I’m spending this day trying to create an “universal” administration dashboard with which I’ll finally be happy with. I’m using Dojo to spice up the UI, because I think it’s awesome and it has a lot of stuff in it and plays well with Zend Framework. This post is dedicated to the future stupid me.

Communicating with Pidgin from PHP via D-Bus

on December 18, 2011. in Development, Programming. A 4 minute read.

Earlier this week I got an idea of trying to communicate with Pidgin, a chat client, via the terminal. Sounded like a fun thing to hack on, plus, could be made useful (in my head, at least), for things like logging from a web application directly to IM, or, heck, even creating something like Github’s Hubot, commanding a server or an application just via chat. Surely I wasn’t the first one to come up with this idea and after a bit of a googling found out that Pidgin’s libpurple has a nice API for that, exposed via D-Bus.

Upgrading to Fedora 16

on November 12, 2011. in Development, Software. A 2 minute read.

Decided today to upgrade my laptop to Fedora 16, which was released a few days ago. I first switched to Fedora (with XFCE as the desktop environment) from Ubuntu in August, I think. An excellent decision as it is working really great for me. XFCE is also great, really happy that I made this switch.

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Contributing to Zend Framework 2

on November 10, 2011. in Development, Programming. A 2 minute read.

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Benchmarking pages behind a login with ab

on November 09, 2011. in Development, Free time, Programming. A 2 minute read.

Tonight I decided to relax a bit and what better way of relaxing is there for a geek then to do some bash scripting?! So for fun and no profit I decided to try and benchmark pages with ab, Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool, which are behind a login. Turns out, it’s pretty easy after reading some man pages ;)

A Zend Framework 2 EventManager use case

on October 19, 2011. in Development, Programming. A 4 minute read.

With Zend Framework 2 beta 1 released yesterday and some free time to spare, I decided to finally try and tackle one of the “scariest” additions to the Zend Framework - the EventManager component. Now, I won’t go into details about this whole event voodoo, Matthew already did that. Twice.

Webkonf 2011 recap

on October 10, 2011. in Blablabla, Development. A 2 minute read.

This past weekend the Hungarian web conference was held in the amazing Buda Castle, in Budapest. It was a one day conference, with talks being held on 3 tracks, all in all 21 talk. This was my first time here and I attended as a speaker with a talk on Zend Framework 2 (more on that later).

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Speaking at Webkonf 2011

on September 12, 2011. in Blablabla, Development. A 1 minute read.

I’ll be giving a talk at this year’s Hungarian Web Conference, Webkonf, which will be held on October 8th in Budapest. The topic of the talk is Zend Framework 2 and with the recent happenings in the framework world and in the community (thanks Paddy!), it will be both interesting and challenging to create a talk worth listening :) Oh, and I’ll be presenting in Hungarian :)

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This one falls into a category of bogus Symfony2 documentation. Or inconsistent behavior. Or whatever. It’s a bit frustrating.

I started to work on/figuring out the security part in Symfony2 and one part where the docs fail so far is to explain how to import security settings from a bundle.