Windows 8 – First impressions

So… I have installed windows 8 and this is my first thoughts about it.

Great search abilities
Great speed
Uses less resources than windows 7

Focus on touch screens. I think this will get many people

REST service 404 problem in Microsoft MVC 3

To be able to catch the HTTP DELETE on a route you need to add

<remove name="UrlRoutingModule-4.0" />
<add name="UrlRoutingModule-4.0" type="System.Web.Routing.UrlRoutingModule" preCondition="" />
<!-- any other modules you want to run in MVC e.g. FormsAuthentication, Roles etc. -->

under system.webServer in Web.config

Watch US an UK streaming for free

Just discovered a nice free way to watch US and UK streaming video. So check out works for most major sites (no netflix). Now I only need a way to watch Swedish streaming sites for free from Italy.

Install Symfony 2 development environment on windows – Part 4 Configure PHP

This is fourth part in the “Install Symfony 2 development environment on windows” series.
For part 3 – configuring apache and installing composer click here.
For part 2 – installing xampp click here.
For part 1 – installing git click here.

Configure PHP

Intl already comes with XAMPP so we just need to edit the php settings

Find the row


and remove the ; so it reads


Save the file and stop and start apache
Go to (or reload the page)


Now the page should read

So just APC left. APC needs to be compiled so that we can use it and that is quite a job on a windows machine. But fortunately there are nice people who has done it and provides a link for us. So head over to and download a copy of APC. At the time of writing there are two versions to chooose from

The XAMMP I downloades and installed use php 5.4.7 so I will go with the second one (php -v to check version). Unzip all the files. In the unzipped dir you will find two folders with different versions of APC one nts and one ts. You need to select the correction version. Open up http://localhost:8080/xampp/phpinfo.php and have a look at Zend Extension Build. Mine reads


so I will go with the TS version. Copy it to


Open up the php.ini file and add the following line to the end of the file


Stop and start Apache… And guess what? We are done, you can now enjoy Symfony development in the comfort of your own home!

Happy hacking!