XOAD: a PHP based AJAX framework

This looks quite interesting, though still at an early stage of development (quite a few of the examples are a bit unreliable). Given the large number of PHP enabled hosting plans in use out there I would think there are a lot of people looking for an e… more »

AJAX, not just for cleaning ovens

I purchased Ajax in Action this week (along with a couple of books on Ruby and Rails, but more on that in the coming weeks) and I have been doing some reading on the tube as a result. It turns out all the simple stuff is easier than I thought it would b… more »


I was shown this site at the London Web Frameworks Night - it is built on Django and is the 'Youth culture' site of Lawrence local newspaper. Aside from being an interesting example of a web framework in action, it also features many MP3s uploaded by ma… more »

London Web Frameworks Night

I have just returned from the London Web Frameworks night, a free event organised by folk at the London Perl Mongers. There were three talks, each discussing a different framework, and each framework was based on a different language. Here I present a… more »

The Sony Rootkit Saga

If you haven't heard about this already then I strongly recommend you read through this and the two follow up articles before you go inserting any Sony/BMG CDs in your computer. more »

Oracle to offer free database

The biggest name in Enterprise databases is heading downmarket in an effort to snag all those young developers who are learning their SQL on MySQL and MSDE. more »

The sorry state of US IP law

Apparently SunnComm we're all set to sue a student who pointed out that the built-in 'auto run' feature of Windows could be disabled (by design) by holding down the shift key when inserting a CD, co-incidentally rendering SunnComm's security/spyware prod… more »