What PHP editor or IDE do you use? en

By drm on Sunday 15 November 2009 19:20 - Comments (60)
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Eclipse PDT is bloating. I have a Intel 2.4 GHz quad core processor, 4G's of RAM running a 64bit Debian and the latest Eclipse PDT still isn't as responsive as I'd expect from state of the art software on more or less state of the art hardware. Netbeans unfortunately has the same issues.

So I was wondering, what are the alternatives? I've become quite a fan of the "UNIX principle", meaning basically that a piece of software should do one thing, and do that one thing very well, with openness to other pieces of software. What, in your honest opinion, is something that fits that goal as a PHP editor? Everything goes, but please try to elaborate :)

Don't fear the MySQL geekness! en

By drm on Monday 2 November 2009 21:43 - Comments (7)
Categories: Development, Tips, tips, tips ..., Views: 14.488

I have quite often seen people wrestle with easy problems. The trouble is, they don't really know the ins and outs of systems they work with. Very few times this was unresolvable by a bit more knowledge of how the software is used at a very basic, low level.

The most basic example of this is MySQL. Lots of people don't really learn SQL, they just get some GUI tool that does the "thinking" (mind the air-quotes) and generate all ALTER and CREATE queries for them in case of a structural change in the database. For productivity, this is fine, sure. However, if the availability of these tools is for some reason jeopardized, becoming somewhat helpless is inevitable.

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