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Random blobs of wisdom about software engineering

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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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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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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Ever wondered how you can develop a browser extension? It's not hard, you just have to read a bit of docs, and do a lot of trial and error. This will be a 3-5 posts long series, that talks about how to develop an extension for today's browsers in general, and the various traps one might fall into while developing one. I am covering Chrome, Safari, and Firefox in detail, unfortunately I have no experience with IE, and Opera. I will also talk about cross-browser extension frameworks at the end.

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