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Category Archive — "tools"

Migrating from Wordpress to Sculpin
Some time ago, on January 2014, I decided to start writing a blog. Seemed like a good idea. I might be able to show my skills and learn new ones at the same time. I didn't wanted to use a very complex tool for this purpose, or to create one of my own (why to reinvent the wheel?...
Dependency management and autoloading in php projects with composer
One of the common problems we have to confront when starting a new PHP project is how to handle the different dependencies we are going to have. One could think the easier solution is to download all the libraries we are going to need, put them in a lib directory and add them to...
How to prepare the Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect exam
Last week I passed the Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect exam. I will try to explain how did I prepare it. Studying In late March I recived an email that my exam was going to be on May the seventh, so I saw that I was going to have 4-6 weeks to prepare it. I could have star...
Dependency management in Java projects with Ant and Ivy
Dependency management is very important in any kind of project. Any application will need to use third party libraries to avoid to reinvent the wheel. The problem is that getting each one of them from a different place takes time, and it’s not easy to be sure we get the correct ...
Compile NSIS scripts in Linux
NSIS is a well known system used to create Windows installers for any type of application based on scripts. It is good system. Once we have defined our script we can automatically build it to create application installers in minutes, including creation of Windows register entrie...