Symfony2 Tutorial: The Planning Stage of Website Development

This is the first part of the series Symfony2 Tutorial for Beginners. It will give a short overview over the functionality of the website we are going to build.

For the purpose of this tutorial, I will keep the functionality that will need to be planned at a minimum.

We will develop a Website which will have an Impressum (static page), a contact page (interactive page), and a page which lists news posted by a site admin (persistence). The news may be in one or more categories.

Symfony2 Tutorial for Beginners

The series Symfony2 Tutorial for Beginners will describe the development of a website with Symfony2 step by step. At the end of this tutorial the reader should be able to set up a Symfony2 project and design a basic interactive website with multiple pages, forms, logins and persistable data. Symfony2 Tutorial Part 1: The Planning Stage of Website Development Part 2: Netbeans and Symfony2: Setting everything up Part 3: The first static Page: Routing, Templates, Twig Part 4: User Submissions: Controller, Forms, E-Mail Part 5: Storing Data: Entities, Doctrine, Sql Further Reading Symfony2 – The Book: Information on the basics of Symfony2 Symfony2 – The Cookbook: In depth description of specific aspects of Symfony2 Creating a blog in Symfony2: Also a great tutorial for Symfony2 A fast introduction to Symfony2: Compact overview of Symfony2 functionality with examples

LogEval – Java Server Log Analyzer and Parser

LogEval parses and analyses server log files such as Apache or Nginx logs. LogEval can be used instead of web-analysis tools such as Google Analytics or Piwik to save resources or in addition to those tools to get a broader picture of the webserver traffic.

Java Function Passing

In Java, passing a function as parameter is not directly supported because no constructs like lambda exist in the Java programming language (they do since Java 8, see the last section). But there are alternatives, and in this post I will describe some of them. Java Function passing using Interfaces / Strategy Pattern Using Template Method Pattern Think about alternatives for passing functions Using Lambda to pass a function in Java Interfaces / Strategy Pattern With an interface, it is possible to mimic function passing in Java.

When and How to improve Java performance

When to increase performance (and when not to) General tips to Improve Performance of Java Code Increase Java performance in big loops Netbeans Profiler Further Reading When to increase performance (and when not to) Most of the time, there is a trade-off: You can either have fast code, or you can have clean code. And most of the time, clean code is more important. but there are cases when speed actually matters and one is willing” to sacrifice quality and maintainability of the code for an performance increase.

WordPress: Html language meta tag depending on post language

Setting the html language meta tag and/or lang tag is important for search engines like Google and increases Web accessibility. WordPress does not set the language meta tag, and the html lang tag is only set by some WordPress themes. It is easy to set these, so I suggest you do it. If you have the All in one SEO plugin installed, you can define the language meta tag for all posts, pages and home in the settings.

Using SVN Apache Subversion command line tool

This tutorial will cover the absolute basics of using the Apache Subversion command line tool. It is aimed at people who are using svn for the first time or who have used guis for svn before but are considering using the command line tool from now on. Why use apache subversion command line tool My memory is not too great, so I try to avoid using command line tools (it is quite annoying having to look up every other command in the help pages).

Netbeans vs Eclipse: An IDE comparison

VS Intro In this post I will compare the two popular IDEs Eclipse and Netbeans and share with you which one works best for me and why that is. I will be using the Versions Indigo and 7.0.1. All in all, they are quite similar. They both make programming easier by providing auto-complete and auto-insert code options, easy overview over program structure, nice refactoring options, debugging, and so forth.

Android Snake Game: Source Code and Development

This is the second part of the series “Snake with different Guis” in which I will describe the port of the Snake game to the Android platform. The first part was Java Swing: Snake with different Guis”. General Structure of Android game Gui with Android Input Source Code Screenshots Download Android Snake Game (Source Code attached) This is the first time I developed an Android application, so there are still some weaknesses in the code, but all in all it works.