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Shibboleth: Using Relational DBMS as authentication backend

Learn how to use a relational DBMS as authentication provider for Shibboleth IDP instead of default LDAP

Create LazyCollection from API resource

Laravel 6 introduced the LazyCollection, a different kind of collection which exploits php generators to save memory usage. While data fetching from database is natively managed by eloquent, Web API-based data fetching is not provided. This article describes how to use a paginated api endpoint to fetch data to a LazyCollection instance.

Database-oriented Strategy configuration

This article describes a way of implementing Strategy design pattern using a database-based runtime configuration. The approach allows to dynamically (re)configure class behavior without requiring code-based rearrangements.

I am Roberto Gallea, I was born on 19 February 1983 in Palermo, Italy. I still live in Palermo where I am married with Renata.

I am a Ph.D. in computer science working at the University of Palermo, Italy. I am involved in all kind of technological stuffs, both software and hardware, applied to a wide range of fields, such as multimedia, electronics, computer vision, digital arts and others.

I am also an appassionate of woodwork. I like to embed technology into traditional designs.

I like to collaborate with (digital) artists for achieving unique performances, based on movement.

Recently I also organized TEDxCarini and TEDxOretoRiver, an independent TEDx event in my local community.