Thoughts about coding and books

Book Review: “The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions” by Poppendieck-s

While most people think of The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses as THE Lean book then The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions is great resource for second point of view. Angle of approach is also different. While Lean Startup is more like a guide to startupsRead more about Book Review: “The Lean Mindset: Ask the Right Questions” by Poppendieck-s[…]

Book Review: “Outliers: the story of success” by Malcolm Gladwell

Books is all about people and groups who stand way out from the crowd. Now I understand why Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are so much more successful than most people. Unfortunately for all of you it was less about their personal greatness and much more about right timings and coincidence although personal ability isRead more about Book Review: “Outliers: the story of success” by Malcolm Gladwell[…]

How to make Apache, PHP, vhosts, Laravel, mcrypt and JSON work in Ubuntu 13.10 after upgrade

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 an suddenly my PHP dev environment does not work anymore. Investigating changes I found that apache2.2 was replaced with apache2.4 and php 5.4 was replaced with php5.5. Firstly vhosts did not work and all local sites showed only “It Works” default page. There was new 000-defaultRead more about How to make Apache, PHP, vhosts, Laravel, mcrypt and JSON work in Ubuntu 13.10 after upgrade[…]

PHP locale not working in Ubuntu

I was working with Laravel 4 and trying to format Carbon object dates according to locale. However App::setLocale(‘et_EE’) did not have any effect. Going lower level and setting setlocale(LC_ALL, ‘et_EE’) did not change locale either. Carbon uses under formatLocalized method PHP strftime so issue relates to this also. Some have suggested to use utf8_encode(strftime(“%A, %d deRead more about PHP locale not working in Ubuntu[…]