Automatically apply PSR-2 coding style

*UPDATE*

In version 2 of php_cs_fixer some parameters and rules are renamed. Upgrade guide can be see on their Github page. This how-to is accordingly updated.


Applying PSR-2 coding style manually is really no fun and wasting time. A short visit in Github and there’s a tool which detects and fixes the coding style. The tool is called php-cs-fixer.

I’ll show you how to get the tool and use it to easily reformat all PHP file in project.

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Fail downloading file on Android

How hard is it, to write a PHP script to allow user to download a file? really easy, one would say. Just send the appropriate HTTP header and echo the file content.

Basically that’s all I need to force download per PHP. But somehow Android stock browser (Chrome) only downloads and creates a 0 kB file. Other browser (tested with Firefox on Android) saves the file correctly.

What does happen here?

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SEO – add trailing slash to URL

The problem

For those who use Google Webmaster Tool, they might find Google “duplicated content” warning. This is caused by slightly different URL, which is found by search engine.
Like:

and

are interpreted as 2 different pages by search engine. So how do we resolve this?

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Munin on Raspberry Pi with dynamic IP

the easiest tool to monitoring a server is munin. It’s easy to install and has lots of plugins. Installing munin on a server, which is to be monitored, is not really a smart move. Seeing a raspberry pi laying on a closet and do nothing, gives me the idea to use it to monitor my vServer. The problem is how to configure munin-node to communicate with munin, which is behind a dynamic IP. But one step after the other 🙂

First move is to grab a SD-Card and flash Raspbian from Raspberry Pi website. This is an easy task.

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Extbase and RealURL

another day, another problem. Extbase is becoming main framework for TYPO3 extension, because it’s really easy to create a frontend plugin to show (listing or detail view) of a records. Since it’s MVC framework, Extbase create a complex URL for each record.


http://domain.tld/pageName/?tx_extension_plugin[action]=show&tx_extension_plugin[controller]=controllerName&tx_extension_pluginName[param]=9

how to short this?

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Standalone view in extbase

Usually a view in extbase is always called from a controller.  but what if, an action in your controller is called as an eID and only parts of the template needs to be rendered? Partial is an option, but I have a code snippet, which uses the

class.

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dot underscore file in Mac archive file

I have been using Mac since 10.5 Leopard, but somehow I just spot this problem today. If you make an archive from Terminal using tar and extract it on other system (Windows or Linux), you’ll find dot underscore (._*) file in the archive. For every file there’ll be one ._ file for it.

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