A couple weeks ago I read a few posts where the authors discussed what they had accomplished that day. I thought I would do something similar and talk about what is in my IDE each week. Using the term IDE very loosely (for those of you who are super literal).
If you are familiar with XAJAX you know it is an easy way to integrate PHP and AJAX, if you aren’t familiar with it you should go check it out. When I started writing my own framework, I chose to integrate it as a first class citizen. Recently I have been preparing to hang my framework out for others to play with and and realized that XAJAX just wasn’t fitting in anymore, a few of my concerns were:
- Not conceptually consistent with the rest of the framework.
- One of just two external dependencies (PHP), my goal being to eliminate all external PHP dependencies from the core of the framework.
- Not strict PHP 5, they still support PHP 4 with no plans to drop it.
I’ve been kicking around an idea for a forum for PHP Bloggers to hang out on, I wanted something super simple ( to keep me from playing with it too much), and was pointed towards vanilla. It has a very clean interface and getting my template to work in it was fairly simple. Simplicity seems to be the overall theme so maybe it will keep me focused on just using it instead of playing with it!
I’m in the middle of changing jobs so no time to really do anything extra (fun) for probably another week. I haven’t had time to read anything at all so no Weekly Readers.