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This one was easier to get than the Solution Architect one.

I am going to switch job in a few weeks. As I mentioned, I decided to take the AWS Solution Architect Certification exam before starting on that new position.
In case of you want to do the same, those course notes were a nice summary of what is covered during the exam.

I started preparing to pass the AWS Solution Architect Certification.
One of my colleague at Origin just recently re-passed the exam. He was nice enough to share his course notes on his blog at : http://www.beddysblog.com/marks-aws-solution-architect-course-notes-aprmay-2017/
I just went through them and they are pretty useful. I encourage you to take a look if you are interested [...]

I just discovered a new web application named IFTTT.
The concept is so simple and so powerful at the same time.
It allows to create simple rule : If This Then That
Where “This” is a trigger and “That” is an action. Both happens in what they call “Channels”. Channels are applications like Facebook, Linkedin, Weather, Email, etc.
In [...]

The first annual PHP Australia Conference will be in Sydney in 4 weeks !
http://www.phpconference.com.au/
Don’t miss this exciting event !
Cya there.

I am glad to learn that I will be a speaker at the 2014 OSDC in the Gold Coast : http://2014.osdc.com.au/
Not only, this is going tobe a very interesting conference seeing the different talks and speakers, but also you can expect some good fun in the Gold Coast.
Hope to see you there !

I was able to invest time on improving the UI and adding new features to fxalert.net.
Fxalert.net is a web application allowing to create simple and advanced email and SMS alerts on the forex market. It supports more than a 100 of currencies pair.
The new features includes the following :
- Integration with facebook (you can now [...]

I recently developed for fun a webapp offering forex currencies alert. It allows users to create 100% free custom currencies alert on approximately 100 currency pairs.
Alerts are sent by email for now, but others channels will be available soon such as SMS, IM.
You can check it out at www.fxalert.net.
Any feedback is welcome

On my last post, i mentioned that there should be a linux version of Mikogo. I just received an email a couple days ago informing me the beta started.
I am going to try it and will post some results / feedback here.
It seems very promising !

A few months ago, Salesforce acquired DimDim (the web conferencing tool) and they decided a change of strategy. For us users, that means no more DimDim as a free web conferencing application.
As a consultant, I often need to use web conferences and since the old DimDim days were over, I started looking for a new [...]


Who am I?

My name is Bashar Al-Fallouji, I work as a Enterprise Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (Sydney, Australia).

I am particularly interested in Cloud Computing, Web applications, Open Source Development, Software Engineering, Information Architecture, Unit Testing, XP/Agile development, etc.

On this blog, you will find mostly technical articles and thoughts around PHP, OOP, OOD, Unit Testing, etc. I am also sharing a few open source tools and scripts.

  • dipan: Hi Bashar It's really awesome that you wrote this code. IT'll save tones of time of all developer. [...]
  • Bashar: Glad that you liked it ! [...]
  • Angel S. Moreno: well, there goes wasting a couple of hours of development and a couple of days of testing. I owe you [...]
  • Bashar: Thats right, the setSaveFile create a files containing an associative array of classname => filen [...]
  • Loggy: Jim's clarification in particular was pretty useful although I did have to dig down into the tree to [...]