Archive for July 2011
I stumbled upon a shortcoming of PHP again. There is no seek(). If you caught my tweet yesterday you probably noticed that I have.
I am not entirely sure but I think I remember Fabien mentioning the idea of Symfony2 as a complete rewrite (with the idea of major parts being backported to the 1.x branches at that time) on the symfony camp in 2008. Then it was soo far away.
In late 2009 I heard first ideas about the HTTP caching layer and on sflive2010 in Paris the Symfony2 project was finally announced and explained.
Today is the big day – today will be the first stable release of Symfony 2.0!
I am currently working on some tools to get more out of Google Analytics by using their open API. For this I found the need to do two things.
Aggregate and summarize and I plan do solve them extending PHP SPL iterators.
A few days ago I wrote about me struggling to target an audience potentially unknown to me for posts on a specific topic without annoying people I do know but who do not share my interest in that topic.
Google+ Sparks is all about interests. I’m just not entirely sure if it could be the solution I am looking for..
I know many users on Google+ who don’t like the idea of games entering the stream. But even to those it should be obvious that social gaming is a very lucrative market indeed. Games on Facebook are making millions.
No wonder Google want a piece of the pie and there is a good chance to be successful.
Many of you will know that I use to tweet about my daily articles early in the morning. Twitter has been an important tool for me to get the word out and get some readers.
As almost all people I know from the world of tweets are active on Google+ I started to advertise my blog posts there as well.
But what feels weird for me is this..
Yesterdays xkcd cartoon strip just did it for me. It felt so incredibly familiar from so many situations.
The urge to create a new standard that adapts to your present situation instead of adapting your situation to a present standard.
Today it happened again to me. I was writing some code for that awesome little tool of mine which I am really excited about. I’ve been writing for a few days now but something was wrong.
There was this smell..
It’s easy to see the similarities as well as the differences of functionality of these two competitors. But these similarities and differences will change within a short term.
More interesting to see is how these two platforms differ when it comes to their income streams.
I’ve been writing before about making websites static when possible as well as using client side databases. Static website are fast as there is no server side logic or database interaction. This also drastically minimizes the infrastructure necessary. You can even host your website on Dropbox!
But what if the user is browsing your website using a mobile device? He could go offline every now and then and your website would stop functioning.