Posts Tagged ‘Programming’

PHP Build For Testing

Posted: January 16, 2010 in PHP
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One of the challenges in the increase in usable MVC frameworks is that each framework wants to  use its own unit test framework that is slightly different form PHPUnit. Yes, some CI servers have plugins to integrate those test xml report s in phpunit format but are often not updated depending upon whether they were implemented on the CI server side or the MVC framework  side.

Of course there will be times when the MVC Framework test harness is not enough and you may actually need the full phpunit. Because most CI servers can parse xml into the web dashboard what one could does is use a build script that calls a multiple purpose testrunner for  php such as stagerunner. You will notice in the bottom chart that it outputs JUnit xml for most PHP testrunners.

In a follow-up post I will post the ANT build script that I developed for use with the Symfony MVC framework.

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Even though most of the world is recovering financially, we have entered a climbing surge of innovation in the web scripting space to whereas webprise has replaced high cost and large development time heavy enterprise java. Even PHP can now do daemons and gtk interfaces.

Do not get me wrong, news on some areas of web technology are probably welcomed at Dzone Web Builder. However. where is adequate coverage of those web building technologies that save both startups and large enterprises money? I can always find 4 to 5 posts on YC’s HackerNewz daily.

Here is a typical example of high cost vendor bias in a dzone article. Hint, Java developers salaries are declining because they support high cost development processes when all the other developers are saying and finding a better way. Not to mention the bad factual bias in the linked article in ignoring new faster web HTPPD servers that use state machines to outperform Apache2 in such languages as Ruby and Python, one of them is Zed Shaw’s creation and one is FriendFeed’s creation among others.

This decade starting from 2010 establishes the rest of the transition form high costly Enterprise development using such things as Enterprise Java to what I call webprise systems developed in scripting languages. Some will use ORM of some kind and some will move towards schema-less distributed db systems. And we have Web Builder Zone of Dzone fully missing this transition.

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Beyond TechCrud

Posted: January 1, 2010 in Uncategorized
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There is this interplay between programming technologies for different platforms( Desktop, enterprise, Mobile etc) and an interplay between different computer languages and tools that escapes being covered or even discussed in the normal SEO-linkbait rush to have something noticed in this real-time atmosphere of technical blogging.

A chance to do something different in that I am  not using javablogs or other sites to aggregate but just rather concentrate on content and have that quality content carry or quantify the points of discussion. Programming is not a vacuum devoid of life and yet we get so busy screaming ‘look at me’  to the default audience of that programming technology that we fail to observe the  full grasp of innovations and improvements and how to ‘stand upon shoulders of giants’.

Each person’s own non programming life pursuits become integral in the programming innovations we might create or develop. In my case, you might at any one time see concepts borrowed from history, science, music, etc being introduced into the programming sphere as naming conventions of projects but also as inspirations for new creations.

There also is a set of long technical essays in preparation at hackedlabs-wikidot that will be published, one at a time, as they are completed. Some cover specific programming tasks and others cover relationships between technology components and tools. And at times there will be articles that are in the hacker vein of playing with computing tools and techniques as a big set of lego blocks dying to be used to build that next new creation.

The only aggregation tools being used are twitter, facebook, and friendfeed.

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