Bo Andersen

I am a back-end web developer with a passion for open source technologies. I have been a PHP developer for many years, and also have experience with Java and Spring Framework. I currently work full time as a lead developer. Apart from that, I also spend time on making online courses, so be sure to check those out!

Posts by Bo Andersen

Solving XPath Case Sensitivity with PHP

April 27, 2013 by

Performing case insensitive searches for things such as attribute values can be quite a pain with XPath. There is a well known workaround available, but it is not so pretty and clean like one would hope for. PHP developers are also limited by the fact that PHP does not implement XPath 2.0. This article shows an additional approach that helps keep XPath queries simpler.

Easily Start and Stop Development Tools in OS X

March 28, 2013 by

It can quickly become repetitive to start and stop all of your development tools; many people do not want to have a web server or database running all of the time, for instance. This article shows you an easy way of simplifying this, so you can run a single command from the Terminal to start or stop your development tools.

Create Full URLs in ZF2 Views

March 10, 2013 by

Creating full URLs within view scripts can come in handy in many situations, such as when sending out e-mails where one wants to link back to one’s website. Luckily, Zend Framework 2 provides two useful view helpers to accomplish this task.

Creating a Block in concrete5

March 1, 2013 by

Creating a custom block in concrete5 is easy, but is often perceived as being difficult due to the many small steps involved. This article gives you a quick walkthrough of how to create your own simple contact block in concrete5.

Use SSL or TLS with SMTP in ZF2

February 28, 2013 by

If you wish to use a secure connection when sending e-mails via an SMTP server in Zend Framework 2, then this article shows you how to do this. The official documentation comes to no avail, but luckily the solution is extremely simple.

Clear Form Data in ZF2

February 24, 2013 by

Clearing a form’s data was easy and convenient in Zend Framework 1. Apparently it is not as easy in Zend Framework 2, so this article gives a few suggestions on how it can be accomplished.