Zend Framework certified!

Zend Framework Certified Engineer LogoToday I passed the Zend Framework certification. From now on I can call myself Zend Framework Certified Engineer.

I followed the Zend Certification training at Ausy/Dataflow. Gauthier Delamarre is an excellent teacher, and he helped me very good to prepare for the examination. Though it is my opinion that with only the training you cannot pass. It requires a lot of experience with the ZF, and you have to study the online reference guide really good.

Some tips for anybody who wants to do the certification:

  • know the output of every function,
  • know which and how many parameters every function requires, but also know the optional parameters,
  • know what happens if something goes wrong (does ZF throw an Exception or do you get a Fatal Error, a warning,…),
  • know the configuration settings (for example Frontend and Backend Caching have a lot of settings),
  • study the reference guide in depth!

UPnP on NAS finally works

UPnP logoAfter 6 months, I got the UPnP network media streamer on my NAS (D-Link DNS-323) finally working.

The problem was that none of my media files was accessible on the network over UPnP. I could easily find the files with a file browser, but none of my UPnP clients detected any files.

Finally D-Link released a new firmware upgrade to version 1.08 with two fixes for the UPnP server:

  • UPnP AV can handle long file names and in file names with spaces
  • UPnP AV server will skip corrupted file instead of stopping the scan process

Now I can see where the problem was. Most of my media files have spaces in their names.

Good job for D-Link that it’s fixed now, but still a little too late…

First Aid license

Logo Het Vlaamse KruisFrom September 2009 till March 2010 I followed a First Aid course from Het Vlaamse Kruis in Grimbergen. After 2 exams (one for the basic first aid, and one for advanced first aid), I received my diploma yesterday at the city hall of Grimbergen.

Thanks to all the volunteers for all their time in preparing the course! It was very interesting, and I had a lot of fun!

Edit: I found some articles from news websites: