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FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  dogs confession open furniture source php couchdb database 1,474 Visits
What is CouchDB and why did it get my attention? an article on developerWorks of course: CouchDB2 basics for PHP developers:A look at CouchDB from a PHP developer's point of view" by Thomas Myer, Principal, Triple Dog Dare Media and then this happened....
Somehow it all got me thinking about furniture and that without furniture would we really be able to have a CouchDB2 ...or have PHP developers? Think about it, without furniture, where would we "sit"? And then "sit" ...it is one of the first commands taught to dogs to ensure there is control in the environment. Hence, ..is furniture (sitting) a way to control a developer? If we had no furniture, would technology have ever evolved?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  php zend smarter green planet ajax open software confession technology it db2 7 Comments 3,997 Visits
Well, I want one that is smart...but what does that really mean? How can the "Earth" be smart or smarter? The planet is full of people...and lots of them... and lots of them are smart or want to be smart. People ...it just takes people....we are the change agents.... as we are the ones that can spur innovation. ...and that is you and me.
We, the people, are the ones that can make a difference. But how? I know I can use (or not use) devices and tools that change the impact I have on the planet. But is that what smarter really is? Yes ...and no. I have the chance to do more.
Technology is key. First though, I need some skills...and that is where developerWorks just SHINES. I have found so many valuable resources on developerWorks - from forums, to free code trials, to tutorials and training, to great technical articles, to My developerWorks blogs and bookmarks. From Ajax to Zend Core, developerWorks is the a great source for technical skill-building resource.
When I take it to the simplest level, Smarter Planet is about making this world a better place to live. So my learning new skills, applying them for the greater good and sharing what I know is one element of Smarter Planet.......and who doesn't want to make this world a better place?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  application lamp solarnetone perl ajax sql linux php performance aix green gnu confession 1,783 Visits
Today I was pondering how long I wait....wait for screens to load...wait for applications to churn....wait for test cases to conclude...wait for response in e-mail....wait for updates on my social networks....wait for food to be prepared...wait in lines ..... wait at stop lights..... wait for meetings to start....wait for meetings to end.... etc etc etc.
But what about technology? How long am I willing to wait? 8- 10-20 or 30 seconds? I've read about the power of Ajax , lean green and Linux, AIX performance and LAMP. Still as I wait for the browser to refresh does it help that I understand the technology? Could it be my network, my browser, my processor, memory, the application, phase of the moon or the coder that I have to "blame" for my wait?
Blame? Should I not be looking at waiting as a blessing not a curse? After reading about SolarNetOne, I am going to look at ever refresh of the screen as a "moment of zen". Those few seconds (even if it seems like minutes) are to be treasured and not counted. ....I will do my best to remember that...what about you?
CakePHP is a stable production-ready, rapid-development aid for building Web sites in PHP. This "Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP" series shows you how to build an online product catalog using CakePHP. Part 1 focuses on getting CakePHP up and running, and the basics of how to put together a simple application allowing users to register for an account and log in to the application.
How could that not get your attention especially when you are hungry.