Monthly Archives: May 2010

PHP 4 end of life announcement

There were some rumors spreading around that there would be no official PHP 4 End Of Life announcement. I have no clue for what such a saying should be good for Advertisements

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What happened to the “Thank a plugin developer day”?

In January 2009 Matt Mullenweg was somehow overwhelmed because the 4 000th plugin was in the wordpress plugin repository. He was in such a good mood that he announced January 28 to be the official “Thank a Plugin Developer Day”.

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Zendpress

Zendpress is WordPress built with Zend Framework – If I understood that right, the basic Idea is to have a core blogging application running on top of the Zend Framework (so you’ve got MVC, Models, Controllers, Views, a supercool Form … Continue reading

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Number of the Day: 1 187

I was able to upload 1 187 images at once via the WordPress flash uploader w/o hitting the resource limit.

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Mass Deletion Problems with WordPress

I had a sort of hardcore testing running over the weekend, there was a bogus bugreport that made me uploading more than 80 thousand images to my blog in #13443. Now my Blog has way too many useless images, some … Continue reading

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QueryPath – Find your Way

QuerPath is another PHP library for working with XML and HTML. Licensed under LGPL/MIT it self-announces it with the following features:

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freshly served: oclHashcat v0.19

The kitty catty on speed (oclHashcat) is there with a new release. oclHashcat uses specialized attacks ported from hashcat (a CPU based variant) that reflects both: GPU and hardware architecture (the way how specialized chipsets are integrated into the personal … Continue reading

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Google Font Directory – A Dive into

We’re closer to a better Web-OS these days. Fonts, Codecs and all the gems to come: Google Font Directory just started (official Google Blog Post).

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Tools: WebSVN

I ran over this by need and I must say in the end I’m pretty confident with: WebSVN is a PHP script/webapp that publishes one or multiple Subversion-Repositories as HTML on the fly.

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Enhancing Feeds: Comment RSS Security

There is a known bug in WordPress that is about displaying feeds for private posts publicly. If you’re using the private post feature, you should consider taking a look to this plugin which is not officially available in the plugin … Continue reading

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Control your site’s usage in frames

A nice way to improve your website against click-jacking and framing is now available for Internet Explorer 8, Safari 4 or Chrome 2. And for Firefox users who are using the No-Script plugin. You as web-developer only need to add … Continue reading

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Tools: cui-utils rev2

Write it, cut it, paste it, save it, Load it, check it, quick rewrite it, Drag it, drop it, zip, unzip it For those who are using the windows platform, there is a set of useful command line utilities (CUI … Continue reading

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Enhancing Feeds: Power of the Atom

There still is the 2+ years broken RSS 0.92 feed in wordpress (per default ?!). Otto to the rescue: Atom Default Feed. The plugin changes the default feed output to Atom format. Via: #4967

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New Trac Report: {37} Needs Unit Tests [UPDATED]

For the upcomming 3.0 Release there are still some tickets open, but it looks like this is getting closer to release. I just stumbled over a new report, that is listing all with the tag needs-unit-tests. The funny thing about … Continue reading

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Stripslashed to death? – End the Madness!

Another highly biased post with much #WTF potential as it’s typed on twitter: In WordPress there is some pretty stinky code. I always make a joke about the plain wrong slogan “Code is poetry” [sic!] where if that would be, … Continue reading

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Line Endings in diverse Operating Systems

While coding some XML stuff lately (if you’re into PHP and XML, get a grip on FluentDOM if you have not already) I ran about some line ending issues. That [NEL] thingy was new to me, so I just wanted … Continue reading

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PHP: Casting vs. intval()

Doing a cast like (int) $var instead of the intval($var) function is about 300% to 650% faster. I did some tests out of curiousity in #13317 and those are the results:

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Mr. Damien Katz and the cutest picture on Google images.

Damien Katz is a developer. He invented CouchDB (currently a project hosted under the apache umbrella) and put much traction on the nosql “movement”. But what’s more important then some tech facts is his very open style to actually talk … Continue reading

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WPAAA.PHP – WordPress Access All Areas

Time to open my toolbox. There is one tool I pretty much use in doing wordpress support. It’s called WP Access All Areas and exists for the sole purpose to get administrative access to a worpdress blog by uploading a … Continue reading

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