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How to Become a Better Developer and Bring Out The Best in Yourself

I love my work! Striving to improve and being the best version of myself is something I am very passionate about. In this article I will guide you how to be too!

During the 12,5 years of being a PHP developer there are powerful tools and habits that will always stick with me to be the best possible programmer, professional and person in general.


Magento admin grid filter values

Getting the filter values from an grid within the Magento admin can be a tricky task and is not very straight forward. In my case I required these values for a custom order export type to build a proper file name. After digging around in the code I found a way.



Recently I’ve finished a project called PHP-Minesweeper. It’s an object-oriented PHP implementation of the game Minesweeper I’ve created to practice test-driven development. It was a success as it’s my first hobby project I actually bothered completing due to the fun with this way of developing. There were only minor bugs down the road and I implemented the front-end (HTML) within 30 minutes.


Explorer: No cookies using underscores

Recently at work we came across, yet another new frustrating microsoft thing. Cookies don’t work on explorer 7 when you use an underscore within your domain. For us this was the case for some local develop address “domain_php5.local”. It only took my colleague a day to figure it out…


Running Debian Linux on Toshiba Satellite R850

Recently I bought a Toshiba Satellite R850-153. I decided to install my favorite Linux distro Debian (wheezy/testing amd64). Things went well (wifi works out of the box), but also things went very wrong immediately after installation.Below I’ll describe the problems I came across after installing Debian. I think this will be useful for Ubuntu users too!