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Arlen Walker

Arlen Walker

Being the Marshal at Paladin Web Services isn't always a walk in the park for Arlen — only on those soft summer days when he picks up his laptop and tests the range of the office base station.

After one such excursion, he hooked up the kitchen blender to the web server, and claimed he had created verifiable proof that HTML5 could, in fact, bring about whirled peas.

This bold foolhardiness is not limited to the office, as Arlen can often be found at a lectern, engaging an audience on any technical topic he can get them to sit still for, and many he can't.

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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Towards A More Testable Module

What can you do to start automated unit testing when you're writing extensions for a complex existing system like Joomla? It's not always easy, but with a few simple changes you can get started. Once you've started, remember the first rule, "Break all Dependencies!" Using some special capabilities built into PHPUnit, along with some of these simple techniques and patterns, you can get to the land of testability.
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 00:00

Rebasing

If you think this involves a teaspoon and a spirit lamp, take your F and go home. Git's "rebase" command takes advantage of the distributed nature of git to enable you to do some really useful and creative things in your repository. Of course, like all power tools, rebase can be abused. Let's take a closer look at what can be done through rebasing, and where and when you should use it. This article assumes familiarity with software version control systems in general, as well as a basic familiarity with git itself. While it does explore some git fundamentals, it is not intended to be a primer on git usage.
Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?
Monday, 01 November 2010 21:51

Small Talk

You've heard the talk. There's so much buzz about it sometimes it seems like it's a hive. But what does all this talk about a smaller Joomla! or a different Joomla! mean, anyway? Here's a framework to help you make up your mind just what the fuss actually means to you.
Monday, 01 November 2010 00:00

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?
Friday, 01 October 2010 00:00

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 00:01

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?
Sunday, 01 August 2010 22:37

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?
Thursday, 01 July 2010 20:56

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. We kick the series off with one of the ‘old ones’ of the Joomla! community. Can you tell who it is?

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