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Wordpress madness
Gergely Polonkai
Jun 14, 2012 :: 06:40

I’m a bit fed up that I had to install MySQL on my server to have Wordpress working, so I’ve Googled a bit to find a solution for my pain. I found this. I don’t know when this post was written, but I think it’s a bit out of date. I mean come on, PDO is the part of PHP for ages now, and they say adding a DBAL to the dependencies would be a project as large as (or larger than) WP itself. Well, yes, but PHP is already a dependency, isn’t it? Remove it guys, it’s too large!

Why you should always test your software with production data
Gergely Polonkai
Dec 11, 2011 :: 12:14

I’m writing a software for my company in PHP, using the Symfony 2 framework. I’ve finished all the work, created some sample data, it loaded perfectly. Now I put the whole thing into production and tried to upload the production data into it. Guess what… it didn’t load.

Gergely Polonkai is a systems engineer of a telco company, and also a freelancer self- and software developer.

He is learning about different IT subjects since the late 1990s. These include web development, application building, systems engineering, IT security and many others. He also dug his nose deeply into free software, dealing with different types of Linux and its applications, while also writing and contributing to some open source projects.

On this site he is writing posts about different stuff he faces during work (oh my, yet another IT solutions blog), hoping they can help others with their job, or just to get along with their brand new netbook that shipped with Linux.

“I believe one can only achieve success if they follow their own instincts and listen to, but not bend under others’ opinions. If you change your course just because someone says so, you are following their instincts, not yours.”