• 30 一月 2009

A brief summary on Starting an eZ Publish project or before starting

For the past about six months, I am working on the eZ Publish CMS of the eZ System. I feel it has some unusual characteristic compare to other CMS: joomla, drupal, XOOPS to name a few. From the projects I built and am building, I have outlined some points which a Project Manager may need to get clear before push the work to developers (If only this would be true, my life would be so much easier 🙂 ). For the past about six months, I am working on the eZ Publish CMS of the eZ System. I feel it has some unusual characteristic compare to other CMS: joomla, drupal, XOOPS to name a few. From the projects I built and asm building, I have outlined some points which a Project Manager may need to get clear before push the work to developers (If only this would be true, my life would be so much easier 🙂 ). (more…)

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Anglea Smitlen
Anglea Smitlen

Great post man... Love your writing! Can't wait to see more. Is there a subscribe feature here?
Ferinannnd
Ferinannnd

Занятно пишете, жизненно. Все-таки, для того, чтобы делать по-настоящему интересный блог, нужно не только сообщать о чем-то, но и делать…
双色球
双色球

good!!
David Adam
David Adam

Geez!, Ferinannnd, what did you write? Hehe
mariano
mariano

Nice one... did not know that....anyone has link to other similiar stuff ? thx Mariano

  • 27 七月 2008

Review, php|architect’s Guide to Programming with Zend Framework

The zend.com are initiating a beta certification program on Zend Framework. I received an email informed me that I could get a 50% discount on the exam fee and a free study guide if I schedule and attention the exam before the end of this month. I do have some working experience on the Zend Framework before ( I have built a small project use it recently ), but I feel my knowledge on Zend Framework is still not adequate for passing the exam. So, I have ordered the PHP Architect’s book: Guide to Programming with Zend Framework. (more…)

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Import from China
Import from China

Nice post, you got some good points there - thank you.
One Architect Review
One Architect Review

Great post
David Adam
David Adam

Thanks for the comments. I am still don't have an idea on how much experience you must have to pass…
Julia
Julia

Fun. Add to your bookmarks. And how long it took to write articles?

  • 31 五月 2008

Use Writer, the online Darkroom version!

As a blogger, you probably already knew Darkroom, a minimalist full-screen text editor( inspired by the WriteRoom a similar processor offer on Mac OS). What’s good about Darkroom is that it forces your focus your writing content and nothing else. It has no window caption bar, status bar, menu bar, tool bar or window borders. Sitting on your screen nakely with its full dark background and green text, you will feel as if you are the famous hacker in “Matrix”. 🙂

While Darkroom can help your write better content, it is a desktop tool. And moreover, it is only available on Windows. For those like me use a *nix box, there is a Java-Version of Darkroom, JDarkRoom, which is still in beta. I tried install it on my OpenSUSE laptop, but it seems has some problems to start up.

So, here comes the Writer! A online clone of the Darkroom. (more…)

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Chicago web designers
Chicago web designers

Hi, Creating content for the web isn’t easy, especially when there are so many tempting distractions. Hence…

  • 23 五月 2008

Learn to Design Web Themes and Templates with New Wiki

ThemesWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides for designing Web Themes and Templates. This site intends to ease the web design process by providing tutorials for a large number of systems at a common location.

It is often difficult to find a resource that is focused on providing quality, relevant and free information for designing themes and templates; specifically one that covers a wide range of applications. This is where ThemesWiki.org intends to step in. Launched initially with tutorials covering over 20 Content Management Systems, ThemesWiki.org is expected to grow into an exhaustive resource for the theming community, with users generating most of the content. (more…)

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David Adam
David Adam

I have checked out the john chow theme and the blog. It is pretty good! I have encounter a…
Rhys Phillips
Rhys Phillips

i admire John Chow because of his innovative ways to gain traffic both from whitehat and greyhat methods.*-:
Tristan Coleman
Tristan Coleman

anyone who makes money on the internet would love to know the secret of John Chow's success..,:
Wall Heater :
Wall Heater :

john chow is still the king of blogging and he is still my idol~-"
Interactive Whiteboards
Interactive Whiteboards

John Chow is definitely my idol, i think that guy is extra-ordinary. he is really talented *",

  • 17 五月 2008

中国谷哥发布: 四川震区急需 260 万顶帐篷

First, here is the information on New York Time on how to help:
China Disaster Relief: How to Contribute
今天突然收到中国谷哥 Google China Adsense 发来的信息,以恳请广大 Adsense的发布商帮助发布四川震区求助信息。中国四川震区急需 260 万顶帐篷。这是信息原文:

今天早些时候,谷歌接到来自四川震区政府和摄制组的求助信息,由于一直下雨,绵阳北川地区的大量灾民情况非常堪忧,现在急需可以让灾民避雨的60万顶帐篷!根据下午四川政府最新发布的信息,全省急需帐篷总共260万顶!
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best business web site hosting
best business web site hosting

Great post ! I want to know when you update your blog, where can i subscribe to your blog? :)…

  • 11 五月 2008

WordPress problem: Url encoding on Tag’s slug.

When you define or assign tags in WordPress, here is what WordPress does:

1. Every tag must have a name.

2. Every tag must have a slug, the url of the tag.

3. By default, WordPress will automatically generate the tag slug based on the name of the tag you entered.

4. However, if either the value of the tag name or the tag slug is new, then WordPress will consider it is a new tag in the system.

