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Angular 2 is terrible

“We used Angular 2 for our frontend. I was not involved in this decision, and I came to work on the frontend relatively late in the project. This post is not meant to be a comprehensive review of the framework, but rather a collection of observations after using it for a little more than two weeks. I don’t claim that using it for two weeks makes me an expert, and welcome any corrections, but for what it’s worth, I consider using Angular 2 one of the biggest mistakes for our project …

Read more at:

https://meebleforp.com/blog/36/angular-2-is-terrible

 

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I QUIT: WHAT REALLY GOES ON AT APPLE

I’ve just escaped the Apple institution. I’ve sent in my resignation, and fled down its bright white corridors curated by crass colourful pictures of iPhones past. I handed in my security pass and in return I was able to re-claim my creativity, individuality and free thinking from the secure Apple cloak room.  Finally now, for the first time in two years, I feel light, creative and inspired. I am again an individual with my own creative ideas, perceptions, values and beliefs. It may take me a while, but from what I believe – I’m now able to express such beliefs again. I am no longer part of the collective  iCult machine whose dirty, worn-out, greasy and naive internal mechanisms of bullying, harassment and mind-games push out shiny and polished iPhones every year ….”

Read more at:

http://roadlesstravelled.me/2015/04/06/why-steve-jobs-motivated-me-to-quit-apple/

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Laravel Excel Package

Laravel Excel brings the power of PHPOffice’s PHPExcel to Laravel 5 with a touch of the Laravel Magic. It includes features like: importing Excel and CSV to collections, exporting models, array’s and views to Excel, importing batches of files and importing a file by a config file.

Sample:

Excel::create('Laravel Excel', function($excel) {

    $excel->sheet('Excel sheet', function($sheet) {

        $sheet->setOrientation('landscape');

    });

})->export('xls');

 

See more at:

https://github.com/Maatwebsite/Laravel-Excel

Documentation:

http://www.maatwebsite.nl/laravel-excel/docs

To install with Composer:

composer require maatwebsite/excel

 

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Validate values in PHP with Respect\Validation

Need a easy validation package for your PHP project. Respect\Validation could be the right library for you. It has 80 fully tested validators and its easy to install and use. How easy? How about:

v::numeric()->positive()->between(1, 256)->validate($myNumber)

See more at:

http://documentup.com/Respect/Validation

To install with Composer:

composer require respect/validation
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jQuery Resizable Table Columns

Resize your table columns by dragging the header edges. It also stores cell sizes for page refresh. Works in Chrome & Firefox (Mac + Windows), and IE 9 + 10, and also Chrome for Android.

Read more at:

https://github.com/dobtco/jquery-resizable-columns

Demo:

http://dobtco.github.io/jquery-resizable-columns/

To install with Bower:

bower install jquery-resizable-columns

 

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The most popular PHP-related sites in 2014

See the most popular websites related to PHP programing language, based on Alexa rankings:

http://szabgab.com/the-popularity-of-php-in-2014.html

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How to Back Up Your WordPress Database

“WordPress stores a ton of important stuff in the database. You probably know your actual content is in the database: blog posts, pages, custom post types, comments, etc. But the database stores more than content. Much more …”

Read more at:

http://css-tricks.com/back-wordpress-database/

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PerfBar – website performance metrics

Simple way to collect and look at your website performance metrics quickly, that supports budgeting and adding custom metrics.

Read more at:

http://lafikl.github.io/perfBar/

To install with Bower:

bower install perfbar

 

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PHP 7 new hashtable implementation

“As part of the work on the upcoming PHP 7, large parts of the Zend Engine have been rewritten with a focus on smaller data structures requiring fewer allocations. In this article I will provide an overview of the new hashtable implementation and show why it is more efficient than the previous implementation.”

Read more at:

http://nikic.github.io/2014/12/22/PHPs-new-hashtable-implementation.html

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In Programming, One Is The Loneliest Number

“Is software development an activity preferred by anti-social, misanthropic individuals who’d rather deal with computers than other people? If so, does it then follow that all software projects are best performed by a single person, working alone?”

Read more at:

http://blog.codinghorror.com/in-programming-one-is-the-loneliest-number/

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