Thursday, May 8. 2008
Traffic alerts via Twitter mashup ... Posted by Jeremy Coates in Programming at 00:15
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Tuesday, April 22. 2008
We're hiring Posted by Jeremy Coates in General at 22:35
Friday, February 29. 2008
Conference experience Posted by Jeremy Coates in PHP at 14:27
The morning sessions in the main track seemed a little basic over all, however you have to pitch at a wide audience level so that's to be expected. Fortunately, Marcus Bointon after lunch (which was really quite nice for a conference) talked about mail() and all the things that go with that, handling bounces, VERP and a few other niceties. It was unfortunate that he ran out of time towards the end as it turned out to be informative and quite in depth without getting to the point of boredom - I've found his slides on-line which should help finish the learning.
Wednesday, February 27. 2008
phplondon08: Conference approaches Posted by Jeremy Coates in PHP at 23:20
My only problem now is deciding which track to follow on the day - choice is sometimes not a good thing! Perhaps the sessions will be videoed and I can see all of it.
While I'm in PHP geek mode (I am every day but that's what I get paid for), I've just discovered the PHP Podcasts web site - I've got that linked in the feed reader and am already starting to enjoy the aggregated content.
Wednesday, February 20. 2008
The man from Yahoo! also kindly brought some promotional merchandise along to the event - we all were then invited to put our names in a hat and a draw was then held. To my surprise my name was called out third and better than the t-shirts and beach balls that were won by some, I'd won one of the two copies of Christian's own book: Web Development Solutions - Ajax, APIs, Libraries, and Hosted Services Made Easy (published by Friends of Ed from Apress). I shall look forward to getting into that once I've finished my current read: Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 also from the same stable.
Friday, January 25. 2008
New Staff - again! Posted by Jeremy Coates in General at 20:34
Emma Parker joined us, initially on a part-time basis, as an Account Manager - this should over time help us to keep in touch with our clients more, so if that's you, expect to be hearing from Emma in due course.Phil already knows quite a bit of PHP, xHTML and CSS and is starting to get his head round the approaches we use on top of those technologies such as OOP, Zend Framework and YUI. Additionally, at the beginning of this month,
Alongside our own clients we continue to service other firms in the New Media sector, especially where they don't have the high-level technical skills in-house to deliver application level projects. This has recently resulted in a situation where we've signed an out-sourcing deal with a local marketing and design house. We now undertake their high-end projects on behalf of their clients - they get to provide best-of-breed approaches to them and the code developed is sound internally rather than creating a bunch of maintenance headaches as previously. For us it means we drive the direction of the code used and know things are backed up properly and we can keep the version control of the sites developed under a tighter reign. I've got a meeting next month that may result in a similar approach by an SEO / Accessability company from the South - so you never know, might be announcing more growth soon
Saturday, August 25. 2007
IP 1000A ethernet driver Fedora 7 Posted by Jeremy Coates in Fedora at 23:03
Monday, July 30. 2007
Access all Areas! The life of a ... Posted by Priscilla Coates in General at 15:07
www.37signals.comThey suggest creating mock ups which are then developed, amended and fixed from there and that we should dispense with useless functional specs.
I like this concept and am excited by what they propose. It is certainly upside down from how I have previously worked, but I like it!
What are your thoughts in living with that tension in regards to holding the end users nerves whilst they see development going on with less structure, no functional spec and only near the end is the spit & polish added?
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