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Things we've been reading

What is the Truck-Factor of popular Github repositories?

Interesting article about popular repositories on Github and their 'Truck-Factor' (what we'd normally call bus factor).

http://mtov.github.io/Truck-Factor/

Agile Cymru Highlights

A few members of the team recently attended Agile Cymru right here in Cardiff, here is a write up of some of the highlights.

http://www.agilecymru.uk/agile-cymru-2015-highlights/

The Cool Front End Developer

You may have seen a post called 'the boring front end developer' recently: http://adamsilver.io/articles/the-boring-front-end-developer/ 

Well now someone has done a response to that entitled 'the cool front end developer' http://www.mattzabriskie.com/blog/the-cool-front-end-developer - I think both raise relative points and you probably want to pitch yourself somewhere in the middle. Also, wouldn't be right not to mention the other amusing response 'the mediocre front end developer': http://gurukhalsa.me/2015/the-mediocre-front-end-developer/

Testing is Not a Choice

Really nice post about the different levels of testing and various 'costs'.

http://elnur.pro/testing-is-not-a-choice/

Docker for PHP Developers

One of the best introductions to docker I've seen.

http://www.newmediacampaigns.com/blog/docker-for-php-developers

5 Ways to Optimise Symfony Baseline Performance

Benjamin Eberlie has outlined 5 ways to improve the baseline performance of a symfony application.

https://tideways.io/profiler/blog/5-ways-to-optimize-symfony-baseline-performance

12 Little-Known CSS Facts (The Sequel)

12 more little known CSS facts from Louis Lazaris. Some of these look like they could be really useful.

http://www.sitepoint.com/12-little-known-css-facts-the-sequel/

The Melbourne treemail phenomenon

Trees with email addresses (You've got Treemail).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33560182


Tools that have interested us

Phabricator

Phabricator is an open source tool for managing software projects: code reviews, bug tracking, documentation, etc.

http://phabricator.org/

PHPPackages

Nice way of finding popular and trending PHP packages.

https://phppackages.org/


Videos we've been watching

HTTP 203

Paul Lewis and Jake Archibald talking about various frontend stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsII_38oWcnQzXs9K9HKBMg-e

About the author

Ian Jenkins

Ian Jenkins

Ian Jenkins is a Principal Developer at Box UK. Ian works mostly with PHP, but loves trying out new things. When not sat in front of a computer, he likes to read, watch films and follow sport. Ian thinks he is the only blog contributor who does not play the guitar.

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