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An Open Source Story: CentOS

So here’s one story to tell about the recent announcement that CentOS Stream will become the only CentOS. I’m not deep in these particular communities — most of this is just things I’ve picked up over the years and some light googling. The Story In the beginning — around the year 2000 — an enterprise [...]

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PHP 8: What you Need to Know

I’m not writing much PHP these days, but my general impression is the PHP 8 release has been rough on project maintainers. I spent a bit of time this weekend catching up. Back in the fall Platform.sh, a PHP cloud hosting company, posted a ten part series on changes coming in PHP 8.0. With the language released they’ve [...]

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A Brief History of Unix

My internets brought me this boring looking syllabus for a MacEwan University course on the unix command line. The course itself looks both useful and practical, but what piqued my interest was the slides from the first three lectures contain one of the most concise-yet-digestible descriptions of the long history of unix variants [...]

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Commerce Bug 2.3.5 Released

I just pushed the big red button on the 2.3.5 release of Commerce Bug. This is a small bug fix release that allows Commerce Bug to run in Magento systems that have opted to remove the RequireJS library. Commerce Bug doesn’t rely on RequireJS for any core functionality — even back in 2015 I was wary enough of the new [...]

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A note on the PHP UPWARD Server

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Magento Front End 2020. Earlier posts include React: Hello Web Programmer, What is Magento PWA Studio, and Magento PWA Studio: Looking at the Tools. Later posts include Magento Front End 2020: A Preview and Review of Hyvä. Kristof (of Fooman and ExtDN fame) sent me a quick note yesterday about the [...]

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Magento PWA Studio: Looking at the Tools

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Magento Front End 2020. Earlier posts include React: Hello Web Programmer, and What is Magento PWA Studio. Later posts include A note on the PHP UPWARD Server, and Magento Front End 2020: A Preview and Review of Hyvä. In our previous article we talked a bit about the history of Magento’s [...]

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What is Magento PWA Studio

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Magento Front End 2020. Earlier posts include React: Hello Web Programmer. Later posts include Magento PWA Studio: Looking at the Tools, A note on the PHP UPWARD Server, and Magento Front End 2020: A Preview and Review of Hyvä. From time to time someone will ask me if I think Magento PWA Studio [...]

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React: Hello Web Programmer

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Magento Front End 2020. Later posts include What is Magento PWA Studio, Magento PWA Studio: Looking at the Tools, A note on the PHP UPWARD Server, and Magento Front End 2020: A Preview and Review of Hyvä. React is not the easiest development technology to learn. A big part of the problem is the [...]

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Pestle 1.5.3 Released

A small bug fix release for everyone’s my favorite Magento 2 code generation tool and ad-hoc PHP module system. This fixes a small bug in the magento2:generate:schema-add-column command that only triggered when using pestle’s interactive mode. This bug, although small, was interesting to the software builder in me for a a few [...]

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