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Which PHP Framework?

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Which PHP Framework is right for you? There seems to be an uprising in the world of PHP frameworks ever since the formidable Ruby on Rails took the programming world by storm, catapulting the quiet Ruby domain into limelight!! Ever since, new PHP Frameworks of all sizes and shapes(slow/fast, bloated/neat, simple/complex, light/heavy, rawking/suckerfish) seem to be popping up now and then and a lot of them seem to be modelled after RoR aka Ruby on Rails.

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Code for Fun!!

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Seeing me freak out at solving maths equations, my mom used to say that solving maths problems is fun once you get the hang of it. I thought that she’s just telling me that to finish up my homework, but I now understand because its not that solving maths has become fun for me but I’ve found coding & solving problems in there to be fun, which apparently some people don’t. So logically speaking, when you get going in something, it starts looking fun to you, whatever it maybe, be it solving maths problems or logical equations while coding or cooking!!

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Yahoo User Interface Library!!

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There are many Javascript libraries around ranging from purposes of animation effects to allowing easy to cook AJAX applications. Be it Prototype or Rico, SAJAX or anything else, free libraries are available for you to use, gone is the time when you needed to grind your gray cells for hours & days to get that effect or user interface up & running. But what I dislike about all these libraries is that though they get the work done, they are quite difficult to use due to the lack of proper documentation. I know documenting some library or software takes a lot of time & most of the open source projects are done by individuals etc. in their spare time, but then its not of much use to others if there’s no documentation on various aspects as how to use it.

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Development Ahead!!

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I’ve started looking into the code again for the iG:Syntax Hiliter, hopefully a version will be released by this weekend. 😉 I blogged earlier that the current v3.1.1 might not be compatible with WordPress 2 due some changes that I noted/guessed in the WordPress core since v1.5, but as some users have reported in and as I’ve tested it, iG:Syntax Hiliter v3.1.1 has no problems in working with either a fresh WordPress 2.x install or one upgraded from an older version. 😀 So you may go ahead & upgrade your WordPress installs if you’ve been holding back because of iG:Syntax Hiliter & if you’ve been waiting for the compatible release of iG:Syntax Hiliter to use with your WordPress 2.x install, go ahead and grab the current version & install it, no problems so far!! 😉

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Intel's New Year Gift!!

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Yeah, looks like its Intel’s New Year Gift(you can call it a Christmas Gift as well). FedEx delivered 5 thick books from the good guys at Intel yesterday, the IA-32 Intel® Architecture Software Developer’s Manual:

  1. Volume 1: Basic Architecture
  2. Volume 2A: Instruction Set Reference, A-M
  3. Volume 2B: Instruction Set Reference, N-Z
  4. Volume 3: System Programming Guide
  5. Optimization Reference Manual

These books are also available for free from Intel’s website as PDF downloads(eBooks) but I always prefer printed books over eBooks whenever possible, the traditional way has a warmth that the electronic way lacks(& talk of warmth, its pretty cold here)!! 🙂

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Don't upgrade your WordPress, yet!!

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Yes, that’s right, if you are using WordPress 1.5.2, then stay where you are, don’t be tempted by the candy that WordPress 2.0 offers you, don’t upgrade yet, especially if you are not of a techy species, that’s a bit of friendly advice from me!! 🙂

Though there’s nothing to worry about, but still, it happens sometimes with some major software upgrades, things go messy. A few things have gone awry with this WordPress release(which is a mammoth upgrade to the core) and they can prove to be too much for the non-techy users who aren’t used to the heat of applications & websites breaking down unexpectedly. I’d say that this release of WordPress can be taken on par with a nightly build, Robert posted few important things that are broken and has striked off those which are fixed in WordPress SVN(Subversion).

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iG:Syntax Hiliter Incompatibility!!

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iG:Syntax Hiliter is not fully compatible with the new WordPress 2.0. Though the existing installations might work alright, new installs of the plugin on WordPress 2.0 may cause some problems due to the revamped user system in WordPress. The earlier user levels have been disposed off and user roles have been introduced. So the plugin will not install when activated in the plugin management page on your WordPress 2.0 install as it currently checks for the minimum user level 8 to install the plugin and edit the configuration options!! 😕

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What is Open Source?

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Yes, what is open source? A lot of people will answer differently to that question and quite large is the number of people who mistake Open Source to be a synonym of FREE(as in beer, meaning free of cost). These kind of people are really annonying, especially when they make statements like they prefer FireFox over IE because the former is open source while the latter is not!! Apart from anything else, when you hear such comments from people using Windows, you’d feel like banging a big iron hammer on their head!! Apparently, its evident that they are mis-informed and consider open source to be synonym for free, but even then their comments wouldn’t make any sense since the last I knew, Microsoft weren’t charging anything for IE, it comes free with the Windows operating system along with other goodies!!

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