Author: Jeremy Coates

Phing presentation at PHPNW

Last week I gave an hour long presentation at the PHPNW user group in Manchester about ‘Phing‘ the PHP project build system. Here at Magma Digital, we use Phing as part of our Continuous Integration (CI) set up. Phing is the glue that holds the PHP analysis tools we use together for the Jenkins CI

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Celebrating 12 years in business

This week has seen the twelfth anniversary of the company, yes we started back in 1999. Happy Birthday Magma! The internet was quite different back then, the technologies were in their infancy, HTML used ‘font’ tags, stylesheets (CSS) hadn’t arrived and rich multimedia sites were a pipe dream. Our language of choice all these years,

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Growth and development

We’ve had a quite a few great changes here at Magma Digital in the last couple of months. January saw us go through the upheaval of an office move, we’re now based in the heart of the Preston business community in a beautiful part of the city, Winckley Square. We needed the move in order

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Dear All, We hope you’ve had a great 2010 and are already ahead with your preparations for the approaching Christmas season. This year has been one of continuous change for us here at Magma Digital, and so far, we see this continuing into the New Year. Company news On the 10th June, we

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Barcamp Blackpool Sponsorship

Barcamp Blackpool is fast approaching again, it’s on this Saturday, 3rd July 2010, and promises to be a great community event as it was last year. Magma Digital is proud to be sponsoring the event again this year, it’s a great way for us to be able to be involved in our local (geek) community

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New staff and a new name

It always seems like there’s a lot of things to post, perhaps we’ll just have to post more frequently! We have recently undertaken a big transformation, it started with a rebrand idea and became a full identity change. From this point onwards we are Magma Digital Ltd. The first thing you may be asking is

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Changed blog software from Serendipity (s9y) to WordPress

This blog has been neglected far to long / often, partly because things are always so busy and partly the company and my personal twitter accounts seem to have taken over. However there’s another reason, that I think I’d outgrown the Serendipity (s9y) software due to having more exposure to WordPress these days. I also

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YuuGuu on Linux x86_64 (64bit) CPUs

Here at Solution Perspective we use YuuGuu quite a lot, especially with some of our clients, for remote screen sharing and to check out that we’re all talking about the same things or to take control of their screens to sort an issue out. We also happen to use Linux (Fedora in particular) a lot,

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777 file permissions not a solution for those without knowledge

Got a call today from one of our customers suppliers, a marketing company, who were trying to upload some blog software and wondered why their account quota had maxed out. The implication was that we’d set the quota too low (already at ~750Mb). After some investigation, it turns out that the blog software in question

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