Working outside London is like Time Travel

I cannot work for a company outside London again! It is like time travel, going back 10 years, if not more! This is about mentality. (“London” = a big city full of people, without fear of “new”, staying up-to-date with the latest tech, hating anything “legacy”.) Salford, Manchester: after Canary Wharf, the second proof that you … Read moreWorking outside London is like Time Travel

The Forgotten Pull Requests (PR) of a New Breed of Sherpas in the Himalayas

Pull Requests (PR) are a huge topic on Github and here is a whole “BOOK” about it on github: https://help.github.com/categories/collaborating-with-issues-and-pull-requests/ Here is a short summary from me. 1. a developer is forced to create a fork (separate copy) of a public repository (called upstream repo) on github because the repo does not belong to the … Read moreThe Forgotten Pull Requests (PR) of a New Breed of Sherpas in the Himalayas

How NOT to write (OOP PHP) code

My comment on one of the files of SuiteCRM: https://github.com/salesagility/SuiteCRM/issues/3561 which was closed and kindly “put” aside (IGNORED basically!): https://trello.com/b/Ht7LbMqw/suitecrm-suggestion-box So… Expected Behaviour It has to extend/implement only SugarBean and some relevant functions. Many functions must be implemented by separate classes esp. email management functions related to POP3 and IMAP so that we can maintain … Read moreHow NOT to write (OOP PHP) code

How NOT to write (PHP) code

My comment on one of the files of SuiteCRM: https://github.com/salesagility/SuiteCRM/issues/3687 So… * todo: encapsulate logically related code into separate classes — e.g. use (API) controller class(es) — contact management API — folder management API (create, rename, delete, etc.) — email management API (read, compose drafts, send, relate to other entities etc.) — signature management API … Read moreHow NOT to write (PHP) code

There is no small job

Some jobs may seem like an oceanic island of refuge; on one side you could do nothing but survive and look for the next ship to rescue you; on the other hand, you could try to create an island civilisation.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Crusoe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_civilization

Just another reason to hate using others’ code: Paypal SDK for PHP

Recently, I have downloaded Paypal SDK for PHP developers release 1.1.93 which is for “Express Checkout, Recurring Payments, Transaction Details, Mass Pay, Direct Payment, Payment Settlements, etc.” ..and I have been trying to integrate it with my new web application which needs collecting credit card payments. I did not like the “Express Checkout” which is … Read moreJust another reason to hate using others’ code: Paypal SDK for PHP

Which one is worse China or Turkey?

Censorship on the net! Turkish court bans Blogger! Turkish Daily News http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=118536 The Inquisitr http://www.inquisitr.com/6318/turkey-bans-blogger-due-to-a-handful-of-blogs-linking-to-pirated-football-games/ Today’s Zaman http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=157012&bolum=101 Eurasia Daily Monitor http://jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373421

Free Online Courses from Stanford University and Youtube

It’s simply incredible! 🙂 while loads of businesses are trying to convert their knowledge to CASH on the net.. Stanford University is just letting any individual attend their courses. All you need is a PC and a broadband connection! WOW! This also gives their campus students a great opportunity: if you miss a lecture, don’t … Read moreFree Online Courses from Stanford University and Youtube