A common recommendation is to have a reliable deployment for your software. At first sight, this sounds very hard to learn and to achieve. But with the right tool and a good introduction, this becomes quite easy to manage, even for freelancers or small agencies. In this post, I will introduce you to TYPO3 Surf. Continue reading
Debugging e-mail-notifications can really be annoying. There are many different addresses flying around in the configuration. While developing and bugfixing, none of the created e-mails must be sent to the customer or other parties. In this post I will show you several alternatives to achieve this. Continue reading
Usually you develop your stuff locally and want to test the SSL encrypted stuff part too. With out a valid certificate, you always have to confirm the security dialogs, whether you are sure that you want to proceed. That annoys me each time. Furthermore you do not see, whether you have a problem with “mixed content”. In this article a show you how you can use „Let’s encrypt” certificates on localhost. Continue reading
Since some years now the standard format for TYPO3 documentation is “Restructured Text“ (reST). As there are more formatting options as in „markdown“ (md), it is a little bit harder to write documentation and to control the outcome. This situation gets much better, if you know and use the sphinx extension. Continue reading
Version control software is very popular among web developers. The most used tool might be Git. Unfortunately the repository directory, e.g. .git is often unprotected in production environments. These folders not only contain the source code of a website but also database credentials, API access keys or tokens for popular cloud services like Amazon AWS, salts and hashes. Even more problematic is private data contained in sql dumps or csv files.
At the TYPO3 developer days the core team members decided to drop the TYPO3 specific coding guidelines and to switch to the PSR-2 standard. This change was done in the night from Oct. 08 to 09 using a single huge commit. Read on for the complete story how to adapt your personal dev environment. Continue reading