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Something to watch

Dear Reader,

YAML Ain’t Markup Language is a new data transport format that looks to be easy to use. It’s meant to supplant XML which is a bugger to program with. I’m not sure why I would want YAML over JSON. When working in JavaScript, JSON is just so elegant. I work in PHP on the back-end and JavaScript on the front-end, there are JSON implementations for both and it took me less than 10 minutes to get them both installed and passing info when I wrote my test app.

All that having been said, YAML is working closely with JSON to integrate the 2 formats so it could be that JSON morphs into YAML soon anyhow.

But anyhow…
(l)(k)(bunny)

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AJAX Frameworks and toolsets. My initial thoughts.

Dear Reader,

Over the holidays I spent a lot of time researching AJAX. Being a PHP developer I looked at everything I saw through the glasses of “How well does this integrate with what I’m doing now?”

I’ve boiled all the frameworks, tool sets and class libraries I looked at down into 2 categories; 1) Back-end centric and 2) Front-end centric.

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Video on cell phones

Dear Reader,

My question for today is:
“Why are phone companies convinced that we want to watch TV on our phone?” More importantly, why are they convinced that we are willing to pay extra for stripped down content that we can watch unfold on postage-stamp sized screen? That question has been batted around a lot lately and I think the answer has been missed by a lot of the pundits.

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