Developers, Designers and Templates

David HH has an interesting piece on “The false promise of template languages“. While neither Perl nor PHP may offer the same clean syntax in the code as Ruby can do, it does indeed raise a few interesting questions about how actually benefit from the templates and who does in the space between designers and developers.
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Less is more

It should be a surprise, but most companies moving into the internet space doesn’t seem to get the fact that less is more. 37Signals just announced they cut 66% of the features of their next product giving them:

  • faster time to market
  • a product easier to design
  • lower cost of change

It’s really no surprise – right? Yet so many product managers seem to insist that the 100+ pages specification is the product they need in order to bring the product to the market.

Secure PHP Programming

A new group has appeared on the net – the PHP Security Consortium (PHPSC). It is an international group of PHP experts dedicated to promoting secure programming practices within the PHP community. Nice. While many PHP developers make sites people are supposed to use and enjoy, few as actual education and experience in how to make secure applications and websites.

Through projects and articles, they’ll try to educate PHP developers.