What's new in jms/serializer v2.0

  • php, api, json, rest, serializer, xml

After more than a two years of work, jms/serializer v2.0 is going to see the light. Here a preview of the changes, new features and improvements that will be released soon.

How I approached software development and why I prefer PostgreSQL to MySQL

  • 2018-03-04
  • php, extensibility, plugins, static-files, images, css, js, modules, software, design

This post is basically a PostgreSQL vs MySQL comparison. Working with MySQL has always been a pain for me, on the other side the experience with PostgreSQL was always just great! That is why I prefer PostgreSQL.

Modular Application Architecture - Static assets

  • 2018-01-17
  • php, extensibility, plugins, static-files, images, css, js, modules, software, design

When developing software, sometimes we need to allow our application to have plugins or modules developed by third parties.
Static files as images, fonts or in general "files" are often part of a plugin. In this article we will se how to deal to them and how to make them available to the core application.

Modular Application Architecture - Considerations

  • 2018-01-03
  • php, extensibility, plugins, patterns, api, software-design, software-architecture, modules, software, design

When developing software, sometimes we need to allow our application to have plug-ins or modules developed by third parties.
In this post we will take a general overview on how some popular design patterns can allow us to create plugin based applications and some considerations to keep in mind when implementing them.

Modular Application Architecture - Inheritance

  • 2017-12-13
  • php, extensibility, plugins, inheritance, api, software-design, software-architecture, modules, twig, classes

When developing software, sometimes we need to allow our application to have plug-ins or modules developed by third parties.
In this post we will see how "inheritance" can help us to build a plugin system for our application.

Modular Application Architecture - Pipelines

  • 2017-11-30
  • php, extensibility, plugins, hooks, api, software-design, software-architecture, modules, core, events

When developing software, sometimes we need to allow our application to have plug-ins or modules developed by third parties.
In this post we will see in which contexts "pipelines" can be used as plugin mechanism.

Modular Application Architecture - Events

  • 2017-11-14
  • php, extensibility, plugins, hooks, api, software-design, software-architecture, modules, core, events

When developing software, sometimes we need to allow our application to have plug-ins or modules developed by third parties.
In this post we will start looking on how to implement a plugin-system by using "events".

Modular Application Architecture - Intro

  • 2017-11-01
  • php, extensibility, plugins, hooks, api, software-design, software-architecture, modules, core

When developing software, sometimes we need to allow our application to have plug-ins or modules developed by third parties. Creating a robust architecture that allows a powerful mechanism can be challenging. In this series of posts we will see some strategies to do it.

Immobinet at TTG 2017 Rimini

  • 2017-10-23
  • tourism, immobinet, apartments, software

From the 12th to the 14th of October 2017 I was presenting with Mercurio Sistemi S.r.l. "Immobinet", a software to manage touristic rentals as apartments, villas any similar types of accommodation.

How do I deploy my Symfony API - Part 5 - Conclusion

  • 2017-10-18
  • php, symfony, aws, deploy, symfony, api, docker, amazon, ec2, swarm

This is the fifth and last article from a series of blog posts on how to deploy a symfony PHP based application to a docker swarm cluster hosted on Amazon EC2 instances.
This post is a conclusive post. Contains a summary and some tips.

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