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tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› Everything about Xdebug

Derick has posted a small blurb about his article on Xdebug in the php|architect magazine.

I have to admit, that I only used echo and var_dump for debugging purposes before, until Derick convinced me in Norway to install Xdebug. Just by installing and activating it you get really nice backtraces for every error occuring in your scripts, which is a huge enhancement in itself.

php|architect kindly allowed Derick to publish his article (15 pages!) as a PDF on the net. It's a really good resource to get started with Xdebug. I can only recommend to read it and try the debugger! Really cool! :)

07/10/2005 1:39 am (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› #phpug@EUIRC

I know, there are tons of PHP IRC channels out there, but we still opened a new one (a few weeks ago), which first was a meeting place for our local (Dortmund) usergroup: #phpug on the EUIRC network. By now more and more people from other usergroups (mostly from Germany) and it starts getting a quite interessting place (ok, don't imaging something like #php.de on IRCNet, but we regularly have 10 to 15 people).

Would be cool to see some more people/groups joining! :) (English as well as German language welcome)

06/10/2005 12:29 pm (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› True words...

The class is less than twice as slow, but is, at least, 2*Pi times more readable.

By my working collegue Raymond after some benchmark tests comparing classes and arrays for storing data.

05/10/2005 11:24 pm (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

derick rethans

› Partial Solar Eclipse 3 October 2005

Today we had annular solar eclipse which was unfortunately not visible from my location. Here we had a simple partial eclipse. As it is way to dangerous to look directly into the sun to see it, I used a cardboard square with a hole in it to project the sun's eclipsed disc on a projection screen mode out of white paper. For more pictures, see the gallery.

04/10/2005 10:37 am (UTC)   Derick Rethans   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

alberto mucignat

› eZ publish: enterprise cms opensource

Negli ultimi tempi ho avuto modo di utilizzare e gestire progetti con eZ publish, un CMS di classe enterprise, ovvero adatto anche a grandi aziende che necessitano le cosiddette enterprise features.

eZ publish consente quella che io chiamo scalabilità dei contenuti, concetto fatto prevalentemente di esperienze e sensazioni personali. Per darvi un'idea, oggi è normale che un cliente richieda continuamente modifiche alle proprie applicazioni web. Fa parte quindi del nostro lavoro essere disponibili al cambiamento continuo ed eZ è uno strumento che facilita questo tipo di approccio.

Tra le altre cose, segnalo alcune key features importanti per i PM e gli esperti IA:
- definizione di classi di contenuti, modificabili nel tempo in base alle esigenze del cliente
- gestione dei content management workflow
- la reale separazione tra la struttura, il contenuto e il design

Inoltre, ultimamente ho notato che tutti i template base di eZ publish rispettano tutte le direttive di priorità 1, quasi tutte quelle di priorità 2 e circa la metà delle altre priorità stabilite dal W3C/WAI. In pratica, eZ publish è adatto particolarmente per progetti su bandi pubblici o ovunque siano richiesti seri requisiti di accessibilità.

Aggiungo che un progetto fatto per l'US Navy (la marina militare americana), ha consentito di unificare ben 3 diversi sistemi legacy e di ridurre di due terzi i costi e il personale. Questo importante case study diventa un classico esempio di come eZ sia adatto a progetti enterprise level.

eZ publish ha modificato (in meglio) il mio modo lavorare e ha semplificato la gestione dei progetti. Se vuoi saperne di più chiedimelo pure! ;-)

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03/10/2005 1:53 pm (UTC)   Alberto Mucignat   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› Upcoming conferences

After some conference-free time over the summer, I'll attend 2 conferences until the end of the year:

I'll give talks at both events. Especially interessting might be my workshop about "Distributing PHP applications with PEAR", where you can learn how to set up a PEAR channel server, how to package your application into the PEAR package format and how to distribute your applications through your own PEAR channel (usin the PEAR Installer 1.4.x). It'll take place on Sunday, November 6th at the Frankfurt conference.

I'm pretty much looking forward to seeing Frisco (I've only been once to the US by now, which was Atlanta in 1996) and to meeting all of you PHP geeks attending those conferences, too. :)

02/10/2005 9:27 pm (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

derick rethans

› Fall is here

Fall is well under way here, the trees are getting all yellow and red. Too bad that the weather wasn't that good today, otherwise the pictures would even have been nicer.

