Twitter to Bite the PHP Bullet?

One of the big things you'll hear about Ruby on Rails is that it's hard to scale. In my opinion, that's not really an issue that one should be addressing on the framework level. Scaling, in my opinion, should be something reserved for backend … [Read more...]

Do We Not Understand What Bias Means?

Somehow I don't think most people understood what my bias comparison of CakePHP vs Ruby on rails meant. The last few visitors to comments seem to have been Rails fans. One of them seems to think that I shouldn't touch Ruby on Rails with a ten foot … [Read more...]

WordPress 2.5 – The Vista of Blog Platforms

So it's been about a weeks since it was out, so I figure, why not? After all I have the Wordpress Automatic Upgrade plugin, so this should be a breeze. Now this plugin makes upgrading Wordpress ridiculously simple. It handles file backups, database … [Read more...]

CakePHP Auth Component – Will You Remember Me Tomorrow?

This is the third installment of my Auth Component Tutorial. This tutorial builds on the first installment, so make sure you grab the download file: You'll find it on almost every popular web site's login page; a nice lil' checkbox that says … [Read more...]

Yay! WordPress 2.5. Almost Perfect

Now I don't have to tell you guys about all the goodies that Wordpress 2.5 brings, but I'll name a few anyways: New fresh Admin theme Nice Dashboard You can modify the link for "Incoming Links". Technorati anyone? Finally included Tag … [Read more...]

InsaneGB Review – Free Web Server 5GB Disk Space, 20GB Bandwidth

I can't remember where exactly I heard about this web host, but InsaneGB.com sounded like a great deal. You can read their website for more details, but in a nutshell they got PHP 5, MySQL 4, and everything (Databases, Add-on domains, etc) is … [Read more...]

Browsers Have Multiple Personalities, Your Designs Should Too

One thing that has plagued me as a designer for many years is the ability to test my designs in multiple web browsers. Back in the day, computers came with Internet Explorer 5.5 and that's it. Installing a later version would always overwrite the … [Read more...]

Comparing Lightbox Scripts

Now if you're into Web 2.0 and haven't heard of the Lightbox script, then you must be living under a rock. If this is your first time crawling out from under that rock, you can get a quick sample of the Lightbox effect here. Just click on the first … [Read more...]