Symfony vs Laravel – The Battle of Old and New

Question that arise for many new projects with PHP as their main back end language which web framework should I choose. How can you make a decision between Symfony and Laravel?

These two PHP web frameworks are currently the two most used. They have a lot in common and Laravel actually uses some parts of Symfony, but in the end its a world of its own. Even though they have a lot in common, they also differ in many ways from each other. The basic object oriented model and model view controller pattern is in the heart of both. Continue reading Symfony vs Laravel – The Battle of Old and New

Zeplin Collaboration Tool Review

Lately I have been using a lot application called Zeplin. It is a collaboration tool between designers and developers. The main idea behind is that the designer can upload his or hers designs (mainly Sketch?) to the platform and all the details about it will be processed to easily viewable form. I as a developer have been using the application for a few months now on a daily basis and here are my thoughts about it. Continue reading Zeplin Collaboration Tool Review

Cloud Brokers to Marketize the Cloud

At the moment cloud computing is somewhat scattered over various big players. All of them have their own standards and ways to implement their cloud. But they all have one thing in common. All of the cloud service providers basically want your app to be ran from their cloud, and they all have an automatic system to deploy your app into their cloud. I don’t know if this is already common knowledge out there, but I think there is a huge opportunity for a completely new market to be born. Continue reading Cloud Brokers to Marketize the Cloud

Windows, Mac and Linux

As long as I have lived we have had Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Windows is at it’s version of 8, Mac which operating system goes by the name of OS X is at its’ tenth version and Linux has a lot of different variations but the most used distribution is Ubuntu which is at version 14.10.

This post based on my personal opinions of these operating systems and should be read that way. I have used Windows, Mac and Linux for considerably good time. I have based my thoughts on these moments and here I will give you a little tour of their strengths and weaknesses as Windows, Mac and Linux are ultimately the choices you have as a operting system. The idea for this post came at me when I was offered a brand new MacBook Pro at my workplace. Continue reading Windows, Mac and Linux

Best Blogging Platform is WordPress

I have tried many many different blogging platform, and I have finally come to an conclusion that which one is the best blogging platform. It is WordPress. There are tens of very good blogging platforms out there, but there just aint as good as WordPress. My last blogging platform here on Lennu.net was Octopress, and it served me very well for last few years. It was a new technology when it was released and I was excited about it. But after using WordPress on some other websites, I knew that I had to change. There just are not as simple tool as WordPress and that makes it the best blogging platform. Continue reading Best Blogging Platform is WordPress

Finnish Education System

Finland started the process of educating me when I was six years old. Usually they start this when the citizen is seven but they took me in because I was born in January and was pretty close being seven. So I was six and the government had enough of looking me just running around without purpose. They launched me to the many times cited the best education system in the world. Continue reading Finnish Education System

Developing for Android: PhoneGap versus Native

PhoneGap
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, which originally was used mostly with mobile phones, but it has been developed afterwards to support also tablets. Application development to Android can be made in two different ways. The first and the most used way of these two is to produce applications with native development style, where the application’s source code is written in operating system’s default programming languages and style. The second approach is to use application development framework, where the application’s source code is written by the rules and programming languages needed for the application development framework. Continue reading Developing for Android: PhoneGap versus Native

Richard Stallman Visited Our School

Richard Stallman
Yesterday famous Free Software movement launcher Richard Stallman visited our school HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences and gave two speeches about Trends in Programming.

Stallman started the development of GNU operating system in 1984 which lead to the release of most used operating system on server side technology nowadays most often referred as Linux. Despite the fact that mr. Stallman in his speech made sure everybody now knows who really did all the hard work and why the operating system should be known as GNU/Linux or GNU+Linux.
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