ramblings on PHP, SQL, the web, politics, ultimate frisbee and what else is on in my life
Don't be evil.
Google has made my life a lot easier. I have been on the net long before Google began to make a splash. So I remember the days where searches either resulted close to nothing, nothing relevant or forced you through a world of blinking, bundled products and other stuff intentionally thrown at you, that had no relevance to your search.
MDB2 racing ahead
The past few weeks there has been quite a lot of activity on the MDB2 familiy of packages. There have been a number of internals improvements that should make the package more robust. We also added a getConnection() method that returns a native connection ressource. While the main reason for adding this method was internal, it may also enable people to do some work on the native API using the same connection as in MDB2.
MDB2, MDB2_Schema and LiveUser releases
I just spammed 10 new releases into the wild. For LiveUser these were just minor updates. The MDB2 and MDB2_Schema releases were much more major albeit not as far fetching as I originally hoped. However these releases should work better than the previous and most importantly should not emit errors in PHP 4.4.x and 5.0.5. I also noted the key todo items in each of the MDB2 package's in the changelog.
MDB2 hacking galore
I have started to get into an MDB2 hacking frenzy. This is not necessarily a good idea as I have tons of writing to do. Oh well I guess I will have to get into a writing frenzy soon as well.
The MDB2 promise
Last week I made the promise to make another round of MDB2 and MDB2_Schema releases by the end of next week. Appearently more and more projects are picking up MDB2_Schema like Jaws and Chiara_PEAR_Server. So I have a few more days to fix things up. I am a bit sick after 3 days of outdoor mixed championships. My frisbee team ended up second. We lost the finals 14:12 after leading 10:12 (game was played til 13, cap 2, with a maximum of 15). However it was still quite exciting to play at such a high competitive level for me. We have multiple teams in Berlin and so I am a member of two teams, but I have mostly played with the one that plays 2nd league level. So usually I am one of the guys who handles the disc alot and makes alot of catches. But in this top level team I was solely focused on defense and I even managed to force a number of turnovers onto our opponents in the finals.