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Raping MySQL – Implementing Designated ID Pools

The other day we faced an issue we never thought we ever would. The project we’ve been working on was developing new features to a courier service’s old system, originally written in PHP 5.2. We already did a lot of code in it but rewriting the whole stuff was out of the question so we had to do some ugly hacks now and then, but we always managed to do everything the customer wanted. I’m sure you know how it works. However, this courier service has made a contract with a new company, who needed an order ID pool assigned to them. It was a pretty reasonable request on their side, but a huge complication for us! Read more…


Creating an environment for Symfony2 – Part 1

Hello, guys, I know I promised I would write one more post last year, but I underestimated the time I had to spend for work. I’m sorry about that. So, here it is, I’m ready to share my experience with Symfony2 and git. Starting a Symfony2 project is pretty easy and straight-forward. However, if you are just planning to create your first Symfony2 project, you should definitely read the Symfony book. Read more…

Switching to Arch – beginning of a new era

So, after using Ubuntu for 6 years, I got really tired of it. It is maybe the best GNU/Linux distribution for beginners, at least it maybe was a few years ago, but when you get in it deeper, at some point it won’t satisfy your needs. The same happened to me. I don’t know whether the new releases weren’t as good as they were back in the old days, or I was the one who changed, but I do know that I couldn’t learn that much from it in the last 1 or 2 years using it as I could when I switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger). Read more…

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