Thursday, December 04, 2008


I've been reading through my PHP for dummies book and I'm actually having fun with it! Its very like C/C++/C# with only minor differences really, so I'm thinking of using the Plus4world database to try a few things out; read only mode of course, I;m not stupid! So what I think I'll try first is to see if I can make a "play online" page.

The reason for this is that i've spent quite a bit of time going through all the games and testing them out with the new Minus4j, and their working pretty well. But I'd like to get them all listed so I can see how many we have and get them all under one roof - as it were. It'll also (obviously) teach me more about PHP, and the more I know, the more I can help Csabo out on the site - or thats the plan.

I'm obviously no where near that stage yet, but I find that doing a real project helps focus what your doing and helps you learn. So here we go!

I took was also speaking to someone about multi monitor setups a while back and was saying that while I have 3 monitors at home, I actually have 4 at work! So I've taken a piccy of my development setup (I should really do a home one too - even though its a hell of a mess) for you all to mock. I've got a really old TFT for my main source monitor as it rotates and gives me more lines to read - which is cool. All those monitors are from one machine and gives a lovely big desktop, which means I have loads of programs open at once, So much so...I think I need more RAM - Vista being the power hog that it is. Good fun though!

Oh...and you'll notice I'm still a fan of the good old "clunky" keyboard - I had to look long and hard for a good "click" one! I hate these springy things.


Anonymous said...

Nice setup!

What's the tissue box for? The iMac makes you cry? ;)

Cherry ( in Germany makes those clicky keyboards (UK layouts, too). Just in case you should ever need a new one.
I like them because I get a feedback without looking at the display or the keyboard. Though, most of my colleagues detest them because of the noise ;)

Mike said...

For whem I'm programming and getting too excited - obviously!

I have to "touch" and "feel" a keyboard first, very few mesure up. They have to be mechanical (spring based) and have a good stong CLICK when pressed.

And yes.... they all hate me too, but I don't care, coz they all smell :)

Anonymous said...

> So what I think I'll try first is to see if I can make a "play online" page.

PHP is server-side. What you will use for client-side? Browser?

George said...

I am sure that the PHP programming language will continue to be developed and will evolve all the time. The more that application development is becoming more and more useful in many companies.