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I wanna talk about me…verse 2

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 25, 2007

Dear Reader, Several people have brought to my attention that Adobe is using my likeness in an ad. Yes, I wrote an article a while back that was published on both DevZone and in php|architect. (THE PHP magazine…if you are not a subscriber, you need to go now and subscribe, this content will be here …


PHP and Security

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 23, 2007

Dear Reader, I received an email today from a gentleman who is preparing to give a talk and needed to understand what is being done to make PHP more secure. He told me in his email that he understands that most of the problems these days were not problems with the language. He wanted to […]The post …


Attracting Talent

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 22, 2007

Dear Reader, (UPDATE: I podcasted this blog at DevZone) Yesterday on FaceBook, someone asked this question. What does it take to get a talented person to join a startup. Here was my response to them, expanded a bit since I’ve got more room here. I don’t pretend to speak for all professions here, ju…


Speak English, not Marketeese

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 20, 2007

Dear Reader, Of late I’ve noticed a disturbing trend, people talking about “Web 3.0”. I’ve received IMs, Facebook questions, and most recently, this blog on what Web 3.0 really is. Enough! Someone ask me the other day why the term Web 2.0 took off where “Semantic Web” faltered. The answer is easy. …


I’m in Print Again!

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Aug. 14, 2007

Dear Reader, w00t! I’m back in print. It’s been a long drought (10 years since my last FoxPro Advisor article?) but I’m BACK BABY! Everybody reading this blog (both of you) rush right out and buy a copy of php|architect. Then, after an appropriate amount of time, write them and tell them how wonder…


Just Say No to SEO

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 29, 2007

Dear Reader, I’m in a discussion over at johnon.com about SEO. The owner of that blog, John, took issue with my review of this book. Even after asking him and receiving his response, I was still not sure why he insisted on talking about the Zend Framework in a post that was obviously about my […]Th…


Another new project

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 20, 2007

Dear Reader, Thank you so much for sticking with me through my posting droughts. I wish I had better news on the blog front but alas, things are going to get worse before they get better. I have signed on to write a PHP book. (My first) So it’s nose to the grind stone. My […]The post Another new pr…


Queuebuddy.com – Part II

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 16, 2007

Dear Reader, Ok, I started out last week with a simple concept in mind. I needed a simple, file-based, queue system for QueueBuddy.com. Now, before you say anything, yes, I know that Zend Platform has a wonderful job queue. I also know that Amazon has a Queue as well. In both cases, I think my […]T…


New Project – Queuebuddy

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jul. 1, 2007

Dear Reader, I’ve been working on a project for a while now and it’s finally ready for testing. Queuebuddy.com started life as a way to help me keep track of movies I want to see but don’t feel like paying to see in the theater. (If you are really curious, email me, I’ll give you […]The post New Pr…


My first Mashup – Revisited

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jun. 24, 2007

Dear reader, A while back, I built a cute little toy that let you track UPS packages on a Google map. My original title for this was “Where the hell is my stuff?” but since I wanted it to be more family friendly, I titled it “My First Mashup“. Since then, I’ve presented this talk […]The post My fir…