Never trust a developer who tells you that any of the following are easy: Unicode, dates/times/time zones, threading, DNS, IPv6, debugging.
Today is 13-11-12 for those of us who care about unambiguous date formats.
"Dad, what's that blue fire extinguisher thing doing over there?" "I AM VERY VERY GLAD YOU ASKED ME." "Why?" "Because that's a blow torch!"
If you’re running PHP via mod_cgi, you’re likely vulnerable to a newly-fixed vulnerability. You’re likely also not very good at running PHP.
Ops rule of the day: you upgraded to a new OS on the day it was released, and your stuff broke? That's YOUR problem, not mine. #mavericks
I wish people who don't know how the Internet works would stop trying to change the Internet (especially by creating laws that won't work).
The #PHP internals mailing list is talking building their own version control system, partly because they can’t decide on git or hg. Insane.
Facebook’s syntactical analysis + refactoring tools for #PHP look REALLY interesting. grep: & patch:
One of the hardest programming an inadvertent race condition. problems to debug is
FWIW, we’re discussing object and array literals in #PHP. This RFC sums up my current proposal:
Scary. "I would strongly recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company [in] the United States." lavabit.com
A blog post about Natural Load Testing, and using it to help ensure @BrooklynBeta’s new site didn’t crumble under load: seancoates.com/blogs/natural-…
How to tell you're using a #PHP framework: `cd ../../../../../../../..` actually puts you where you want to be.
Reality check of the day: hosting is not free, server maintenance takes a lot of time, and developer demand exceeds supply. Pay for apps.
UI hint of the day: if your site has a "skip this" button, you can almost certainly bet that I don't want to see whatever you're showing me.