Category: PHP

Symfony2 components overview: Process

This post covers the Symfony2 process component and is the 11th post from our series on Symfony2 components. The Symfony2 Process component, allows us to execute commands in sub-processes. Installation The recommended way of installing the component is through Composer: If you have never used Composer before check out our Composer 101 post. The component […]

April 16 / 2014

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How GZIP Compression Works

Even in today’s world, with fast networks and almost unlimited storage, data compression is still relevant, especially for mobile devices and countries with poor Internet connections. This post covers the de-facto lossless compression method for compressing text data in websites: GZIP. GZIP compression GZIP provides a lossless compression, that is, we can recover the original […]

April 14 / 2014
Author Raul Fraile
Category PHP, Shared Hosting, VPS
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Symfony2 components overview: ExpressionLanguage

This is the 10th post in our series on Symfony2 components and we will cover the latest component added to Symfony: the ExpressionLanguage component. This component was added in version 2.4 and  provides a way to have dynamic aspects in static configurations. For example, it can be used to evaluate expressions in configuration files, create a DSL ,or build a business rules […]

April 07 / 2014

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HHVM & Hack available at ServerGrove

It is well known that Facebook is currently the largest site built using PHP, but not everyone knows that they have created their own new language called Hack. It’s based on PHP and contains several new features and improvements. You can start learning about Hack with their online tutorial. To run Hack they created a […]

April 03 / 2014
Author Pablo
Category PHP, VPS
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Deployment of Symfony2 applications with Ansible

Ansible is a powerful automation engine that simplifies deploying systems and apps. Its popularity has been rising rapidly as developers and system administrators look for simpler ways to manage servers and deploy applications. The selling points of Ansible are: simplicity: the configuration is done through INI and YAML files agentless: there is no agent to […]

April 01 / 2014
Author Pablo
Category PHP, Symfony, Tutorials
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