Anemone: An easy-to-use Ruby web spider framework

July 6th, 2009 - Backend, Ruby on Rails - 1 Comments

“Anemone is a Ruby library that makes it quick and painless to write programs that spider a website. It provides a simple DSL for performing actions on every page of a site, skipping certain URLs, and calculating the shortest path to a given page on a site.

The multi-threaded design makes Anemone fast. The API makes it simple. And the expressiveness of Ruby makes it powerful.”

Information about installing and using the framework can be found at http://anemone.rubyforge.org/

WordPress 2.8 for developers

June 20th, 2009 - Backend, Wordpress - No Comments

If you are a wordpress fan then you already know that version 2.8 is out and it comes with some really cool features. Here’s a small list of tutorials mainly for wordpress developers.

WordPress 2.8 Beta Hands On Review

WordPress 2.8 Beta Hands On Review

Creating Widgets in WordPress 2.8 with the Widget API

Creating Widgets in WordPress 2.8 with the Widget API

Custom taxonomies in WordPress 2.8

Custom taxonomies in WordPress 2.8

Optimizing script loading

Optimizing script loading

Authentication in WordPress 2.8

Authentication in WordPress 2.8

WordPress 2.8 and the body_class() Function

WordPress 2.8 and the body_class() Function

Loading JavaScript In Footer In WordPress 2.8

Loading JavaScript In Footer In WordPress 2.8

EasyWP Install: A better way to install wordpress

May 16th, 2009 - Backend, Wordpress - 1 Comments

EasyWP is an installation script for wordpress. Instead of downloading the archive, unzip it, upload etc all you have to is upload this script to your server and run it. It will take it from there.

Well there are other easy ways of doing this like upload the archive to your server and unzip through the cpanel’s filemanager (x3) or through SSH but little things like EasyWP that make our life easier are always welcome.

PHPmyCSS ADD VARIABLES & DYNAMIC OPTIONS TO YOUR CSS

March 21st, 2009 - Backend, PHP Tools - 4 Comments

“Several CSS developers have wished for the use of variables in the past. Come on, let’s face it, typing in the color #d8a1d9 several different times isn’t exactly saving you time. But what if you could define the variable lightpurple and have something automatically paste the #d8a1d9 value in for you? What if you could have different stylesheets for different browsers automatically load for you? Now you can, and believe it or not, it’s not hard at all. PHPMYCSS crosses over server side features to make sure that your CSS is dynamic and setup the way you want.”

PHPmyCSS is free and you have a look at the usage instructions as well.

Aptana PHP – Version 1.0 is out

December 16th, 2008 - Backend, PHP Tools - 2 Comments

You must be familiar with Aptana Studio by now. If not then have a look at the product’s page. In a nutshell, it’s another Javascript, CSS, DOM IDE. Well, it’s more than that but you can learn more about it on their website. If you are a PHP developer there’s PHP support through Aptana PHP which is is now on version 1.0. Many exciting features can be found like embedded PHP server (or configure it to work with e.g. XAMPP), debugging, an outline view of your code and many many more. Aptana comes as a standalone ide or an eclipse plugin. Learn more about Aptana PHP at its official page.