Anonymous functions in PHP – What, Why, How ?

Anonymous functions immediately remind us of  ”Closure” in Javascript.  And that’s exactly what PHP supports.  For Javascript, we can not do without closures. However, for PHP it is less common use compared to Javascript. Let’s dig it !

To formally define it — Anonymous functions, also known as closures, allow the creation of functions . . . → Read More: Anonymous functions in PHP – What, Why, How ?

Technology trends for 2013 – part 2

This is continuation of my previous post - Technology trends for 2013 – part 1 –  which states this year’s trend on mobile with other areas.  In the 2nd part, here are my thoughts on 2013 technology trends. Wearable Gadgets 2013 should be the year to introduce wearable gadgets to mass. Well, that’s what I . . . → Read More: Technology trends for 2013 – part 2

Technology trends for 2013 – part 1

Yes, it’s that time of the year — About predictions , trends and what that means for us. !

In my last year’s post about Technology trends for 2012 Cloud, Mobile and Social Networking were the key focus areas.

Well, nothing has greatly changed. But above focus areas are becoming more mature and with that . . . → Read More: Technology trends for 2013 – part 1

New features of PHP 5.4

PHP 5.4 is out for many months now and companies have slowly started adopting as well.

Language evolution is a constant phenomenon and it will keep happening for years to come ! Some version have minor impact and few may have dramatic impact on  coding, design & impementation.

PHP 5.4 offers mix of both. . . . → Read More: New features of PHP 5.4

Another PHP Cloud Offering – phpFog !

PHP is making strong pregess in Cloud era. Zend offers a good cloud soluiton —  PHPCloud.com

We have one more —  phpFog by AppFog, Inc

AppFog, Inc. is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java solutions. Used by developers worldwide to deploy tens of thousands of applications, AppFog delivers a reliable, . . . → Read More: Another PHP Cloud Offering – phpFog !

PHP 5.4 and PHP Traits

Many ( or most ) of  PHP deverlopers know that PHP 5.4 came out with good feature called  PHP Traits.  In definition, it is summarized as below. 

Traits is a mechanism for code reuse in single inheritance languages such as PHP. A Trait is intended to reduce some limitations of single inheritance by enabling . . . → Read More: PHP 5.4 and PHP Traits

10 Cloud based Database As Services (DaaS)

It is hard to imagine any application running without a database – be it  SQL based or noSQL data model. And that makes database an important part of Cloud suite.

A cloud database is a database that typically runs on a Cloud Computing platform, such as Amazon EC2, GoGrid and Rackspace.

There . . . → Read More: 10 Cloud based Database As Services (DaaS)

Software is opensource and free, but support is extra !

Well, that’s one of the most practical ways,  a opensource software company can survive or thrive !

Use product for free, but pay for services !

It works well and it strikes again. NGINX Launches Commercial Support for Open-Source Web Server

This is the first commercial offering of Nginx Inc., which was founded . . . → Read More: Software is opensource and free, but support is extra !

Opensource WebOS – Suicide or Innovation ?

It is really the big question — and time will reveal the truth ! Frankly speaking, it is quite uncertain given the fact that    Android has been established in market and has solid developer  base.

WebOS ( Previously PalmOS ) is relatively defunct at Hewlett-    Packard Comp. (HPQ), but it’s . . . → Read More: Opensource WebOS – Suicide or Innovation ?

Opensource & technology trends for 2012 !

As we are still  in first quarter of 2012, it won’t be late for some  predictions about trend in technology  :) As economic outlook continues to be  upward ( specially in IT and technology sector ) , 2012 holds many promises !!

Opensource  technology has been playing important share in all aspects of computing . . . → Read More: Opensource & technology trends for 2012 !

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