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Software Developer in Cape Town, South Africa


Jul
2
comment Tips for a novice PHP developer to drive down long-term maintenance costs
They're all awful, I went with ExpressionEngine :). I kid, of course. My clients were using EE for another site, so I stuck with that. +1 - but I'm still holding out for discussion of other aspects. Once I'm done I may write up my own answer.
Jul
2
accepted What advantages do continuous integration tools offer on a solo project?
Jul
2
accepted Best resources for learning idiomatic PHP
Jun
8
comment How can I make tagging work for the concept of “all”?
That would require my code to process the abstract parent tags differently from normal tags. I need to think about this some more.
May
28
comment How can I make tagging work for the concept of “all”?
Unfortunately they'll still have to put tags in about other aspects of the info, so there would never be a completely untagged entry. It would have to be "untagged-with-relation-to-X" tag, pretty similar to an "all-X" with special properties...
May
28
comment How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
I ended up going with Zend_Search_Lucene, thanks for the tip
May
28
accepted How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
May
28
asked How can I make tagging work for the concept of “all”?
Apr
21
comment How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
Right - hadn't thought of that.
Apr
21
revised How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
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Apr
21
revised How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
edited title
Apr
21
comment How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
No worries - helped me realise that I needed to edit the question.
Apr
21
revised How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
added 145 characters in body
Apr
21
awarded  Critic
Apr
21
comment How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
That would require allowing remote access to the database, but thanks for the idea.
Apr
21
comment How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
Right. Well that's what I don't know, and the reason why I was asking :).
Apr
21
comment How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
so are you saying that there are no non-Java solutions that can touch Solr for functionality?
Apr
21
asked How much better is Apache Solr than its non-Java competition?
Apr
17
comment Best resources for learning idiomatic PHP
Would you care to elaborate? Surely some ideas about "good" and "bad" PHP usage must have surfaced?
Apr
15
asked Best resources for learning idiomatic PHP