Where do you want to go after 10+ years software development?

Has come through some cool questions/post to trigger some thought.









Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B





Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected: Visual Studio

So you want to dedug PHP within Visual Studio.

You went ahead and installed extension 1 PhpTools from downloaded msi “PhpTools.xxxx.msi” from visualstudiogallery.

And for complete the installation, you also installed extension 2(like I did) Vs.php from installer “php vsphp_en_xxxx_web_installer.exe downloaded from URL

Then Visual Studio throws up below exception.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Conflicting extensions for PHP development have been detected:
– VS.Php
Continuing using of Visual Studio may result in an unpredictible behaviour. To fix this issue, please uninstall conflicting extension above and restart Visual Studio.



Because both these extensions are not supported by Visual Studio at same time, as they are conflicting in nature.

Why conflicting?  Because both extensions extend same features of Visual Studio and studio is saying that configuration of extension 1 has been or may be overwritten by extension 2.

So we need to uninstall one of these to use another.

ACME demo bundle of PHP framework Symfony2

ACME is a fictional company from the Looney Tunes Cartoon series.

ACME means a company that makes everything.

Symfony team has used this name as a sample project. This project is named ACMEDemoBundle.

This project has been used in Symfony manuals, tutorials and books to properly explain the framework in a near real scenario.

How to install phpUnit on Windows?

1. Install Composer-Exe from link

2. Edit/Create composer.json into C:\cygwin64\home\Administrator

3. Add below dependency to composer.json

“require-dev”: {
“phpunit/phpunit”: “3.7.*”

3. run cmd command -> composer install -dev, below output will ensure phpUnit installation.

composer install -dev
Loading composer repositories with package information
Installing dependencies (including require-dev)
– Installing symfony/yaml (v2.5.7)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/php-text-template (1.2.0)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/phpunit-mock-objects (1.2.3)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/php-timer (1.0.5)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/php-token-stream (1.2.2)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/php-file-iterator (1.3.4)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/php-code-coverage (1.2.18)
Downloading: 100%

– Installing phpunit/phpunit (3.7.38)
Downloading: 100%

phpunit/phpunit-mock-objects suggests installing ext-soap (*)
phpunit/php-code-coverage suggests installing ext-xdebug (>=2.0.5)
phpunit/phpunit suggests installing phpunit/php-invoker (~1.1)
Writing lock file
Generating autoload files