Welcome to my repository of non-convergent suite of random letters. Here, you may contemplate the variation of 26 letters and some other weird characters.
2018 is here. Happy new year ! 2017 was a productive year in every direction. Workwise , it was a blast. I joined an amazing team and we are doing very nice things all together. But my brain is constantly sparkling and I’ve got plenty of new ideas. During the last months, I’ve explored new universes.
Younger, working in Brussels was not an option. I never had a deep love for that city, never had a deep love of traffic jam… and never had love for public transportation like trains. Despite the fact that I love driving, I can’t bear staying in the car, stucked in the traffic jam, praying for the people in front of you to pass the next gear.
As I wrote in my previous post, the last months were pretty busy. And it’s still the case. I’ve been assigned new tasks at work and if you know me a bit now, you probably know that I like to do things properly. So, the task I’ve been asked to do is to analyze and rewrite the custom authentication system of NextEuropa, the Drupal 7 platform used at the European Commission.
These last months were busy. I mean, really busy. First, I have some important personal projects that are ongoing since years now that are about to be concluded. These projects takes less or more 70% of my free time since 2 years. Then, real regular work, it’s taking me also a lot of time.
The Drupal 7 theme layer has, and sometimes still is, been a nightmare to understand for me. In my modules, I’ve always tried to avoid this dark corner that are the theme hooks and inspire my code from what I see somewhere else. Until now, it helped me so far pretty well, that’s the beauty of the Open Source.
Here’s a list of software that I have used across my career and which are my favorites. Some of them were used for work, some of them for personal use, but that’s absolutely not relevant here. This list is not a ranking of the best software. This is why it is sorted in alphabetical order to not favor one or the other.
In December 2016, I started to write a PHP library called PHPermutations to handle permutations and combinations of an array of items. The array items can be any type of object: integers, arrays, strings or objects, the library will still continue to work without any trouble. But before going further, let me remind you what are the differences between permutations and combinations.
Lately, I’ve been working with my colleague on a project hosted on Github. We were working on a specific part, which is a component composed of sub components. During the development, the parent branch “master”, where the feature branch “feature/feature-198” is originating from has evolved on its own. Some small bugs were discovered, fixed and merged.
It’s been a while that I wanted to run a blog. I think, the last time I did one, was on Blogspot, and the last post was from late 2009. So yes, it took me some time to decide myself. Maintaining a blog, but for which purpose ? According to me, a blog is a way to share stuff that you like on the Internet, without being forced to use any social network.
I have been working for more than five years now, as a consultant in Belgium. I’m sailing from company to company, from building to building, and my clients are mainly large companies with 1500+ people, some others are smaller. Usually hired as a senior developer or project manager, I’m helping those companies to have a successful Drupal experience.