Author: Marcus Schwemer

Sphinx – Easy Rendering of reST documentation

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. The sphinx extension renders documents written in reST in well formed HTML code, a pdf or even json. If you want to know exactly, why you want to use EXT:sphinx … jump to the usage section. If you are already convinced, read on. So how do you get...

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TYPO3 Event Calendar – New Service

The TYPO3 community is getting more and more active and the events and meet ups are becoming more. So it gets quite hard to keep the overview over all gatherings that happen. So I decided to add a calendar to this blog. TYPO3 Event Listings The next fifteen events you will find an any page in the right column or at the bottom of the page (if you are viewing the site with a mobile phone). A list of all events known by me are listed on the calendar page. There you can filter the list by categories. For now...

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TYPO3 and PSR-2 for IDEs – Lifting the Fog

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. If you wonder what’s all the hype is about: It is about the coding guidelines that TYPO3 uses. Until now it was a custom set of rules that have to be applied to the source code of TYPO3 core patches. This custom set for [1] The...

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TYPO3 7.5 “Time to Score” released – Features and Enhancements

Tuesday Sept. 29th was the date when TYPO3 7.5 was released. Its codename is “Time to Score”. This is probably the last sprint release before the TYPO3 7LTS release which is expected in later this year. In this post I will show you some of the enhancements and changes that found its way to the TYPO3 core. Performance One of the things, you will experience at first sight, is the improved performance. The TYPO3 backend is blazingly fast. This has several reasons: Many actions are now AJAX based, so a reload of one or more frames in the backend is not...

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Awesome TYPO3 CertiFUNcation – Some like it hot!

 Over 130 participants, from all over europe, came to the well known and awesome “Phantasialand” near Cologne (Germany) in order to make the TYPO3 certiFUNcation an outstanding event. But read on what really happend! The TYPO3 certiFUNcation targeted at folks who like to extend their still valid certificate as Certified TYPO3 Integrator or achieve it the first time. According to the german saying “Erst die Arbeit, dann das Vergnügen” (First the work, then the amusement) the day started with some workshop about several topics. The first two sessions were mandatory for the extension of existing certificates. The extension of the certificate is...

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