On Chris Shiflett’s blog he asks the question why we don’t blog more. For myself a lack of blogging usually means I’m working on code. I take what could be called the Pauline method of technology evangelism; meaning that the evangelism is almost secondary. It’s a continuation of what what I do. I love writingContinue Reading “Ideas of March”
Another question for you. What do you for configuration management? Ini files? PHP Code? Yml? Do you have it as part of your deployment process? Hand-code in production? And, do you like your configuration management mechanism?
A few weeks ago Twitter was a storm of activity around the TIOBE index. PHP had dropped two spots having been overtaken by Python and C++. Most of the activity was not from the PHP side. Having used the TIOBE index myself I was a little surprised to see PHP drop so suddenly. So IContinue Reading “What to make of TIOBE’s PHP results”
… to WordPress? Yep. I had written my blog from scratch, partially because I wanted to use it as a testing ground for various ideas and such. However, part of the problem of maintaining your own blog software is maintaining your own blog software. I think that I’ve pretty much milked the code for allContinue Reading “Migrated the blog… to WordPress”
I hate config files. There, I said it. Made a change to your configuration? Database? Temp location? Gotta redeploy your application. Even if you have an awesome deployment mechanism it just seems somehow wrong to have to redeploy your app to make a configuration change. From a security standpoint, I don’t particularly like having passwords and such being stored in a source repository. Or making it part of your build process. Or manually editing files in production.