Mr Grimshaw's Fine Northern Blog
Made in Blackburn, Built in Sheffield


A Smart City is an Open City.

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about Smart Cities, Intelligent Towns and Inventive Villages (I made the last 2 up, but if there are any intelligent towns or inventive villages that want to use those terms, perhaps on a poster or website, feel free.) There are many things that make up a Smart City[1], but they all boil down to collecting data & using that data to make informed decisions about where to spend a limited budget. In it’s simplest form, that’s what it boils down to, and there are some cities in the UK having a good stab at being a smart city, Bristol, Manchester & Edinburgh.

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Isolate your Symfony2 Unit Tests

Isolate your Symfony2 Unit TestsUse phpunit’s bootstrap option to tear down & recreate your database prior to each test run, not fully isolated but it does give you a test database to work from rather than running your tests against your dev db.

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Tags: php, symfony2, unit testing