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Less is more

One of the things I remember the most from my first year at design school back in 2002 is the phrase “less is more”. The words originally came from architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the early 20th century, and is the unofficial mission statement for the “minimalist” design

NPM, Travis, Node 0.8 and the “Caret Operator”

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If you have a node.js project that you want to have tested using Travis-CI, you may run in to a problem if you want to support node <= 0.8. The reason for this is the new caret operator, which was introduced in node-semver. This module is used by npm to

Setting up a mobile device lab

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It is becoming more and more challenging to test apps and websites on different devices, with different screen sizes, running different operating systems and with multiple browsers installed. How can you guarantee that your website or app works on every device and on every browser? Nothing beats testing on the

Look, look – we built something!

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As mentioned in one of the previous blog posts, two of the guys from development @ VG went to The Gathering last week. Together with Prisjakt and Level Up they had a booth there to get in touch with the young and bright geek minds. With them to Vikingskipet they brought

JavaScript: What the hell is this!?

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In this post we will cover some JavaScript basics with focus on areas experienced JavaScripters take for granted; but beginners sometimes struggle with.. If you fall somewhere in between then maybe this post will teach you something new!

The Gathering Contest

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Level Up, VG and Prisjakt join forces and have a joint booth during annual easter LAN-party The Gathering, which is located in Hamar Olympic Hall. The booth will be open from 8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m throughout the event. Here you can get some refreshments, play games or just chill out. Not only will we

Comparing your privates in PHP

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While working with some code that should compare two different instances of the same class I discovered a “hidden” feature in PHP. I was going to compare several private properties between to objects and started making a piece of code to perform the actual comparison using getters for the properties.

Visualizing the most read articles on VG

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D3. Behind this name is a pretty neat concept, called Data-Driven Documents. I took a look at the framework last year after seeing a lot of cool demos using it. It’s really flexible, and is not tied to a specific form of presentation – you can use D3 to generate an

Xcode Plugins

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If you haven’t done so already it’s time to check out some Xcode plugins. How about managing cocoapods from inside Xcode or getting a Todo-list window generated from your code comments? Clang-formatting your code, install new color themes or getting a minimap-view like in Sublime text?

Deploying apps in OpenShift

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After you’ve set up OpenShift with a node or two, deploying applications is as easy as it gets. You can do lots of stuff in the broker console, but RHC is the way to go: RHC is a RubyGem installed like all others:

To set it up:

Swagger docs in ZF2 with examples – Part 2: Swagger UI

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This blog post on Swagger UI is a follow-up on my recent post on Swagger annotation parsing in ZF2. If you’re not already set up with Swagger annotation parsing in you ZF2 app I recommend that you read part 1 first. In the last post we got ZF2 set up

OpenVPN configuration files + Ubuntu’s network manager

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OpenVPN has feature that exports client configuration files. While it is definitely possible to run OpenVPN from the command line, I prefer to have a GUI that allows me to easily connect/disconnect from VPN. Ubuntu’s network manager and the .ovpn configuration files exported from OpenVPN does not play well together,