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Welcome to Boldewyn’s Website

Hello stranger! This is the personal website of Manuel Strehl a.k.a Boldewyn. I write mostly about web development and topics loosely coupled to it, but there are also posts completely unrelated to this.

Please feel free to browse around here and to leave comments. For a more direct contact, you might want to follow me on Twitter.

Latest Articles:

  • Manuel Strehl
    Overwrite PHP’s built-in functions in unit tests
    In unit tests you might run in problems, when your code uses PHP built-in functions, that emit certain hard-coded values like session_start(). When you use PHP namespaces, however, you can solve this problem in an elegant way.
  • Manuel Strehl
    Minimal contents of a .git folder
    What does a minimal usable .git folder looks like? Let’s see.
  • Manuel Strehl
    A Makefile Rule for Generating Responsive Images from SVG
    This rule takes an SVG file as input and returns two PNGs. One is rendered with 72 dpi, which maps 1 SVG pixel to one output pixel. The other, target@2.png, is rendered with twice the solution to fit for Retina displays.
  • Manuel Strehl
    Page Layout Experiment
    This small experiment allows to try out interactively the so-called Gutenberg canon for page layout on different page sizes.
  • Manuel Strehl
    Load jQuery before RequireJS and still use it as dependency
    If you use RequireJS and jQuery in a project, you might find yourself in a situation, where you embed jQuery before RequireJS, but still need to have the “jquery” dependency respected. This article describes, how to achieve this.
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