• How to Enforce Coding Conventions

    Setting up a set of rules for the whole company to adhere to can be tricky. Not everyone is convinced about the benefits and even the biggest fans of such a set of rules have trouble agreeing on what exactly the rules ought to be. Tabs or spaces, for example, have been the subject of many a heated discussion and will probably continue to be so long after our future robotic overlords have taken over.

    July 10, 2017 by Lisa Steendam
  • 4 Guidelines to Keep in Mind while Performance Testing

    These days users are expecting more and more responsiveness online. You simply can’t afford anymore to, for example, have a user wait for over 10 seconds before a webservice call returns. Proper performance testing has therefore become unavoidable.

    June 28, 2017 by Maarten Vandeperre
  • Time to FLIP - High Performance Animations

    When you are animating something on a website, you obviously want it to run smooth on all your devices. After all, the use of animations just makes a site feel so much more fun to visit. When these animations don’t go smooth like they’re supposed to, your website will feel way less professional. In this blogpost we’ll show you how to make animations perform better using the four steps of FLIP animations.

    June 22, 2017 by Marijn Rutten
  • Why Use Composer to Automate Builds - A Drupal 8 Use Case

    If you ever attended a PHP conference in the last years, you know Composer is the standard tool to manage your dependencies. Many PHP projects, like Symfony and Drupal 8, come with an out-of-the-box composer.json file. Though it may feel like a no-brainer to use dependency management for third party libraries, have you looked at what else Composer can do for your build automation and continuous integration in PHP? 

    June 6, 2017 by David Duymelinck
  • Three Scenarios in Which Comments are Highly Useful

    There is a tendency in the software world to write less and less comments, mostly because developers don’t have a lot of time. Instead of writing down comments, developers may choose to spend their efforts fixing bugs and completing new features.

    May 26, 2017 by Stefan Pauwels