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Matthijs van den Bos

I improve development teams, their processes and their code in pragmatic and practical ways.

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2014

Wrapping the unwrappable

What to do if you have some text that you want to wrap when its container becomes too small, but it contains no spaces.

New Jekyll plugin: Kramdown with Pygments

I wrote a Jekyll plugin that enables Pygments syntax highlighting for Kramdown-parsed fenced code blocks. It is heavily based on krampygs, but refactored to make it work with Jekyll 2.*.

It's been a long time!

Yes, it’s been an extremely long time since my last post. Embarrasingly long. Almost four-and-a-half years to be precise.

2010

Been offline for two weeks...

…and I didn’t even notice it.

2009

ZF: assigning objects to partials the easy way

Recently, I have been using view script partials (Zend_View_Helper_Partial) and wanted to assign an object as an object to a partial and have full use of it in the partial. I found the solution in the ZF manual very impractical and thought of another way to solve this. In this post I describe the ‘ZF manual’ way to do it, and my easier way.

Zend Framework: module specific frontcontroller plugins

Here is another situation I have run into while trying to build a modular application: sometimes you need to run a frontcontroller plugin ONLY when a specific module is requested.

Writing a book about Zend Framework

I have been busy with this project for some time, but now I feel that I really have something to say: I have started writing a book about Zend Framework. Yay!

Some personal news: new job @ Ibuildings

Well, I’m back. I’ve been away on holiday and I have been busy talking to some possible new employers. But then I found out that Ibuildings was looking for a senior software engineer.

Zend Framework: htaccess url rewrite infinite loop

Just a short one this time. This is something I encountered at work today.

Zend Framework: module specific layout

In this article I will show you how set up module specific layouts. Many people find it confusing that module resources like layouts are always loaded, regardless of the module requested.

Zend Framework: per module translation sources

Separate modules should be able to have separate Zend_Translate sources. In this article I will show you how to set this up.

Zend Framework: module config

Zend Framework supports modules, but in my opinion, not in a modular way. I have been trying to set up self-containing modules with their own configuration. The objective is to have an architecture where I can just drop a module in the modules directory, and it will work immediately without further configuration.

First Post

Welcome to my website. On this site I will be posting about all things that have to do with web development with some emphasis on Zend Framework. My aim is to provide a place where developers will find many useful tips and snippets to use in their own projects. To do that, I will not only publish about my own insights and code, but also about great pieces of code by other developers.


Matthijs van den Bos bio photo

Matthijs van den Bos

I improve development teams, their processes and their code in pragmatic and practical ways.

Github Stackoverflow LinkedIn Keybase