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Symfony Forms Architecture

Many people seem to stuggle with the complexity of the Symfony form component. Here, its creator goes into detail about the architecture behind it. 
https://webmozart.io/blog/2012/03/06/symfony2-form-architecture/

README School

Get a grade and tips on improving your project's README file.
http://demos.algorithmia.com/github-readme-analyzer/

No Null

Why you should never use null.
https://qafoo.com/blog/083_never_use_null.html

Node In Space

A mini satellite is running Node.js under the space hood.
https://reaktor.com/blog/node-js-satellite-means-anyone-can-space-programmer/

Github Changes Pricing

Github has announced unlimited private repositories on all paid plans. 
https://github.com/blog/2164-introducing-unlimited-private-repositories

Introduction to CQRS

A nice, gentle introduction to CQRS and command buses.
https://gnugat.github.io/2016/05/11/towards-cqrs-command-bus.html

DDD Myths

How the idea that DDD is expensive is actually a myth.
http://blog.sapiensworks.com/post/2016/05/12/ddd-is-expensive-myth


Tools that have interested us

Electron reaches 1.0

Cross-platform desktop application framework gets first major release.
https://github.com/blog/2167-electron-1-0-is-here

SVG Editing

This is a really good Chrome app for editing SVGs.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boxy-svg/gaoogdonmngmdlbinmiclicjpbjhgomg

json-server

Handy little server for mocking an API or quick prototyping.
https://github.com/typicode/json-server

About the author

Matt Jones

Matt Jones

After leaving university in 2008 Matt co-founded a digital agency, and since then has worked on a wide range of digital projects, getting involved in all aspects from requirements analysis through to implementation and delivery. Matt is particularly experienced in utilising the LAMP stack along with SVN, APIs and common standards like REST and oAuth; he also enjoys working with Java and experimenting with a variety of other technologies.

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