So, a problem will arise, when your blog has non-western language characters or terms been used as tags. (more…)

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David Adam
David Adam

The theme? As the footer text says, "TypoXP Reloaded". :)
language learning software
language learning software

I strongly recommend that you turn the No Follow off in your comment section. I'll watch Google Webmaster Tools, and…
ann ledesma
ann ledesma

Uq8qKF great tips. I enjoyed reading this,
Shaun
Shaun

I was searching Google for a solution to convert a Chinese title to a pinyin slug and found this entry.…
Tatesyday
Tatesyday

Cool issue, did not thought it was going to be so interesting when I klicked at the link!!

  • 2 五月 2008

Curl better than simplexml_load_file when web screen scrapping

As in my previous post, I briefly introduced how you can use SimpleXML object to load various web services’ API query urls, if you so choose to mashup a website with data provided by the various websites, such as YouTube and Amazon. Of course, the pay off comes when you use some affiliate code in your query, such as the famouse Amazon’s ECS and you did a pretty well job on your page layout & design, and seo to attract many visitors to you sites. (more…)

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lakshan
lakshan

thank you very much for this article..

  • 19 四月 2008

How to use SimpleXML parsing XML data with namespace and CDATA

There are many social network websites (e.g. YouTube) and big brand websites(e.g. Amazon, Yahoo) use REST or SOAP or even RSS web services to provide the enormous data for developers. Using these data, we can build a website virtually with no own database at all, all the information are come from these big sites. The nice thing is that, virtually all of the data returned for your web service client request are a XML data stream. So, we can use the nice PHP5 built in SimpleXML object to parsing the XML data stream, and format the representation of the data according our own website needs. However, the XML data format vary from site to site, some of the XML data returned from the sever, includes namespace and CDATA; if this is the case, you need find a way to access a sub item in the XML data use the same ” -> ” syntax. (more…)

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clonks
clonks

Thanks! GREAT!
jcvangent
jcvangent

To speed things up (since I only want the description),if I do an: $entry->children('http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/')->group->description; It…
jcvangent
jcvangent

even when doing it like the example above it gives me an empty string: $media =…
David Adam
David Adam

Are you sure the live feed you got is in correct format. Here is the code I run on the…
jcvangent
jcvangent

What is the url you are using for getting the xml feed, currently I'm using 'http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/videos/-/dance' for example as a…

  • 8 十二月 2007

Google Reader 毁了家庭圣诞夜大餐

你用Google Reader——一个Google的网络服务的网络(不是桌面客户端)合成器——吗?我用。我甚至将它摄制成了我的FireFox浏览器的主页。然而,我并不知道Google Reader将我共享的信息播放到我Google谈话联系表单中的每个人手中,知道我今天在WebProNews上看到这篇文章!

该文章说,Google“促成”了其自身的Facebook-Beaconesue灾难(最近,facebook.com有相似的用户隐私问题——它在公共领域共享用户的购买信息)。实际上有一个Google Reader 用户在Google群上发出抱怨,因为由于该特性,它实际上毁了他家庭的圣诞夜晚宴:
“这听上去可能像是超级夸大,但是,该新特性实际上毁了我家的圣诞节!我在几天前放送了一些共同商讨的讯息,我想它们只会送到我的一些具有类似政治性心智的朋友那里。我并没有意识到,因为我和他在GChat上聊了天,这些聊天信息也会送到我的兄弟那里,而我的兄弟是一个不同的政治劝说类型。当他收到这些信息后,他向我的其他家庭成员发送了有关这些信息的一个不友好、气氛的电子邮件。他叫了我一个脏名,并且告诉我如果我不能容忍一些对抗,也许我们根本就不必再谈了,包括在圣诞晚餐上。我整个家庭在这个分裂性的政治问题上分了边,他们其中几个根本就不吭声。”
我发这个文章消息(顺便提一下,我特别喜欢上面那有趣的用户抱怨),不仅是要表达我对如今互联网环境的关注,用户隐私已越来越不能安全地保护在一个只有你自己可以访问的黑盒子里了;而且也表达我对美国人所享有的言论自由的尊幕(当然,它是受美国宪法第一修正案保障的)。整个家庭在政治问题上分了边?喔!或许,只有当我们中国人有了这样的家庭,在那个时候,我将觉得真是很高兴。
它提醒我,“言论自由乃其他所有自由之母。”

  • 8 十一月 2007

维基百科筹款了:什么时候它才能在中国大陆正常的访问呢?

对于很多互联网用户来说,Wikipedia.org是一个非常有价值的资源。不幸的是,对于每个普通的中国公民来说,他或她想要访问维基百科网站却很困难。我通常使用 Vidalia(一个 tor 加 privoxy 代理的程序,带有非常容易使用的用户图形界面GUI) 访问维基百科, 但是,这真的是一个非常恼人的烦恼,因为毕竟,代理服务器的网速是很难让人接受的!中国权威机构有意的屏蔽掉维基百科已经有一个很长的历史了;在我的记忆里,在过去3到4年中,只有2到3次的特殊的时段,对于维基百科的限制才被取消了。 (more…)