with my good friend John who also bought a board and bits to build a robot.

Since I started buildi...

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PreBot gets a swanky new battery setup - 03 April, 2010

The Arudino based robot "Prebot" that I have been working on has just gotten itself a shiny new battery pack upgrade.

The previous one was constructed out of two individual 2xAA battery holders, some 9V battery connectors, and some rubber bands. ...

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SydPHP SuperFun April 2010 Meetup - 19 April, 2010

The SydPHP April 2010 meetup is only days away. With a spanky new venue, and a pre-talk social session, its bound to be a great time. All the details about the event can be found here.

My talk will be a brief introduction to Unit Testing with PHP....

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Introduction to Unit Testing with PHPUnit - 21 April, 2010

I've just come back from a successful SydPHP meeting here in Sydney, Australia. The turnout was great, and the energy in the room was brilliant. It was really nice to see some faces from previous visits, and even more so to see new people joining ...

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CakePHP, a visual history: 0 - 1.3.0 - 07 May, 2010

This is a short post, but hopefully an interesting one. I've been messing around with Gource which is adamn funky tool for producing sexy visualisations from version control systems. While we've seen this functionality from Code Swarm before, I fe...

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More CakePHP visualizations, 2010 Jan to May - 08 May, 2010

Hot on the heels of yesterdays post, I've created a visualization of the development going on for CakePHP from all contributors from January 2010 to May 2010. This is slower than the previous visual, allowing you to see more clearly what is going ...

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Sketching up a storm - 19 May, 2010

Myself and a couple of mates (Tom Campbell and John Marsden) have been messing around with our graphics tablets. We've all had one for a while, but never really put too much effort into using them. John decided, after drawing this awesome nighting...

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Update for CakePHP-Goodies (AutoJavascript and Gravatar Helpers) - 22 May, 2010

Just a quick one tonight.. I've received some feedback via the CakePHP Bakery indicating that an oversight in the pathing for the unexpectedly popular Automatic Javascript Includer Helper caused it to not work for Windows systems.

While I don't m...

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PHP Matsuri 2010 - Day 1 - 02 October, 2010

This year I was invited to speak and give a workshop for CakePHP at PHP Matsuri in Tokyo, Japan. I was thrilled to be invited, and was keen to make contact with some old friends from last years Cake Matsuri event, and to meet some new and exciting...

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Element debugging with CakePHP's DebugKit - 16 October, 2010

I recently attended PHP Matsuri 2010 and gave a presentation and workshop on CakePHP for the Japanese community. I was surprised to find the massive amount of plugins and resources they have created internally that are otherwise undiscovered or no...

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Automatically generating changelogs from git, for CakePHP - 02 November, 2010

So you want to generate a changelog for your cool open source project, but you don't want to go to all the hassle of writing it out every time, or generating sets and posting them to your website. I mean its a hassle that you shouldn't have to dea...

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