January 2013 Blog Archive

MariaDB database server has some better features included by default compared with MySQL Thu, Jan 31, 2013 After looking into MariaDB more tonight, I found that some of its included features are indeed very nice. I read that Craigslist uses Sphinx search server for keyword searches and that you can integrate Sphinx with MySQL.   This makes it e... Read More

MySQL alternative MariaDB may become the leading database in free open source Wed, Jan 30, 2013 Apparently, Oracle removed the automated testing code and revision history from the open source MySQL project. http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/18/oracle-makes-more-moves-to-kill-open-source-mysql/ People who were trying to build add-ons for MySQL and... Read More

Inspiring web developers to have a sense of ownership and pride in their work is important Wed, Jan 30, 2013 For a few years now, I have been shifting the strategy of my web design business to focus on automation and reducing the complexity of development so that we can stay competitive at a time when prices are lower and competition is more fierce.   ... Read More

Google's Feedburner Subscribe Via Email Service Now Integrated With Our CMS Tue, Jan 29, 2013 Instead of announcing every update I make manually by email, I decided to start blogging more a while back.  But I still had to manually send links to the blog article to get people to check it out. When RSS feeds came out years ago, it didn't... Read More

Open source development has become important for both small and large corporations Tue, Jan 29, 2013 The free software foundation helps protect the rights of free software and they wrote many of the licenses in use and make those available to developers releasing free software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Foundation This chart shows ... Read More

Take inventory of licenses for third party code prior to distributing your application Mon, Jan 28, 2013 Most developers don't need to worry about legal use of third party software when all code stays behind the corporate firewall and is never sold or shared with others.  However, I want to give our code away as free open source projects.   Ov... Read More

Eliminate spaghetti code by implementing an event system Wed, Jan 23, 2013 "Spaghetti code" is not just talking about object oriented programming vs procedural, it is also saying something bad about how those elements are connected.   A lot of times, when editing bad code, it's like trying to take one of the Chris... Read More

Choosing a name for your open source project? Tue, Jan 22, 2013 This is a journal of my personal experience in choosing a name for our soon to be released open source web application project. How hard was it to choose a good name? Very I put a full day of labor (perhaps 2) into coming up with a brand name for m... Read More