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Eclipse segfaults on Kubuntu 14.04

I recently made a mistake. I upgraded Kubuntu to the latest version. At first glance everything looked fine, however I quickly realized that something went wrong when I tried to use Eclipse. Opening some dialogs made Eclipse segfault. Reinstalling Eclipse did not work so I took the route to the Eclipse bugtracker and found bug #440660. As it seems the Oxygen GTK theme which is used by KDE to make GTK application "look nice" is incompatible with the Eclipse SWT library. Swichting to another GTK theme was not an option. Luckily the bug report shows a work-a-round to fix the problem:

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 21.10.2014 | 0 Kommentare

code.talks 2014 Retrospektive

Das diesjährige "Klassentreffen der Entwicklerszene" bot wieder Vorträge zu einer Vielzahl von Themen. Schwerpunkte waren unter anderem PHP, Java, Javascript, UX / Frontend, sowie Mobile Development. In einer Vielzahl von Vorträgen berichteten Entwickler über Ihre Erfahrungen und stellten neue Konzepte / Denkansätze vor. Unter anderem besuchten wir:

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Verfasst von Christopher Campbell am 17.10.2014 | 0 Kommentare

ExtJS5@rheinmainjs

Am Donnerstag den 16.10.2014 trifft sich die RheinMainJS Usergroup ab 19 Uhr bei //SEIBERT/MEDIA in Wiesbaden. Ich bin als Sprecher dabei und werde in meinem Vortrag "ExtJS 5 MVVM - WTF? FTW!" auf die neuen Features von ExtJS5 eingehen und von unseren Projekterfahrungen berichten.

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Verfasst von Peter Hildenbrand am 13.10.2014 | 0 Kommentare

Symlink issues with Vagrant and Composer

Recently we converted one of project to use Vagrant Rsync Folders instead of the default VirtualBox shared folders setup. After running the vagrant rsync-auto command for a while we realized that the symlinks in Composers ./vendor/bin/ where replaced with the content of the previously symlinked files. This made the commands unusable.
After a bit of investigation is was clear what was happening: Vagrant does not by default pass the -l flag to rsync which means symlinks are not preserved (even though the vendor folder was not copied to the guest vm). To fix this we had to adjust the rsync options by setting the rsync__args for the folder to:

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 17.09.2014 | 0 Kommentare

Vagrant Rsync Folders on a Windows host

Since quite a while Vagrant has support for syncing folders via rsync. While it is quite easy to set things up on a linux box, I was struggling a bit to get things going on a windows host. As the vagrant docs recommended I installed rsync and ssh client via the Cygwin package. After running "vagrant up" I got an error from the Vagrant rsync plugin stating "No such file or directory". Via Google search I came across a bug report on Github. As it turns out the problem seems to occur because Vagrant "tries to be smart and detect the environment but it obviously doesn't work reliably". The proposed solution is to patch the Vagrant ruby sources. You have to edit the file C:\HashiCorp\Vagrant\embedded\gems\gems\vagrant-1.6.3\plugins\synced_folders\rsync\helper.rb and change line 43 to:

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 31.07.2014 | 0 Kommentare

Phing Exec Task and Argument Escaping

Recently I needed to run a script on server via SSH. To automate things I wanted to execute the script via Phing. The command I wanted to execute looked like this:

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 28.07.2014 | 0 Kommentare

Npm in need of current Git version

Recently we were in the need to create (and host) an own npm module. Setting up a private repository with sinopia seemed like a bit too much work for hosting just a single npm package. So I decided to use the built-in functionality of npm to directly refer to a git repository in the package.json file. This worked fine on "my machine" but failed on my co-workers machine. It turned out that we were both using the same version of nodejs and npm but we were running different versions of git. I had a recent version of git running. My co-worker`s git version was pretty old (1.7.x). I advised that we should upgrade git any try again. And guess what, after the upgrade npm install worked perfectly fine.

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 21.07.2014 | 0 Kommentare

International PHP Conference 2014

Vom 26.10.2014 bis zum 29.10.2014 findet in München die International PHP Conference 2014 statt. Ich freue mich als Sprecher dabei sein zu können und meine Vorträge "From Vagrant to Production" und "The seven deadly Sins of Dependency Injection" präsentieren zu können.

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 14.07.2014 | 0 Kommentare

PHP North West Conference 2014

Vom 03.10.2014 bis zum 05.10.2014 findet in Manchester die PHP North West Conference 2014 statt. Ich freue mich als Sprecher dabei sein zu können und meinem Vortrag "Composer for corporate use" präsentieren zu können.

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 05.07.2014 | 0 Kommentare

Developer Week 2014

Bereits zum zweiten Mal findet in Nürnberg die Developer Week statt. Die Konferenz findet vom 14.07.2014 - 17.07.2014 im Nürnberg Convention Center NCC Ost statt und vereint die drei Sub-Konferenzen die NET Developer Conference, die Mobile Developer Conference und die Web Developer Conference. Ich freue mich mit meinen Vortrag "PostgreSQL: Die NoSQL Datenbank die niemand kennt" dabei zu sein. Der Vortrag zeigt auf wie man PostgreSQL als NoSQL Datenbank einsetzen kann und stellt dar warum dies in bestimmten Situationen durchaus Sinn machen kann.

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Verfasst von Stephan Hochdörfer am 08.06.2014 | 0 Kommentare