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    Woohoo! PHP5.1.1 released! [you can get excited now]

    Published November 29th, 2005

    As I predicted last week, the much-anticipated (by me, anyway) release of PHP5.1 has been quickly followed by version 5.1.1. The new release is due in large part to problems with a new Date() class , and as a result there was a great deal of finger-pointing and name-calling on the PHP internals mailing list […]

    Woohoo! PHP5.1 released! [Updated: but don't get too excited]

    Published November 25th, 2005

    …which I hope means that my host will finally upgrade and I won’t have to keep writing for PHP4 for non-work applications. *taps foot impatiently* In the meantime, well done to the PHP team for getting this one out! //Update: I spoke too soon. A quick glance at the PHP Internals mailing list reveals that, […]

    Early insights into PHP6

    Published November 23rd, 2005

    Spotted this post on Christian Stocker’s blog, which led me to this fascinating document — minutes of a meeting between various PHP heavyweights to discuss some of the proposed changes that might make it into PHP6. Of course it’s all a long way off but it gives an interesting insight into the thought processes of […]

    Visual database design tools — for free

    Published November 17th, 2005

    If you’re designing database schemas then a visual design tool is simply indispensable. Until I began using one, my desk was permanently swamped with scraps of paper covered with scrawled diagrams, squiggly lines and crossings-out. The clever people at MySQL are currently beavering away on something called MySQL Workbench, of which an early (alpha) version […]

    New look…

    Published November 16th, 2005

    So I finally got around to switching from the default WordPress theme! In the end I chose Marcos Sader’s equiX (page in Spanish), which I found here. I’ve made some minor changes and may still make more, but I think it looks pretty good as it stands.

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