My name is Dieuwe de Boer and I am a programmer.

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DrupalSouth & Reblog: Team Feedback with Simplytest.me

Earlier this year, in October, i went to Drupal South 2106 on the Gold Coast in Australia. It was a great opportunity and experience. I even got to be involved in presenting a talk with some members of the Sparks team. Skip to 11:35 for my part, it's about 5 minutes long.

I wrote a blog about a part of my presentation that touches on how we use Simplytest.me at work:

Reblog: GitLab CI with Behat

Recently, I blogged about GitLab CI and Behat for Sparks Interactive:

Getting up and running with GitLab's CI is simple, but figuring out the more technical details and how to keep things simple can take some time. If you are not yet familiar with GitLab CI, the docs would be a good place to start.

Xdebug on Ubuntu 16.04 with PHP7

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, it didn't take me long to realise that PHP7 wasn't using any of the customisations I had in place for PHP5.6.

Since the location of php.ini has changed from /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini to /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini, it was pretty straightforward to port my changes, but how was I supposed to get my extensions like xdebug back? The internet wasn't very helpful, until, in frustration, I stumbled on a simple apt-get command: