Does Templating Make Sense?

There are quite a few PHP'ers that I've talked to who openly disdain templating tools like Smarty, Flexy, and whatever others are out there. They point at the simple and undeniable point: PHP is already a templating system. True. You've gotten me there. I guess there's nothing else to discuss, thanks for coming. But wait, […]

BarCampDC – August 10 2007

UPDATE:  Actually, it looks like the bulk of the events/fun should be on Saturday the 11th.  Update your calendars. I missed it last time around, but it's about that time again… This year BarCampDC is being hosted by the PR firm Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. on August 10 and 11 2007. Yes, there is going to be […]

PHP 4 End of Life

For any PHP'ers who might have been asleep for the past week, it is official… The PHP4 End of Life has been announced: Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released. In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4. PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready […]

Psychological Testing over Degrees?

I generally don't get into policy and practice topics such as education, but considering I recently wrote on recruiting, this really struck a chord. "Bosses rely on psychological tests over degrees to find the best staff". Some of the key quotes: Academic degrees are no longer seen as a reliable indication of students' numerical and […]

Project Importer v1.5

After the last release of the Importer, I thought things would be relatively calm and quiet with this module. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Dead wrong. It turns out that more people are using it than ever and the few discovered errors are subtle, complicated, and generally require a sample file and particular phase of the […]