Author: SANDO
Just a guy with strong interest in PHP and Web technologies

Symfony security annotation on controller class and inherited action method

This is a quick code example on how to extend the Symfony security extension in your bundle so you could have rules on the controller’s class as annotation and also inherit those and merge with the action method annotations. It’s

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ElasticSearch Nested Filter Not Matching Emails

There’s one situation where we need to help ElasticSearch to understand the structure of our data in order to be able to query it fully – when dealing with arrays of complex objects. ElasticSearch has one great feature that it

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MySQL not starting – unknown variable table_cache

I’ve upgraded my dev server to latest version of Debian. Everything was going smoothly until I’ve got an error from mysql-server that it cannot be installed due to an error. I checked few websites that I have there running and all of

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Get All Files in Directory and All Child Directories

I was playing with PHP the other day and was trying to fetch and rename 1000s of files I have stored locally on my machine. Seemingly PHP isn’t the best language to that operation Python or even BASH could do

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Change default date for Jackson in Spring Boot application

Dates as a concept are seamingly simple and straight forward. Though in programming world those could be rather complex starting from format, representation, time zones, machine default configuration going through different calendars and date manipulations. In this post I won’t

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Swagger and polymorphic type handling with Jackson

Polymorphic type handling based on JSON property Building an API that supports inheritance could be quite crucial. Imagine the case where you want to have an endpoint that stores a profile data for a given provider and that provider could

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Spring Boot: Executing asynchronous method backed with a queue

Many people go for different solutions and sometimes overcomplicate their applciation with message queues like ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ and other options out there. Though this is yet another part in the application architecture that would require maintenance and support and it’s

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Best practices in Agile Retrospectives

One of the core Agile practices is to inspect and adapt. We inspect the developed software in the business review or demo meeting to ensure that we are delivering the right product. And we inspect how the team performs and

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API Versioning – best practices

What happens if you need to make changes to your API? If you’re making additions to the API – e.g., adding services or adding fields to your services – you likely don’t need to do anything more to notify users

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Load configurations from custom bundle in Symfony2

When I build apps or add new functionality to Symfony2 I build it into a separate bundle, thus trying to keep the structure modular which is generally a good practice as everyone knows. Keeping all parts of the bundle together

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