13
Apr
2016

Platform.sh A gain or A pain?

By : Oliverde8


This last year (in 2015) I have worked on a project hosted with the platform.sh solution. After spending more then a year with platform sh I wanted to right down what I think about this tool.  First of all, what is platform.sh ? Platform.sh is a continious delivery clous hosting. Okay, what does that means :D, it basically means it is a hosting system to host your production, preproduction, integration & a ton of development environments.  Still not very clear? Well simply speaking platform will create a new environment for each git branch you create. So if you create a new branch from the preproduction environment to let say work on a bugfix, you will have a new environment with the same setup & database as the preprod to test it on before merging.  Once a new environment is created you can do anything you want on that environment without affecting any other environment.  Well it sounds great, it sounds fantastic; and actually the idea is gre ...

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A while back I have worked with a friend in an application that would catch all touch events done on your phone. As you may well guess you are not suppose to be able to do this as it is considered a security breach; but if you have a rooted phone you may have an application doing this. The documentation on this subject on the net isn't very complete(at least wasn't when I built my application) and there wasn't any detailed explanation about to do it especially if you want to do get precise information. Possible solutions We have come up with multiple solutions before actually using the one I will explain a bit later. But first let see other ways of achieving this. System Overlay Consist of creating an application service that will show a transparent widget on top of everything. This way all touch events will be done on our widget and we will be able to catch them all. The service type we used was WindowManager.LayoutParams.TYPE_SYTEM_OV ...

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06
Apr
2015

Drupa a CMS to love or to Hate?

By : Oliverde8


I have been working on a Drupal commerce website recently and I must say that drupal is a great tool. You can do so much with very little effort without touching any lines of code. The community provides thousands of modules which can be simple to install. There are many great principles behind drupal and it allows you to create a good website with very little effort. If you wish to do something particular you can always create a new module and basically do anything. You will find plenty of tutorials online and there is plenty of helpful people. Creating a module in drupal isn't that hard and you can achieve results very quickl. Some entities to store your data, a few views and a few template files to display the entity and you are rolling. Even if you are working on something more complicated like imports you can always use the migration module that once mastered can make you gain a lot of time. But as you go on you will start to understand why I don't like drupal. There ar ...

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I haven't being updating my website for a long time, I am actually working on the new version of OWeb-Framework. Yes it chnaged named :) it is OWeb Framework now, and not just OWeb. I actually did this change when I made OWeb work with composer. Recentyl I have started reworking on my Framework, there has been a lot of features that were lost, as I nealry started from scratch. I did this for a few reasons : Better Naming conventions : Oweb 0.3.0 was based on the 0.2.0 whih had some french names in the functions Names.Cleaner Code : I had alot of experimenal code in the older version, they were recoded cleaner & better.New features : I wanted to implement some new fatures we will talk about later, the 0.3.0 code base would have needed a lot of changes I it woulnd't have been clean Of course I haven't reinvented the wheel, I have used blocks from the old framework, but umported them one by one checking the code again ...

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02
Jul
2014

Watch Dogs

By : Oliverde8


Last week, after having spent my last weekend's working on eXpansion, I was reminded of Ubisoft's new game Watch Dogs. I had seen that the game had very good review by gaming magazines but the a lot of players had started to compare Ubisoft to EA. That made me think, what is happening if we can't even trust Ubisoft? Even though I don't like all the games they make, and all the decision they take there is one thing that I love about them. What I like is the passion they put in their games. They actually like the games they are making, on presentation videos you really see that, it isn't just a teaser that tells you to play it but teaser that actually connects with the story of the game; the way music are chosen and everything is prepared is just great. Once being reminded of this new game I thought what better way to see if my PC will handle the next Assasins Creed. I started playing the game very septic thinking it would be very unlike me to like this game and finish it; I was ...

