Simple echo server written in Go, dockerized!

In this post we will see how to write a (very) simple Go server app and how to put it into a Docker container and run it. Disclaimer: I'm an absolute beginner with both Go and Docker and this is just an experiment I did to start to explore this…

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Transparent pixel response with Symfony, how to track email opening

If you have ever heard about "transparent pixel", "1x1 blank pixel", "tracking pixel" or simply "tracking image" you probably know what we are going to talk about and can just skip to the implementation! Introduction Transparent pixel image is a technique often used to track some user behavior (often visits…

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Introducing ORM Cheatsheet

This week I received an interesting email from Martin Stradej, the developer of ORM Designer, a tool to design ORM relationships with a simple but powerful graphic user interface. Martin wrote the mail because he wanted to acknowledge me of his latest project: ORM Cheatsheet. ORM Cheatsheet, as the name…

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3 invitations to try Atom.io

I have finally got my invitation to try the new text editor Atom.io. Atom is built with web technologies (node.js in it's core) by the folks at GitHub and it's somewhat very similar to the famous SublimeText. In my opinion it seems very promising (even if it's significantly…

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Reset your MySql server password

Few days ago I learned an interesting trick that allows you to reset the password on a MySql server. This trick is pretty useful in case you have lost (or you haven't ever had) the password of your MySql root user. You just need to throw some commands at the…

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Write a console application using Symfony and Pimple

In this article I will show you how to set up a stand alone command line application by using the Symfony Console component and Pimple. Writing console commands for Symfony (full stack framework) is easy and enjoyable. It helps a lot when you need to handle particular collateral tasks that…

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