Deploying Zend Framework With Apache ANT Mar 3, 2010 I recently wrote a quick ANT script to deploy a personal Zend Framework project and thought I would share the code. If you are just getting started with Agile development, ANT builds/deployments are a great first step with immediate benefits. The following example is bare-bones, it does not run tests or do anything complicated but it should give you something that works and can be built upon. Deploying Drupal with ANT, CSS Cache Busting & Drupal, Using YUI Compressor with ANT. ...
Debugging Front End Code, New Tools Mar 1, 2010 Front End debugging tools have come a long way. Below are some of the tools I am using on a daily basis to debug and fine-tune my front end code. Firebug - Firefox Plugin {% asset_img firebug.png %} Firebug is my workhorse for general debugging. It has the standard set of CSS inspectors and a robust net monitor. The net monitor is essential for debugging XHR requests. I could not develop Ajax applications without it. ...
Lectures on JavaScript History & Future Feb 15, 2010 Douglas Crockford is currently giving a series of lectures on JavaScript. So far there are 2 and they are fascinating: http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/theater/ {% asset_img crockonjs-300x168.png %}
Load Routes From Routes.ini Config File In Zend Application Bootstrap Feb 10, 2010 I spent waaaay to many hours trying to load routes via a config file in Zend Framework 1.10 and I think this might be a problem with the documentation I was following on the Zend Framework site. More on that later, let’s get to my solution first. Here is the use case I am addressing: I want to store routes in a .ini file and have this file loaded via the Application Bootstrap. ...
Installing Node.Js On OS X 10.6 Feb 8, 2010 {% alert info %} Updated May 7 2010, With Version 0.1.94 From GitHub {% endalert %} Node.js is evented i/o for Google’s V8 Server Side JavaScript engine. For me … node.js means I can write apps that can handle tons of requests without having to learn/think about threads & locks (all I know about threads is that they are scary and involve big books from O’reilly). As a front-end developer the node. ...
Managing CSS and JavaScript files within a Zend Framework App - A Different Approach - View Plugin Feb 5, 2010 Reading this article on the Zend Framework Blog Managing CSS and JavaScript files within a Zend Framework App, speaking personally as a front-end developer I would use a different system. In my approach loading up different CSS/JS files per controller is the exception not the rule. We load additional CSS/JS when we need to do something very special, for example a page with a flash file uploader. I also think loading dependent files outside of the controller can make it difficult for other developers to work on your code. ...
Painless EOT Font Generation With FontSquirrel Feb 3, 2010 So you want to use @font-face to add some fancy fonts to your site. Well there is that pesky problem of IE needing a specific font type. Until recently you had to use Microsoft’s WEFT tool to generate the right files. Personally I’d rather stick needles into my eyeballs than use this awful program, luckily some online tools have sprung up to ease the pain. Font Squirrel has a great online conversion tool that handles generating the fonts/CSS and everything for you. ...
DevPatch.com Launched Feb 1, 2010 Announcing the launch of DevPatch.com! I will be using the blog section to share technical tips & tricks focusing on: XHTML & HTML 5 jQuery Server Side JavaScript Zend Framework Technical Project Management