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Roberto Aloi

Software Engineer and Erlanger. Author of www.tryerlang.org.
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How to set up UNIX permission for files and directories. Cleverly.

Sometimes you need to recursively set a specific UNIX permission for a whole set of files and/or directories. And you want to have a different permission for your files and for your directories. For example, when installing a CMS like Joomla (or Moodle), you might want to recursively set the UNIX permissions to 700 for … Continue reading

Time Out’s 101 Films of the Decade

Time Out has just released the list of the 101 films of the decade. Browse the list and run to see the ones you’re still missing… :) Here’s reported the top ten: In the Mood for Love (2000) Hidden (2005) Spirited Away (2001) There Will Be Blood (2007) The lives of the Others (2006) The … Continue reading

Erlang Certification Survey

Erlang Training and Consulting Ltd in conjunction with the University of Kent intends to launch a pilot version of an e-certification platform for Erlang in the near future. To assist in this process, we have launched a survey on Erlang Certification. The objective of the study is to better understand the expectations of users, in … Continue reading

Php from Command Line

A really simple, still useful tip for php developers. It is possible to execute a php command directly from the command line by doing the following: php -r ‘COMMAND’ For example: php -r ‘echo substr(“hello world”, 6);’ Enjoy!

New “Joomla! Picasa” and “Joomla! Flickr”

Hello people, a couple of years ago I wrote a beta version of the two Joomla! components “Joomla! Picasa” and “Joomla! Flickr”. In the past two years, the two packages have been downloaded and tried more than 70.000 times, generating lot of interest and discussions, even in their early stage of development. I’m now going … Continue reading

Essential Free Software for Mac

This is a list of essential free software for Mac, according to the author (ongoing process): Growl uTorrent Emacs Skype Firefox Inkscape VLC Spotify OpenOffice iScrobbler Dropdown Evernote Feel free to comment / add your favourite software (FREE, not already included in Mac OS X).

Erlang Quickcheck Design Patterns – Black Box

Name Black Box Also Known As ETS Driven Testing Intent When writing Quickcheck unit tests for an Erlang application, it usually happens that you require to stub some external application, since you’re not interested in System Tests, but you want to test your application as a mere black box. Motivation You want complete control on … Continue reading

London Design Festival

I spent a lovely weekend in London, enjoying the Open House Weekend and the Design Festival. Here are some of the photos I took.

Mercurial – Gnome Keyring Integration

I don’t know about you, but I was really bored about inserting my password again and again when pulling hg based projects. Since I’m using Gnome, I decided to check if it was possible to integrate Mercurial with the Gnome Keyring. Guess what: http://bitbucket.org/ebo/hggnome-keyring/changeset/4f8cbce98fe6/ Just download the extension and install it, by adding the following … Continue reading

Mercurial – Verbose Pull

Are you pulling from a Mercurial repository and it’s taking too long? Do you want to know which files are being pulled into your local machine? Did you try hg –verbose pull and it didn’t help? Then, try the following: hg –debug -v pull Cheers.

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