PHP Pickles

I’m very excited about my new project.  I call it PHPZope but it is really not Zope; so I’ve got to change the name.

I have written a PHP Extension to take a pickled Python object and turn it into something that PHP can deal with.

Its still fairly primitive software: I have a lot of work to do to improve it!

But if you want to check out the code so far go to https://github.com/newhollandpress/phpzope

Programmer’s Tools

People look at my resume and exclaim that I have worked at a lot of companies.  This has happened for various reasons.  Recently I began to look at what I actually “brought home” from each company as a new tip of the trade.  Here is the partial list:

  1. Beyond Compare, a fabulous tool for searching in files.
  2. SnagIt by TechSmith: much more than a clipboard buffer!
  3. Notepad++, a free notepad that can’t be beat!
  4. Sublime Text editor: a code editor for someone who does a lot of work.
  5. WinSCP: why not treat your server as just another file system?

This list goes on, I am sure!  I shall try to add to it as I think of more examples of great software I have learned about on-the-job.

IT Finance

It’s a nice thing to be able to plan out your expenses and expenditures for your Information Technology venture.  But your Norton subscription expires or you just have to have a copy of Sublime Text editor and out goes $170.  I realize that I am supposed to match outflows with inflows but although I have a completed Galileo board for sale on Etsy (newhollandpress store) and am getting a lot of links, I haven’t sold one yet.  Not complaining, just thinking!