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Simulating the ENUM MySQL Column Type in Rails

Today I was speccing out a handful of models that had “enumerable” attributes – i.e. attributes that are stored as strings, but whose possible values are limited to being a single element of a finite set of predefined strings. Think something along the lines of, say, the attribute “color”: valid values for “color” might include…

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Accessibility with HTML5 and ARIA

When designing markup for a website or a web app, it’s important to keep in mind that what others see is not necessarily what meets your own eye. Accessible design means that page elements are encoded with information about the structure and content of the document, so that screen readers and assistive devices can make…

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You Should Be Testing Your Symfony Plugins

As with any Open Source project, Symfony is only as good as its community. The best Open Source frameworks are those most beloved by its user base. I am one of those who love Symfony, and in an effort to ensure my framework has the best plugins possible, I challenge all symfony developers to write…

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Symfony 2 Conference Hub at the Castle

When the Symfony Live Online conference was first announced, Brandon came up with the great idea to get the entire Nashville Symfony/PHP community to watch it together at centresource. “It’ll be an amazing gathering of nerds the likes of which have never been seen!” he says. Well, Sensio decided to steal our thunder by suggesting…