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20
Jun
2014

Lego Marve

By : Oliverde8


It has been a long long time since I have written something here :D. I recently finished the Lego Marvel game and I must say it was not what I expected. Surely the game wasn't bad, it was fun to play and there are still hundreds of small tasks I could accomplish. There is a lot of content in the game to explore and a lot of tasks to do but still it isn't as good as it I expected it to be. The Graphics What I really like about it is all that is lego, the cars and stuff are super fun to see, all the vehicles and all the stuff you can actually break is incredible. I must say I really didn't enjoy destroying stuff even when I had to XD I felt like I was actually braking a lego that someone else put together, but that said there is some issues More bricks less 3d models First of all there is too much stuff not built out of lego, I was expecting everything to be leg, all the buildings in town well they aint lego, and why not? The bridges they cou ...

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19
Apr
2014

eXpansion 0.9.3 is out

By : Oliverde8


Hey, so what have I being doing for so long, well I finished university; well nearly I have to still finish my internship to have my master. Recently I have passed most of my free time working on a Maniaplanet project eXpansion. I had started on this last year, then took a long pause and now it has been a 5 month inferno :D. The project isn't mine it is Reaby's which has great ideas, eXpansion is a plugin pack for an existing controller ManiaLive created by a team of Nadeo. We have dumped all existing plugins all existing ideas and have started from scratch. We are the first ones to have created a full in game interface to manage the server. We have used the ingame script language to enable players to move the windows. So they can use multiple windows at the same time. We have used this scripting language, maniascript to create widgets that will show Live scores, Local Records and more information. Other controllers need to refresh one by one all these widgets, this creat ...

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19
Apr
2014

Overkills

By : Oliverde8


So I just wanted to re write some overkill scenes from books, movies and TV shows the way I have seen them. I will try to order by power :D. I put the most interesting ones and try to vary the sources, putting all overkills from doctor who wouldn't be so interesting so just what I think are the bests :D Doctor Who - Tardis explodes For me, the Tardis has always been the ultimate vehicle. I don't like it when in some episodes "she" is described as an old model, and I like it even less when she is in danger because for me it is near impossible to harm her. When on episode 12 of the fifth series of Doctor Who she explodes and the explosion destroys the universe I just love it XD. That is the power of a Tardis, powerful enough not just to destroy the universe but all space and time, so that the universe has never existed as we know it. On the next episode the pandoracal that remembers all and is used by the doctor and the help of an exploding tardis to restore ...

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19
Feb
2014

What's up, 2 month with no activity

By : Oliverde8


Hey, It has been 2 month that I haven't touched a thing on OWeb, this is terrible :( I actually want to change some stuff and that is the main reason I haven't made any changes I need time to do the change not just an hour one day another day. I should sit and work a full day or even more if I want to do something clean. I had already talked about having modules in OWeb, it is something that I don't really find practical but also very practical. The main reason I am re considering this is to make OWeb packagist compatible. Today OWeb needs to check multiple files before deciding which files needs to be loaded. That is the core of OWeb, the way the architecture works But with packagist it isn't so I am thinking how to combine both of them without having a unnecessarily complicated autoloader. The same way page are handled in another way and requires something done differently. I have also been busy with university and with the eXpansion project. We were supposed to realese t ...

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17
Dec
2013

0.3.2 is finally online

By : Oliverde8


Yep I have finally updated the website. I couldn't do everything I intended to do, there is many things missing and the .3.2 version isn't yet complete. But I have decided that it was stable enough to put it online before Christmas. Some of the features that I actually developed aren't here because they aren't stable enough. You can immediately see that the Dynamic page loading is among them. actually It works fine in local but I have a problem with personna, and I think it should work online but I don't have a lot of time so I will give it a try another time. I don't have a lot of time because I want to make a loong post about everything that was done for this version as well as everything I intend to do. The to-do list is harder as there is still a lot to go; not so much for oweb(there is but it isn't essential) but more on my website. So this new phase of the development will concentrate once more on my website rather than on the framework. There are still some things that I ne ...

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