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2019-09-14 08.37.56

kjdev/php-ext-brotli (GitHub) Brotli Extension for PHP. Contribute to kjdev/php-ext-brotli development by creating an account on GitHub. Added Brotli Extension for PHP to, hopefully, improve caching on my website.…

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Programming Languages

Programming, Code, Coding, Programmer, Javascript

During an email exchange with a friend about the dead programming languages, I did a Google search for "hundreds of frameworks and languages" and got an unexpected result; a link to this list of computer programing language. I like Bradley's breakdown of the list into categories. Looking at that list, I felt a bit of nostalgia. I learned and wrote code in the following programming computer languages over my lifetime. Commodore BASIC (high school) Pascal Motorola 68xx assembly language (symbolic…

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WordPress Theme Creation

Every time I tell myself "I will write my WordPress theme", I start learning about what is required and ... I quit. I feel overwhelmed and demotivated by the amount of effort. I already know PHP (but my skills are rusty), and with some time and effort, I think I could learn the WordPress Codex. But ... CSS. Argh! That would take a lot of time for me to learn. And I want this theme support microformats2. Another learning curve.…

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Hack Isn’t PHP

Programming, Code, Coding, Programmer, Javascript

[exif id="31380"] Yesterday, Facebook announced Hack, a new language that also runs on HHVM. It’s like a “PHP++” — it adds optional static typing, generics, and a bunch of other enhancements and conveniences to PHP. Unlike HHVM, adopting Hack is a huge risk. HHVM was great because you could switch to it and switch away from it freely, with almost no effort (especially to switch away). You were still writing PHP. But once you convert a file to Hack and…

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Open Source Softare has to be better

The thing about open source by Bijan Sabet (bijansabet.com) I think we need to aim even higher with open source movement. It’s not just about an open source version of Photoshop or Windows or MS Office. It has to be bigger and more ambitious than free and open. It has to be better. I’m a proponent and critic of man Open Source Projects. Some projects like PHP, Perl, Apache, Linux, MySQL, are very successful and provide very capable solutions to…

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