Well, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and i genuinely want to apologise for not keeping up the commitment that I’d previously adhered to and for not delivering the content that I promised; especially with respect to starting the video series. I started taking on too many commitments, all at one time, and it was a learning experience in what to and what not to do. So now it’s all recovering the rhythmn and taking it a step at a time.
So what’s the return mean?
The blog is going to be covering the following areas:
- Videocasts of some great software, starting with Cornerstone 2 and Github for Mac
- A regular monthly podcast
- Redesign of the site in to a more modern, newsletter-format
- Talking about strategies on working as a software freelancer and how to work with other freelancers
- Great technologies, such as Zend Server (CE), ZeroMQ, PostgreSQL, Symfony and more MongoDB and Zend Framework
- Plus, getting in to the videocast series on building a good piece of software with the Zend Framework.
I hope that you enjoy the changes and upcoming content. I’ve been madly working through a very exciting project and have learned, and continue to learn, so much from it – so there are so many ideas, concepts, topics and points to share and discuss.
Here’s a smattering of the different points:
- Design patterns
- How labour intensive Zend Framework is to start from scratch (but quicker when you drop in modules)
- Rapidly learning the differences between MySQL and PostgreSQL
- How database design decisions affect your code and vice-versa (when you’re using Zend_Db)
- Use of views and updateable views to aid development efforts
- The features that PostgreSQL has that MySQL doesn’t that make it a more ideal choice for rapid application development
- Intermixing a NoSQL database and a more traditional RDBMS
I hope you’ll keep coming by to find out and join in the discussion and share your thoughts and your experience.
Matthew is a freelance technical writer and technical editor
and regular contributor to a number of tech publications, including PHP Architect, PHPMaster, CloudSpring and New Relic. When he's not contributing there, he's writing content here on Malt Blue. What can he say, he's an avid technical writer and software developer. Get in touch
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