Frederick Vanbrabant's

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Connect microservices with the help of GRPC

Posted 24 Jul 2017

Microservices can solve a lot of architectural problems, and sometimes create a few fun new ones. A big problem however is connecting these services to each other. Can GRPC lend a hand here?

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The Y2k38 Bug: The biggest news craze of the year 2038

Posted 04 Jul 2017

In 2038 a bug that will apear that might trigger a strong feeling of déjà vu to the Y2k craze. The Y2k38 bug seems to come at a very random moment, but it all makes sense if we apply a bit of computer science to it.

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The broken windows theory or “Why some projects are just destined to suck”

Posted 12 Jun 2017

Why is it that most legacy software projects are not really fun to work on? How can we stop that greenfield project to turn into one of those dull big projects? I would argue that it’s all in the foundation.

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What the hell are Generics and would I want them in PHP?

Posted 31 May 2017

So everyone is talking about this hip “new” kid on the block for PHP: Generics. The RFC is on the table and a lot of people are getting all excited about it, but you don’t fully see the excitement? Let’s explore what it’s all about!

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How we improved our PWA score by 53 points in 4 hours

Posted 13 Mar 2017

After a recent burst of inspiration at PHPUK Sam and I ran an experiment to see how much we could improve our company site in just 4 hours. Turns out it was far easier than we expected

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On how to implement a code of conduct

Posted 29 Jan 2016

We shall not be discussing the ethics or possible political impact this brings with it. We will however propose a starting point on **how** to implement them.

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A bird's eye view on API development

Posted 16 Nov 2015

So you want to build a web API. You have to start somewhere, why not here

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