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March 2008

ntop - network top

by mbertier & 2 others
The use of: * a web interface * limited configuration and administration via the web interface * reduced CPU and memory usage (they vary according to network size and traffic) make ntop easy to use and suitable for monitoring various kind of networks.

<raphael.on.php/>: Sniffing refactoring needs

by mbertier & 2 others
While still messing around with the PHP_CodeSniffer Pear package, I took a somehow jealous 1000 feet look at some prominent code inspection tools of the Java community: PMD and Checkstyle. Browsing their available rule sets/checks I soon recognized that guaranteeing the coding standard adherence is just a partial aspect of these tools. The following post will focus on one of these additional aspects, which is finding problems related to the code size of the inspected code artifacts, by showing how to port two selected rules to sniffs for utilization with the PHP_CodeSniffer tool. These ported sniffs can be used to automatically spot obvious code smells in the code base and to signal the need to apply the appropriate and odour reducing activity known as refactoring. Further more a complete set of code size sniffs, going beyond the trageted realm of the sniffs to come, could be used to speed up the feedback loop and to reduce the effort for manual code reviews.

Mark's IT Blog: How to Hire a Great MySQL DBA

by mbertier (via)
Hiring a MySQL DBA can be challenging, especially when the demand for MySQL DBAs is greater than there are qualified people to fill those positions. This article will go into some details on how to recruit, recognize, and interview a great MySQL DBA. (For the rest of this article, MySQL DBA and DBA are the same.)

February 2008

JavaScript Project Generator

by mbertier & 2 others (via)
A simple command-line tool to create the folders and helper files for a new JavaScript project/library. As a bonus, you can quickly create a website to promote your project.

Hypertable: An Open Source, High Performance, Scalable Database

by mbertier & 2 others (via)
Hypertable is an open source project based on published best practices and our own experience in solving large-scale data-intensive tasks. Our goal is to bring the benefits of new levels of both performance and scale to many data-driven businesses who are currently limited by previous-generation platforms. Our goal is nothing less than that Hypertable become the world’s most massively parallel high performance database platform.

Piston ~ Easy Vendor Branch Management

by mbertier & 1 other (via)
Piston is a utility that eases vendor branch management. This is similar to svn:externals, except you have a local copy of the files, which you can modify at will. As long as the changes are mergeable, you should have no problems.

TagSchema - MySQLForge Wiki

by mbertier & 2 others (via)
This page and related pages describe various issues surrounding the Web 2.0 tagging and folksonomy concepts, including discussions on schema architecture, common data access patterns, and replication/scale-out guidelines.

January 2008

Cerny.js - Introduction

by mbertier & 1 other (via)
Cerny.js is a JavaScript library aiming to ease development of JavaScript projects in large development teams.

November 2007

Submerged - Subversion Blog - Branching Strategy Questioned...

by mbertier & 2 others (via)
It is an exciting time for Subversion as its adoption continues at a dizzying pace in enterprises. I'm out there helping that adoption so I'm a bit late in posting the questions and answers I promised around the three basic branching strategies that I covered in the last two webinars in which I presented (Branching and Merging Strategies for Subversion 1.5 and Advanced Merge Tracking and Branching with Subversion 1.5). Hopefully these will be useful to many of you.

Home | Email Standards Project

by mbertier & 22 others (via)
The Email Standards Project works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.

Software As She’s Developed » Blog Archive » Did you hear the one about enterprise reuse?

by mbertier (via)
Ironically, it’s usually easier to reuse publicly-available libraries (e.g. open-source libs on sourceforge) and public web services than those in the same company. The following things make reuse more digestible in an enterprise setting:

Event Lobby (EVENT: 92421)

by mbertier (via)
Subversion™ is the fastest growing version control system for distributed development teams and its rapid adoption is a phenomenon in small and large organizations. Recently evaluated to be the Sole Leader among Standalone SCM Solutions by Forrester Research, it is taking the developer world by storm. During this webcast, you will learn about the exciting new features coming out in the next release, Subversion 1.5, including merge tracking. Learn how to implement branching strategies that best fit your organization, and utilize merge tracking functionality to integrate changes. Learn from real life examples of branching and merging, so that you can accelerate development within your enterprise using Subversion’s new features.

September 2007

Mike Naberezny - Better PHPUnit Group Annotations

by mbertier (via)
Running phpunit --group bug42 AllTests.php will run only the tests associated with bug #42, regardless of what files and groups those test methods span.

PHPIDS » Web Application Security 2.0 » Index

by mbertier & 1 other (via)
PHPIDS (PHP-Intrusion Detection System) is a simple to use, well structured, fast and state-of-the-art security layer for your PHP based web application. The IDS neither strips, sanitizes nor filters any malicious input, it simply recognizes when an attacker tries to break your site and reacts in exactly the way you want it to. Based on a set of approved and heavily tested filter rules any attack is given a numerical impact rating which makes it easy to decide what kind of action should follow the hacking attempt. This could range from simple logging to sending out an emergency mail to the development team, displaying a warning message for the attacker or even ending the user’s session.

August 2007

The Usability of Passwords -

by mbertier & 5 others (via)
Passwords can be made both highly secure and user-friendly.

PHPUnit as a Project Mess Detector - Sebastian Bergmann

by mbertier (via)
Well. As of version 3.2, PHPUnit will not only be able to calculate and collect a variety of software metrics. It will also be able to report violations of rules that are based on these metrics in PMD's XML format. This information can then be fed to any tool that integrates with PMD.


by mbertier
The talk covers many different aspects in API design and contains examples of good practice and common mistakes. Many of the principles and guidelines discussed aren’t new, but you rarely see so many of them summarized.

SimplePie: Super-fast, easy-to-use, RSS and Atom feed parsing in PHP.

by mbertier & 21 others
SimplePie is a very fast and easy-to-use class, written in PHP, that puts the ‘simple’ back into ‘really simple syndication’. Flexible enough to suit beginners and veterans alike, SimplePie is focused on speed, ease of use, compatibility and standards compliance.

July 2007

White Paper: Intelligent Updates to Configuration Files - Spike Developer Zone

by mbertier
In this paper, we provide a new two­fold solution – automated merging of changes that are done by a software provider after installation and manual merging of changes performed by the user thereafter. While some manual intervention is required in this approach, it is a more reliable solution. This approach also includes a tool to ease the manual file comparison and merge process.

MySQL AB :: How to write a successful patch

by mbertier (via)
Submitting patches to Open Source code doesn't come naturally to everyone.

June 2007

HTML Purifier - Filter your HTML the standards-compliant way!

by mbertier & 19 others
HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. HTML Purifier will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist, it will also make sure your documents are standards compliant, something only achievable with a comprehensive knowledge of W3C's specifications.

Mike Davidson: How To Keep Widgets From Slowing Down Sites: WEDJE

by mbertier (via)
WEDJE is similar to the innerHTML method above except it creates what is effectively a cross-platform, cross-browser defer, enabling your script to load and execute asynchronously across all environments.

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