I prefer Safari for my casual web browsing on the Mac, but for web development, nothing beats Firefox. (Firefox beats IE hands down on Windows.) Firefox’s openness and the Firefox plugin architecture means that there is little that you cannot find out about a web page with a Firefox add-on. I’ve tried [...]
I have to comment on this week’s annoucement of Delphi for PHP. I was a Delphi programmer for about 5 years before taking up PHP about 6 years ago. What a convergence.
I have a great fondness and respect for the old Object Pascal based Delphi. Delphi’s VCL has been influential, inspiring the [...]
I ran across How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (video) and Producing Open Source Software (book). Anyone know of any other interesting open source project management resources?
Tobias Schlitt describes Tim Bray’s talk at the International PHP Conference. (PDF slides) Tim compares PHP, Java, and Rails along several dimensions. One of those dimensions is maintainability. Tim ranks PHP as least maintainable, Rails in the middle, and Java as most maintainable.
This is not a surprising ranking. [...]
PHP has been incredibly successful as a deployment platform for web applications. The WordPress blog brags that the WordPress 2.0 series has been downloaded 1.2 million times.
However, PHP as a platform is far from homogenous. With many different versions installed and the vast configurability of php.ini, there can be a great [...]
Del.icio.us has been down for a while. I use it for my public bookmarks, which are listed on the side of this blog. Here is a post with some recent random things that I would bookmark if I could.
The departure of the hyper-enthusiasts – “The Java hyper-enthusiasts have left the building” (along [...]
Jon Udell and John Montgomery are taking a private conversation about open source public:
I’ll continue one argument I was having with Jon in the open, just to see what happens. The premise: Open collaboration can relentlessly commoditize things that require a lot of work — like deep integration — just because it can mobilize the [...]
I upgraded WordPress to 1.5.2 this weekend. This version fixed some bugs that made it necessary to edit WordPress itself in order to get my BBCode plugin to work. That editing is one reason I put off upgrading for so long. I am grateful that my plugin can now exist on its [...]
I ran across this O’Reily article about SpikeSource today. Very interesting.
They have released a coverage reporting tool, Spike PHP Coverage, for PHP that works with XDebug coverage data. It works with Simple Test and it seems to be able aggregate the results of remote test runs, such as for web based tests. [...]
In light of the reports of WordPress search engine spamming, I have removed my link to the WordPress web site. The default WordPress theme has a “is proudly powered by WordPress” tag line with a link. I thought proudly was overkill in the first place and certainly not true now, so I have [...]