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Babble

Tim Bray recently expressed doubts about PHP: So here’s my problem, based on my limited experience with PHP (deploying a couple of free apps to do this and that, and debugging a site for a non-technical friend here and there): all the PHP code I’ve seen in that experience has been messy, unmaintainable crap. Spaghetti […]

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Visual C++ helper function

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I popped over to bumr for a minute and came face to face with this Visual C++ code. Whoa! Work! And yes, as noted in the comments,  _bstr_t and _variant_t are darn handy. Almost make VC++ palatable at times. The problem with Microsoft’s Visual products isn’t that they aren’t powerful. […]

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Scripting vs Compiled languages

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Oh this from DotNetCentric was excellent. There is no war between scripting and compiled languages — both are here to stay. What we need to do is look at how we can get the two to interoperate. Is WSDL the way? Maybe. And maybe we need to look at other approaches, […]

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Google Programming Contest

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I’ve had a chance to look at the source and the data files for the Google Programming contest. In the last several years, I’ve spent so much of my time tweaking sites for business use — better use of the database, better security, better architectural design, better use of Internet technologies, […]

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Mixing Violence and Tech

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. This is fun: O’Reilly’s PHP DevCenter picked up my quote from Scripting News  for the PHP Digest: “I will continue to beat you about the head on this issue until you ultimately bow to my superior knowledge on this subject.” I must remember to mix threats of physical violence and technology more often.