A Challenge to IT Companies

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 24, 2009

Dear Reader, [Note: This blog post should in no way reflect poorly on my current employer. I love my job and am not talking about any one company in particular but about IT companies in general.] The Problem Something has been bugging me for a while now. I’ve been a member of more IT companies […]T…

Win free SQLYog!

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 18, 2009

Dear Reader, [UPDATE: This contest is now over. Thanks to my friends at SQLYog for the licenses and congratulations to the winners.] My buddies over at SQLYog asked me the other day what they could do to help spread the word about the Enterprise version fo SQLyg and how cool it is to the PHP […]The …

Perception and Telecommuting

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 17, 2009

Dear Reader, “You are responsible for how others perceive you.” – Jim Turner Jim Turner was an accountant for my parents right after I got married and was working for them. I’d like to say that Jim was one of the wise old ones but honestly, he was a working guy like you and me. […]The post Percepti…

Quickie Zend Framework Bootstrap Note

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 13, 2009

Dear Reader, I’ve been teaching a Zend Framework class this week and my students have been throwing all kinds of questions at me. Most recently, while we were discussing creating a Bootstrap class for an application a question came up about the _init* functions. The manual states that $bootstrap-&g…

PHP and Community

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 10, 2009

Dear Reader, Recently, I wrote a blog post for the Ibuildings blog titled “PHP Rated Top Scripting Language by Evans Data Corp“. In it, I discuss the various aspects of a report published about Dynamic Languages. Overall, PHP came out the top rated language, however, in community, PHP ranked second…

PHPWomen T-Shirts

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 8, 2009

Dear Reader, Ever wonder where you could get one of those cool PHPWomen T-Shirts? Well now you don’t have to travel to a conference just to get one. Now you can order your very own from their new PHPWomen T-Shirt Shop. They have a variety of styles and colors including one just for guys to […]The …

Things I learned about Zend Tool

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 4, 2009

Dear Reader, I’m prepping some training on Zend Framework and have been working with Zend Tool a lot. When MWOP first told me about Zend_Tool, I thought cool. and when it hit the incubator, I grabbed it. I followed the two hour install instructions…then did it again, because I missed a step. Finall…

PHP CodeSniffer Support for Netbeans

Written by Benjamin Eberlei / Original link on Jul. 29, 2009

PHP CodeSniffer Support for NetbeansI dived into the code of my new favorite IDENetbeans these last days and came up withan extensionmodule,which adds PHP CodeSniffer Support on a per file basis to make my lifemuch easier. It shows warnings and errors as annotations to the Editorand marks the affec…

Remote Developers

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 29, 2009

Are you looking for the best developers or the best you can find? If you aren’t willing to consider remote workers, you aren’t looking for the best.The post Remote Developers appeared first on Postcards From My Life.

SQLYog – A superficial review

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 27, 2009

Dear Reader, Seeing my recent superficial review of MySQL Workbench and knowing that I like SQLyog, my buddies over at webyog pinged me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing SQLyog also. Knowing me as they do (I’ve been a beta tester for several years) they did the one thing they knew wou…