A funny idea, this FOAF thing. Maybe we'll get a huge network of people around the world, where indirectly everyone is connected with everyone... or a huge paradise for spammers, who will jump in circles, to get all those connections... or we will have another funny idea, implemented by a few thinking-to-be-geek people...
Documentation in a nutshell
What is one of the most important things a developer (and of cause everyone else in IT business) has to do and the worst thing he can imagine to do, at the same time? Correct: Writing documentation.
IBM takes over Zend
As IBM and Zend announced in the early morning hours, both signed a buyout contract yesterday. Irving Wladawsky-Berger (IBM vicepresident of technology and strategy): "We are now taking the consequences of Sun's behavior to leave Java closed source. The power of open source has been proven by years now if Sun is to narrow-minded to see the importance of open source, we have to select another partner.".
PEAR Powerworkshop slides available
I recently uploaded the slides PEAR Powerworkshop Lukas and me hold today. It should be linked on PEARWeb, php.net and my website in the next few days.
Liking regular expressions, loving regular expressions
During my vacation I finally found time for some literature and read the book "Mastering Regular Expressions" by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl. I first saw that book while grubbing around on Amazon and I got a glimpse of it, when I visited Arnaud in Paris. The latter experience finally convienced my to buy it and I can say: It really was worth it.
PHP World Kongress 2004
As you may have read in my blog a few weeks ago, I will give a talk on PEAR and it's greatnesses at the PHP-World-Kongress (Part of the Internet-World-Kongress). Today they provided a bunch of "promotion tools" (a logo, a banner and some press text) to the speakers and I like the banner (although it is flash).
1 year of blogging...
Ok, let's say nearly, since I missed the exact termin, although I had a big fat note in my cellphone callendar. What do we learn of that? Never switch cellphones and do not migrate tha callendar, because you believe there are no more important notes in it...
PHP Conference in front of the door
On upcoming Sunday (the 7th of November) the International Conference 2004 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) begins with it's pre-conference part, the power workshops. I hope, that Lukas and my workshop does not get "rasmused" by one of the other interessting ones on Sunday:
PEAR Powerworkshop - Part II
Today Lukas and me had our second power workshop on PEAR. Like in Amsterdam this year, we introced people into obraining, using and developing PEAR packages. Beside that we developed again an example application, which implemented an interface to Ebay using Services_Ebay. The following packages were also used and therefore presented: