Fernando Correia’s Weblog

August 27, 2008

A PHP developer looks into Django

Filed under: Software Development — Fernando Correia @ 9:15 pm
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Thierry Schellenbach has published a very interesting article about his study for selecting a Web framework. A PHP developer that values the Symfony framework, after weighing the issue along with a colleague he decided that for many projects Django and Python are a better fit than Symfony and PHP.

This is not a typical holy war rant. He points where Symfony has advantages over Django. But concludes:

Both are great, but Django more so.

August 25, 2008

Latency is Everywhere

Filed under: Software Development — Fernando Correia @ 1:05 pm
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Latency… I thought I knew about it. But not enough.

Latency in applications is a very complex subject and its management is not a solution, but a process.

Todd Hoff published a very interesting article that summarizes the subject and points to many helpful resources.

August 22, 2008

Read it Later

Filed under: Software Development — Fernando Correia @ 7:35 pm
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I read a lot on the Web. I use it to keep up-to-date on current events, to learn about new technologies and tools and to research solutions that I can apply to my work.

When the computer is busy, for instance compiling a project, I browse a website and open a few links on several tabs. Sometimes there is an interesting article that is longer than usual and I can’t read it at that time.

Now there is a plugin for Firefox that helps me save them to read later. It is the Read it Later Firefox Extension.I works remarkably well and is very easy to use.

If you read a lot on the Web and use Firefox 3, give it a try.

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