25/09/2005 10:52 pm (UTC)   Derick Rethans   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› Leaving Norway again...

Sadly I'll leave the eZ Systems headquarters in Norway tomorrow direction Dortmund again. It really was an amazing time for me in all aspects: Work, people, country and whatever else matters.

We almost finished the work we planned to do during my stay here (some small peaces will follow on Monday, but that's all) and it was really amazing teamwork. By now, we designed the most important eZ Publish Enterprise Components and discussed every single bit of the design in a 5 people team. The work was amazing fun, since all of us joined the team with a completly different background (like Derick, with the C- and PHP-core-background, Amos, who already dealt with the migration of eZ Publish from version 2 to 3, and me with a PHP library background - meaning PEAR). We sometimes seemed to get lost in endless discussions on sense & nonsense, habits and techniques. But after all it's a very good feeling, if really all of us agreed with the picked solution. You will definitly read more on that, next week, wenn eZ Systems publishes a Community Report on what we did in the past 3 weeks.

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Beside that I enjoyed Norway pretty much from a non-tourist perspective, which was really cool, too. I got to see the exciting natural environment here (like I went to watch & try to photograph shooting stars with Derick) and learnt to know many original and choice Norwegians which are all really nice people. We went out for lots of party on the weekend (although alcohol is very expensive here and bars close at 3, people know how to make great party) or for the beach when weather was ok (I never saw a one-time-grill before...*g*).

All in all i really enjoyed the time here and would definitly like to come back for some weeks in the nearer future (if managable). When time fits I'll write some more on this topic later on here. So, stay tuned and remember to visit Norway once in your life! It's an amazing country. So far, have a nice weekend! :)

19/08/2005 5:41 pm (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› Leaving Norway again...

Sadly I'll leave the eZ Systems headquarters in Norway tomorrow direction Dortmund again. It really was an amazing time for me in all aspects: Work, people, country and whatever else matters.

We almost finished the work we planned to do during my stay here (some small peaces will follow on Monday, but that's all) and it was really amazing teamwork. By now, we designed the most important eZ Publish Enterprise Components and discussed every single bit of the design in a 5 people team. The work was amazing fun, since all of us joined the team with a completly different background (like Derick, with the C- and PHP-core-background, Amos, who already dealt with the migration of eZ Publish from version 2 to 3, and me with a PHP library background - meaning PEAR). We sometimes seemed to get lost in endless discussions on sense & nonsense, habits and techniques. But after all it's a very good feeling, if really all of us agreed with the picked solution. You will definitly read more on that, next week, wenn eZ Systems publishes a Community Report on what we did in the past 3 weeks.

aaq.thumb.jpg

Beside that I enjoyed Norway pretty much from a non-tourist perspective, which was really cool, too. I got to see the exciting natural environment here (like I went to watch & try to photograph shooting stars with Derick) and learnt to know many original and choice Norwegians which are all really nice people. We went out for lots of party on the weekend (although alcohol is very expensive here and bars close at 3, people know how to make great party) or for the beach when weather was ok (I never saw a one-time-grill before...*g*).

All in all i really enjoyed the time here and would definitly like to come back for some weeks in the nearer future (if managable). When time fits I'll write some more on this topic later on here. So, stay tuned and remember to visit Norway once in your life! It's an amazing country. So far, have a nice weekend! :)

19/08/2005 5:41 pm (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

tobias schlitt  eZ systems employee

› eZ publish Enterprise Components

eZ systems recently announced the development of eZ publish Enterprise Components, a high quality framework for development of large scale web applications. The Components will be extracted from eZ publish during migration to the new version 4.0 (which also includes the migration of eZ publish itself to PHP5) and will afterwards be available as an own open source product under the LGPL. The distribution of eZ publish Enterprise Components will be done through a PEAR channel server and therefore utilizing the PEAR Installer.

I'm really enjoying, being part of this project at eZ systems. :)

02/08/2005 12:53 pm (UTC)   Tobias Schlitt   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us