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Sass with sourcemaps, webpack, and live reload

Two days ago, I would have told you just how much of a poor, poor soul you are. Because it’s simply not possible, but the READMEs make you chase the dragon, leading you to believe that it is possible. But alas, no, none of the methods work. After spending hours, you will find out that you can have either source maps, or live reload. Not both. Pick one. But yeah that was two days ago, read on.

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Stuff I’m working with #1

A few things that are keeping me busy, or making me pull my hair out, either at work, or at home. There is a few more I want to write about, I just have to find some time.
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ThinkPad W540 opinions, and Linux support

I just got a new laptop from the company I’m working at, that I have used for about a month now, here’s a quick writeup on how it performs so far.

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A few years with Doctrine2

I have been using Doctrine2 for about 3 years now. I started with the first 2.0 stable, integrating it into my employer’s in-house framework, and in the last year, I have been using it as part of Symfony2. There are quite a few things that I love about it, and a small amount that I dislike.
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Oculus Rift got Zuckerberged

Not 24 hours have passed since the announcement, and the internet is already up in flames. Oculus Rift, one of the most promising VR technology is now in the hands of Facebook.

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Merging/diffing a file with git, that was deleted upstream, but has local changes

Or vice-versa, you deleted a file, that changed upstream, and now you have to see a diff between the base, and the changed file. The problem is that the usual tools, like git diff, git show, don’t return any useful results, and checkout does not have a --base switch (like it has for --theirs and --ours).

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Javascript module loaders considered harmful?

Apparently, module loaders are a bad thing now, based on some obscure points, according to an article from @ironfroggy. None of the points mentioned in the article make sense, and here’s why.

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Invalidating the OPcache in PHP 5.5

The Zend Optimizer+ has been integrated into PHP core with the 5.5 release, which, according to the RFC page, has many advantages over APC. It has been renamed OPcache, can be enabled with a simple ini setting, and since it’s in the core, it offers better version compatibility. Unfortunately it also includes my only gripe with APC, invalidating the cache is much harder than what one would think.

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What is missing from the master branch, but is present in devel?

Or, what is present in branch A, but missing from branch B? I always, always, ALWAYS have to look this up. I have a devel, and a master branch, there were a few hotfixes on the master branch, and there are a few new features developed in devel. Now I want to make sure that the hotfixes are merged back to devel, and I also want to check what new features will be deployed, if I merge devel into master.

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Writing a Chrome extension

This is part 2 of the How to develop browser extension article series. I’ll give a few guidelines, examples, and show some gotchas on what to look out for, when you are developing an extension for Chrome.

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