Tag: web

Tutorial: development with Yii/PHP/MySQL using Docker

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It’s been about a year since I’ve switched to developing this website (built with Yii 2/PHP/MySQL) using Docker. After just one try I realised that Docker is the best thing happened to development. Well, after Vim, of course.

So I’ve decided to write a brief tutorial on setting up a dockerised development environment, in the hope it could be helpful for those who never tried Docker or experience difficulties getting started.

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So long two thousand sixteen

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The turbulent two thousand sixteen has come to an end. The year that has brought so much grief to our world. The year in which Sun Caged and Stream of Passion ceased to exist. I’m inclined to think it’s good that it’s over.

Happy 2017 to all the readers of this blog! I wish you lots of optimism, persistence and luck!

Following the tradition I’d like to look back on the last year—which has been quite positive on my part. So, in 2016 I managed to:

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yktoo.com switched to HTTPS

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The website yktoo.com is permanently switched to using the secure HTTPS protocol (instead of the former HTTP). Your boss won’t be able to figure out what exactly you’re reading in my blog anymore.

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yktoo.com 2.0

It cost me quite an effort to make myself migrate my website to Yii 2.

And now, after about one and a half months of evening work (with breaks for workouts, birthday celebrations, recovering from insomnia and things like that) I can proudly present yktoo.com version 2.0.

The website has been built on Yii framework 2.0 and Bootstrap 3, with a handful of extensions. Thanks to Bootstrap the website is built on the principles of responsive web design. This should make the pages look reasonably well on a broad range of devices, from mobile phones to desktops.

The structure of the website has also been revisited: the blog feed is now right on the home page, and other sections have been moved around too. Due to that your RSS reader might show the last posts once again, sorry for that.

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Subscription to e-mail blog updates

A short announcement about a new subscription option.

If the term RSS seems completely foreign to you, there’s now a Good Old E-mail subscription option available for those who want to stay current with my blog. This way you will receive automatic updates by e-mail. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.

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The Blog Has Moved

I’ve finally managed to move my blog from Blogger onto a self-developed platform. The new address of the blog is: yktoo.

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Where my foot has trod

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A while ago I’ve added a new section to my website, Blog Map, which shows all places I ever blogged about. You can view related posts by clicking a place marker:

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Aikikai Amersfoort website

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I’ve done something useful in my spare time. I crafted a website for my aikido school (or dojo) called Aikikai Amersfoort, which is now located at aikikai-amersfoort.nl.

The former website was really ancient-looking, built back in 2004 and totally outdated. For example, one had to download an .avi file if they wanted to watch a video. YouTube did not exist at that remote moment.

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My website

Hi all, I’m still there, alive and well. Lately I’ve been busily developing my very own website in the wild world of Internet.

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