• PHP UK Conference 2017

    February 24th, 2017 by Hannes Van De Vreken and Frederick Vanbrabant

    Frederick and I (Hannes) went to PHP UK last week! I was invited to speak again, for the second year in a row. After attending in 2015, this was my third time that I attended this conference. Here's our recap of this year's event. Read more...


  • Basic understanding of text search in elasticsearch

    December 19th, 2016 by Dieter Vanden Eynde

    Elasticsearch gets a lot of its power from how it works with analyzers and inverted indices. These inverted indices store your text data in a format optimized for search and allow for very fast lookups, yielding fast search results. Not understanding how these inverted indices are being used in text search will most likely lead to confusing search results down the road. Read more...


  • PHP Conference Brasil 2016

    December 12th, 2016 by Tony Messias

    Last week I attended to the PHP Conference Brasil for the first time. It was awesome and I'm going to try to cover some of the best parts of it (IMHO) here. Read more...


  • Introduction to domain driven design

    July 11th, 2016 by Bram Devries and Dieter Vanden Eynde

    As applications grow bigger and bigger, our codebase needs to accommodate for more and more business actions. After a while you will have code that impacts a large amount of business actions without knowing exactly what they are. Changes to that code become more and more stressful. We had long been feeling the need to handle this complexity of our applications in a more explicit and clearer way. Read more...


  • Concurrent HTTP requests without opening too many connections

    April 15th, 2016 by Hannes Van De Vreken

    What happens if you need to perform a large number of concurrent requests? If you don't control the number of request you might end up with a dangerously large amount of open TCP sockets to a server. Let's see how to protect ourselves from that. Read more...