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How I set up my local PHP development environment on Mac OSX Yosemite in three easy steps

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When I first started writing this post, I considered giving it a title such as “How to set up local PHP development with dynamically configured mass virtual hosting on Apache 2.4”, “Quick and easy prototyping using Liip PHP, Dnsmasq or Proxy Auto Configuration” or even “The Ultimate Guide to Rapid

The magic of createObjectURL()

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The web platform is maturing faster and faster, and we’re seeing the work normally done by native desktop applications now often shifting towards web-based applications instead. Features that may appear to have little importance can be really powerful when combined together. A good example of this is URL.createObjectURL(). On it’s own,

Using local packages as composer dependencies

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Composer changed pretty much everything when it comes to including dependencies in PHP projects. No more SVN externals or copying large library folders into your project. This is really great, but there’s one thing I’ve been struggling to find a smooth process for; developing dependencies for your project. When implementing

Six deep link tactics to drive traffic to your mobile apps

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Many publishers have developed mobile apps that deliver a better user experience than their mobile websites. Getting people to use your app instead of your mobile website can increase user engagement with your publication. Using different deep linking techniques to link to content within your app is one way of

Javazone 2014 day 1 report

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Keyword of the day: Variety So this is my first time at Javazone. I had high expectations from everything I’ve heard about it, but I did not expect death metal for the opening show at 08:45 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qifObSLGHW0

Light introduction to Web Components

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Web Components is a new set of HTML5 definitions that is currently only partially supported in the latest browsers. This article intends only to glance at the technology hoping that you might get a little insight into one of the biggest evolutional steps of future HTML development.

Node and systemd, BFF!

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Since Centos7 was released in July, a “nondesktop” distro(other than rhel7 ofc) is using systemd. Like it, hate it or discuss it, systemd is here to stay. As we have been discussing internally how to manage startup of nodejs apps, using monit/pm2/others has been alternatives, and now, imho, systemd is

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