Zend just recently released a beta version of Zend studio 4.0. It boasts of Database support, Improved PHPDoc and PHPDocumentor support, a code snippet library, and few other things. If they finally recognize the clone keyword then I’ll be happy :). In any case I went ahead and downloaded it and will be doing a pretty thorough evaluation of it be the end of the week. Stay tuned and you can see my opinion. (For what it’s worth)
Oh, and here’s a link to it: http://www.zend.com/store/products/zend-studio/beta.php
I just happened upon this story. Looks like google hired the lead firefox engineer. They also were known to have recently hired several IE developers and have secured the domain gbrowser.com. What do you all think Google is up to? Could it be that Firefox is going to fork into a browser that has large corporate browsing???
I harbor no real ill will towards the French, but you have to admit, this is funny:
Go to google
Type in "French Military Victories" (without the quotes)
Click the "I Feel Lucky" button
If you are particularly adventurous click on the next link too
Now, since I went ahead and made fun of the French, I welcome the french to make fun of me….it’s only right.
Well, I went ahead and did the manual installation of Propel, Creole, and Phing. It worked like a charm. I did even more reading into the pear and found out that I was having some wierd confilicts with paths in phing that I didn’t know about. If I had better knowledge of how to use phing I never would have had that problem. The manual installation is what actually showed me how to do the pear install right. So, now I get to move on with my next project using propel. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
After reading several posts on sitepoint about how great propel is and how I should really give it a try I decided to give er a go. Results of the attempted install below.
Continue reading Propel Frustrates me to no end
This entry was spawned by a post in sitepoint’s forums about benchmarking. It reminded me of what a jaded view many programmers have about quick and dirty benchmarking options. Most people make use of microtime()/time() functions, which at the surface makes sense. However, I never like to look at things on the surface, so I would like to dig a little deeper and show everyone a unix/linux alternative to the standard microtime() bench mark.
Continue reading Benchmarking misconceptions, microtime() vs. getrusage()
Below you will find a little ‘bit’ that I was about to put into a forum post. I then decided it was off topic from the question I was asked. There was lots of good info that I didn’t want to forget I said though, so I am going to keep it here for posterity’s sake. Enjoy!
To find the best way to do something there are many issues you have to deal with. I like to divide the issues into three seperate categories: delivery of functionality, efficiency of code, and ease of implementation.
Continue reading The best solution – a programming concept
I have spent the last week or so trying to get an old computer of my parent’s fixed so data can be transferred off of it onto a little USB memory key so they can get it onto my mom’s shiny new dell laptop.
I thought it would be a sinch, I found what I figured were the correct drivers to get that little memory key kicking on windows 98. Well I installed them and sure enough, the key still didn’t work. After cleaning off a multitude of spy-ware and viruses I decided to dig a bit further into why the key wasn’t working and here is what I found.
Continue reading Windows 98 Drivers for Dell Memory Key
I think I may have finally found a solution to the click path tracking question: http://www.sebastian-bergmann.de/blog/archives/446-Second-Release-Candidate-for-phpOpenTracker-1.5.0.html
To summarize, setup was simple, integration was simple, it doesn’t have a packaged web interface to speak of. It is only marketed as a framework, so a nice interface shouldn’t even be expected really. Continue reading Click Path Tracking/Analysis Stuffins