Category: Technical Consultancy

Here comes another Zend Certified PHP Engineer!

At Magma we are all about professional development and a key part of this is ensuring our high calibre Software Developers are at the top of their game when it comes to their PHP development expertise. This is why we are very proud to announce that Brian is now a Zend Certified PHP Engineer! After

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PHPNW Usergroup Meetup – November

The 6th November saw the return of the monthly PHPNW meetups after having been put on a one month hiatus for the conference. I spoke on “MySQL Binary Logging” and conducted a whirlwind tour of the possible practical applications for the seldom used feature of MySQL. Switching on binary logging is very straight forward, and

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Magma Digital Speaking at PHPNW

At this months PHPNW User Group, two of our developers took to the stage to present two of the seven lightning talks. The aim of these talks was similar to the philosophy of Pecha Kucha. The idea of Pecha Kucha is a simple one; 20 slides for 20 seconds per slide. Lightning talks work on

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Linux server performance investigation toolkit

Following on from a talk I gave at PHPNW last year, here’s a summarised version of the tools and approaches we’ve used to track down performance issues. I’m not prescribing a specific order in which these tools are to be used and this is not a silver bullet. Instead, I’d like to think of this

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Preston Codejo

This week saw the Magma Digital Offices transformed again into the Preston Codejo. The second Monday of every month, Magma Digital hosts a Coding Dojo run by Jeremy Coates and Gemma Cameron. This month, as last, the focus was TDD (test driven development) using Ruby (a programming language), performing the Checkout Kata with a Randori format for the

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