Tagarchief: development

Preparing the ImpressCMS Developer Challenge 2011

Met de release van ImpressCMS 1.3 RC2 gepland voor deze of volgende week, gaat het werk ook verder voor de organisatie van onze eerste ImpressCMS Developer Challenge. Dit is een belangrijk project voor ons, langs één kant omdat het de eerste competitie is die we organiseren, en ook omdat het ons heel wat zichtbaarheid zou moeten geven in communities waar we niet aanwezig waren tot nu.

Op zo’n momenten is het altijd een goed idee om inspiratie te halen bij gelijkaardige wedstrijden. Het warm water terug uitvinden heeft geen zin. Tijdens mijn zoektocht naar programmeer wedstrijden ben ik er een tegengekomen die heel interessant was : de PHP on Azure wedstrijd. Dat was om twee redenen: het is een PHP programmeer wedstrijd, en ze werd georganiseerd in mijn regio (België).

Ik heb PHPBenelux gecontacteerd, en die waren zo vriendelijk om te laten weten dat ze ons zullen helpen om van de ImpressCMS Developer Challenge een groot succes te maken. Dank je wel!

WordPress plugins get stamp of approval

It simply had to happen, with more than 6000 plugins on the official Extend site: the WordPress main developers are considering a way to lead the users of the popular blogging platform to the best-in-class plugins.

The plugins would be developed by the community, but there will be a specific category indicating that they are considered best-in-class, and that the compatibility with a new release is guaranteed.

The risk with this type of presentation is that the users will limit themselves to those best-in-class plugins, and that many developers Lees verder WordPress plugins get stamp of approval

Building an art website in Xoops

It must have been one of those days…

It was one of those days I must have felt a bit overconfident. When you read why I think so, I’m sure you’ll all agree. Surfing on the forums of the GarageGames web site, I came across some posts by artists that wanted to share their work with the world. To do that, they were using free hosting sites, among them GeoCities, that impose restrictions on the daily amount of data your site sends over the network. I can understand the GeoCities decision, as they don’t want to host half of the world’s pirated software on free sites. Limiting the distribution of files in this way is a very efficient way for GeoCities, but it kind of limits the usefulness of the service for people wanting to distribute their assets.

I recently changed hosting company, and they provide me with next to unlimited storage space, and tens of gigabytes of data traffic each month. At the moment, my usage doesn’t even come up to 0,1 percent. One could state I still have some capacity left. So, I decided to contact some people and propose them to host their files, and to build a site around it. I figured it would take me a few hours and I would be done.

Oh boy, was I wrong…

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