Facebook’s PHP specification: Why all the fuss?

Facebook’s PHP specification: Why all the fuss?

A written PHP specification has been proposed by the community in the past, but perhaps because the need was less pressing, the efforts to write one had never really gotten off the ground. 

Just a few weeks ago an entire specification written by Facebook was open-sourced and donated to the PHP group, though not without a stir in the community. Ciaran McNulty assesses why it provoked such a reaction.

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See you at DrupalCon!

See you at DrupalCon!

In just over a month we’ll be packing our bags and jetting off to Amsterdam for DrupalCon Europe, the greatest gathering of Drupal minds the continent has ever seen!

This year's event has surpassed 2013 with ease, not least because our very own Konstantin Kudryashov, our BDD Practice Manager, and Ciaran McNulty, our Training Manager, will be taking to the stage to talk testing and those Drupal 8 Symfony2 components.

 

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Inviqa appoints two CTOs for twice the technical prowess

Inviqa appoints two CTOs for twice the technical prowess

The latest Inviqa Developer Day was a big moment for The Inviqa Group for more than one reason.

Not only was it the largest internal conference we have held so far with almost 100 attendees, but our CEO also announced the appointment of not one, but two, CTOs to the The Inviqa Group.

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In pictures: New Inviqa HQ

In pictures: New Inviqa HQ

You may have seen the hashtag chatter as our London team upped sticks and relocated to our new office, and after some interesting finds during the office clear out we’ve finally made the move to our new home.

Here's a whistlestop photo tour of our brand new London HQ.

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Inviqa’s on the rise again

Inviqa’s on the rise again

We just can’t help it.

We’ve only just unpacked at our new London HQ, but Inviqa is expanding even further with a brand new office in Glasgow.

We're looking for PHP engineers to join us so get in touch! 

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Five of the most infamous software development blunders in history

Five of the most infamous software development blunders in history

If you’ve ever doubted how much damage one line of poor quality code could actually do, get ready to revise your opinion.

Whether it’s a business’ bottom line at risk or the threat of World War III, poor quality code can have disastrous results.

So prepare to wince, give your thanks to TDD, and make your next hire a Quality Assurance engineer, here are five of the most infamous software errors in history.

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How clean is your code?

How clean is your code?

When it comes to software development, both companies and engineers often disregard the practices of “hygiene” when writing code, and often blame lack of time as an excuse for doing so. Carlo Tasca recently attended the Bootcamp, an internal week of training, in which new joiners are taught the development techniques and processes to ensure all code is clean.  

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The countdown is on for DrupalCamp Yorkshire

The countdown is on for DrupalCamp Yorkshire

Over 20 speakers from the Drupal community will be heading to Leeds at the end of May to share their thoughts and best practice on PHP, open source and of course, Drupal 8. 

From migration to performance, scalability to UX, the sessions are geared toward both newcomers and Drupal aficionados, and will be delivered by some of the sharpest minds in the Drupal community.  

Inviqa is a diamond sponsor of the event and two of our own team will be heading up to Leeds to join the stellar line up - and deliver the keynote.

 

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Managers & Leaders in Technical Teams: Spot the Difference with Dracula

Managers & Leaders in Technical Teams: Spot the Difference with Dracula

The role of the manager is widely seen is as an everyday organiser, whilst a leader is perceived as a glamorous, inspirational icon. Amelia Bradshaw, our HR Director, looks at these two roles in technical teams, their similarities, differences and what Dracula can teach us about team dynamics. 

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Heartbleed isn’t the beginning of the end for open source

Heartbleed isn’t the beginning of the end for open source

Scrambled panic is perhaps the best way to describe the aftermath of the Heartbleed bug. The flaw, a simple coding error, left two-thirds of the world’s web servers vulnerable to attackers without leaving a trace - for two whole years.

A month on, some media outlets are still denouncing open source and arguing Heartbleed is the start of its demise, but a number of initiatives are underway to prove the naysayers wrong.  

 

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