FirefoxPortable – Your Mobile Office Without a Laptop
SitePoint plays host to a growing number of people who operate small internet-based businesses, often single-person operations. Sole-proprietors have always found it tricky to find time for vacations given the constant demands of business. The always-on nature of internet business only exacerbates this – your users operate on numerous different timezones, and customer support expectations […]
@ GDD07: Google Gears – Bringing Server & Client Even Closer
This post comes from Google Developer Day in Sydney, Australia, where Aaron Boodman has just finished his presentation on Google’s new enhancement to web applications, “Google Gears”. With Sydney being on the right side of the planet, you saw it here first! The goal of Google Gears is to allow rich, AJAX – heavy web […]
Backward Compatibility? We’ve heard of it.
Recent events have brought about PHP’s biggest PR disaster to date, with yet more backward-compatibility bugs being marked bogus and such helpful advice from PHP’s inner circle as “…just stfu, okay?”. This is the latest in a trend that is raising the ire of many of PHP’s brightest developers and casts a worrying shadow over […]
MySQL 4.1 Binary Log name change
We recently made the jump to MySQL 4.1 at SitePoint and it’s mostly been smooth sailing. Though I have to admit that it hasn’t offered any of the performance increases that I had hoped for. Just a heads up – as I’ve not seen this covered anywhere yet – that the default filenames created by […]
Inbound email with PHP and vpopmail
I suspect many of you – like SitePoint – use PHP to process inbound email for various purposes. For example, our warehousing / fulfillment company sends us an email with an XML attachment notifying us when an order has been shipped. It includes various useful details (shipping times, tracking numbers, freight costs, etc) that we […]
The Business of PHP
Perhaps an anomaly in the PHP landscape is, despite the massive adoption of PHP as a software development platform, the relatively small ecosystem of commercial software offerings that exist within it. One might easily put this down to PHP being an open source – and largely free – product. People who use a “zero cost” […]
What’s keeping you from PHP5?
First up: as an in-house SitePoint’s PHP coder/waterboy, I’m stepping in for Harry as a guest blogger while he digs his way out from the February Zurich snowfall. Hopefully we’ll see him back and all thawed out soon ;-) What’s keeping you from PHP5? For me this question applies on three fronts. It encompasses work […]