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New PHP autocomplete cix files checked in.

By , January 11, 2008

I just checked in new php cix files [1] based on a complete re-write of the scripts we use to generate them. The new solution is much hackier currently than the old one in a number of ways:

Old:

  • scan php sources
  • bake in some edge cases
  • generate XML

New:

Improving Ajax Performance by Being Selective

By , January 6, 2008

I spent a few days over the holidays messing around with Rails 2.0 and the Google Maps API. Sure, these technologies aren't the newest. GMaps will be out of the terrible twos this February (2008, in case you're reading this...

I spent a few days over the holidays messing around with Rails 2.0 and
the Google Maps API.  Sure, these technologies aren't the newest.  GMaps
will be out of the terrible twos this February (2008, in case you're reading
this in an archive), and while Rails 2.0 shipped in December 2007, most of

Vancouver Open Web Conference, Last Call for Papers

By Shane Caraveo, January 6, 2008

The PHP user group is running it's 3rd conference this year in April, but has expanded it beyond just PHP. The call for papers is closing on the 15th of January! This is going to be an excellent conference, in...

The PHP user group is running it's 3rd conference this year in April, but has expanded it beyond just PHP.  The call for papers is closing on the 15th of January!  This is going to be an excellent conference, in an excellent city, with excellent skiing nearby! 

XML+CSS+Komodo==Cool Document Preview

By Shane Caraveo, January 6, 2008

A number of times recently I've had the idea of preview-ability for different XML formats come up. Komodo has a simple browser preview built into it, and can show the preview in a split pane.

Smart stuff for Educational Institutions & Partners

By , January 4, 2008

There are long-awaited new resources available on the ActiveState website—just in time for back to school. Education Educational institutions will find all the details about getting ActiveState dev tools for themselves or their schools, and students can learn how to...

There are long-awaited new resources available on the ActiveState website—just in time for back to school.

Mozpad and Community

By Shane Caraveo, December 31, 2007

For those who don't follow the Mozilla community closely, MozPad is a group of XUL application developers brought together to discuss issues around the XUL platform. It was started last year, had some early momentum but has been relatively quite...

For those who don't follow the Mozilla community closely, MozPad is a group of XUL application developers brought together to discuss issues around the XUL platform.  It was started last year, had some early momentum but has been relatively quite the past three months.

Open Web Conference: Talk submission date extended to january 15th

By , December 31, 2007

After a slow last week of talk submissions and some griping from people that Christmas is too busy to think about talks, we've decided to extend your talk submission deadline for another 2 weeks or so to January 15th:

http://www.openwebvancouver.ca/node/add/talk

JIT PHP debugging in Komodo

By , December 31, 2007

If you do a lot of PHP remote debugging in Komodo, a neat trick you should try out is enabling the JIT remote mode in Xdebug. You don't need to do this in your php.ini, just pase this one liner into your index.php:

Open Web 2008 Call for Speakers Extended!

By , December 31, 2007

Resolve to share your expertise and insights at the Open Web 2008 conference, presented by the Vancouver PHP User Group Monday, April 14 and Tuesday April 15th at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC). The deadline has been extended...

Resolve to share your expertise and insights at the Open Web 2008
conference, presented by the Vancouver PHP User Group Monday, April 14

Last Day to Go Pro and Save!

By , December 31, 2007

The ActivePerl and ActiveTcl Pro Studio packages are only on sale until the end of day today: new subscriptions, upgrades from Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit (PDK), or Tcl Dev Kit (TDK), and even renewals are $50 off! Hurry, offer...

The ActivePerl and ActiveTcl Pro Studio packages are only on sale until the end of day today: new subscriptions, upgrades from Komodo IDE, Perl Dev Kit (PDK), or Tcl Dev Kit (TDK), and even renewals are $50 off! Hurry, offer ends at year end.