Move from Eclipse to Netbeans and never look back

July 22nd, 2011

Jasper and I were so seriously annoyed by the spinning beach ball in Eclipse PDT that it was decided to try a switch in editors. I used my free Zend Studio licence to check it out, and he tried Netbeans 7.0. I'm not here to write about the comparison, for me Zend Studio was -not surprisingly, as it's based on Eclipse- even more beach ball prone and quickly tossed aside. (read on for some of my favorite improvements).

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PHP Certification (continued)

May 25th, 2011

Well it's official. PHP Certification is feels a lot like getting a tattoo; you never leave it at just one! We (Jasper and I) passed the Zend Framework exam a few months ago, and yesterday is was PHP5.3 time... our rainbow of goodness is now complete

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Wrapping your models snugly in ACL interfaces

May 21st, 2011

More and more we're encountering Zend Framework projects where people have written up their own model implementations. Which isn't a surprise of course, as the framework does not include ORM, and the models folder is still empty after running the "zf create project" command...

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PHP vunerability in floating point numbers

January 6th, 2011

This morning, we received a notification from Zend, regarding a PHP vunerability.

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Magento 1.4 customer bug

February 21st, 2010

I recently blogged that Magento was not all that great; and that once the honeymoon is over and the beergoggles are put down, the world will see it more like it is than what we want it to be.

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