Today I finally managed to update some of the features on PHP.ug I’ve had in mind for a long time already.
Now it’s possible to promote a new usergroup and to edit your own usergroup. To minimize spam and to know which of those some-hundred usergroups is your one you have to log in. Currently login is possible with your Twitter-Account (more might come) and then you are able to edit all the groups your twitter-account is associated with. That way php.ug does not need to maintain a user-base (and you do not need to remember another login) and you can pass on authority to the next usergroup-leader by passing on the usergroups-twitter account.
You can provide a simple iCalendar-File in your webspace and link to that from php.ug. That way everyone interested can integrate YOUR calendar into their Calendaring-Application and as soon as you change your calendar those are updated to everyone else. No need to maintain your event-date (and possible updates to that) on another page. In times to come we might even evaluate those calendaring-informations to an “All-Usergroups-Event-Calendar”.
And yes, I know that adding the geolocation currently is far from easy to handle. I’m working on that. Until a better solution you will need to provide Latitude-Longitude Informations. But with a recent update to google-maps you can right-click onto the location GoogleMaps, select “What’s here” and copy the string from the search-field. Paste that into the Location field and be happy.
If you find issues or have new ideas for php.ug feel free to tell us about it
Thanks to all support php.ug got during the last year! I appreciate that a lot.
Just a quick note. Yesterday I passed my ZendCertifiedEngineer 5.3 exam.
It doesn’t change anything besides the fact that there is still a lot to learn about PHP.
For a Lot of People it might Be an old Story, but I just discovered the possibilities of the XML-RPC-Connector in my wordpress-blog.
It Makes editing so much easier on the Train or at the Next Break. Just open an offline-editor (I am using the wordpress-app on my iPod) And Start happy editing.
The only drawback is the Auto-Text-correction, that I have Not yet managed to Turn off and that more than once translates a Perfect english word into German garbage…. But that’s not wordpress’ fault, isn’t it?
I store the images from my digital camera on a local machine at home. But retrieving images is a somewhat painfull thing for everyone else than myself (that is: especially my better half (-; ).
So after some research I didn’t find something that met my requirements
- reads from folders
- runs with PHP
- allows to select images for later batch-download
- batch download for the selected stuff
So I created a small application to display images from existing folders without the need to import stuff manually.
To use the script you need a current Zend-Framework installed in your phps include_path.
The script can be found at Github
This weekend I will be attending my first BarCamp ever!
On the 20th and 21th of November Darmstadt hosts the second BarCamp at the Rhine-Main-Region. And I will be one of the about 300 people attending.
And to make that BarCamp more interesting to the PHP-Community, we try to coordinate a complete track on PHP-related sessions. Being a novice to the BarCamp I want to give a session and choose to introduce Zend_Form as it is one of the components of the ZendFramework that makes my life as Developer easier every day.
So let’s see what the weekend brings!