After iOS 10 has been released, I was curious to control my local Homebridge devices and Philips Hue lamps directly via Apple’s Home app. While the setup was quite easy, I was frustrated that the “Automation” tab was displaying me an info, that I need an Apple TV 4 or...

A few days ago I received an invitation for Bitbucket’s new pipeline feature (right now in beta). For those, who haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a CI add-on within Bitbucket to seamlessly test your apps without the need of external services. For quite some time I use BB as...

This article is outdated. It’s now possible to start Homebridge from the DSM GUI, so console commands are no longer required. Simply select “Use the same network as Docker host” within the network settings and launch the image. Many thanks to Christian Haugen for the update. A few days ago...

Vor einiger Zeit verfasste ich einen Artikel über die bei empuxa genutzte Zeiterfassung. Die Resonanz auf den Beitrag war überwältigend: Regelmäßig wurde ich seitdem via E-Mail oder per Telefon gefragt, ob meine selbst programmierte Lösung zum Verkauf stünde und falls ja, was sie denn kosten würde. Leider musste ich allen...

When I first wanted to upgrade Active Collab to Version 5, it was a disaster. But it’s been almost half a year and a51 has realized that Heartbeat wasn’t a good idea, so after they removed it from the package, I decided to give an AC a last chance. Installation...

Every time we built Rails APIs at empuxa, we made use of Swagger and Swagger UI, an incredible way to easily document and test your APIs. Back to PHP, I missed the tools a lot. All packages that promised an easy integration via Composer either failed to work or were...

Since more than 5 years I use Active Collab for project management. It’s been very easy to use and offers lots of functions to organize small teams and to communicate with developers and/or clients. Active Collab 4 is great, but because of its age and architecture it also has some...

Last month I realized, that I’m reusing the same text snippets over and over again. This wasn’t only code, but also mail messages and terminal commands. I wanted to waste less time with typing and/or copy and paste, so I started to search for a solution. Its name is Dash...