The European Union fines Microsoft the record amount of 899 million EUR.
Makumba is a web RAD framework written in Java. I helps you create a database-centric application in almost no time. It’s been used and developed mostly by BEST and it provides a quick way to kickstart a J2EE project. That’s cool!
OTOH, coffee poured over laptop’s USB generates “USB device not recognized” errors. Not so cool!
You know James May from Top Gear. He’s the calm guy: “Captain Slow”.
So it’s a bit unnerving to hear he took a dive into a ditch. At least he did it in style: in a Rolls Royce Corniche!
James brings to his defense the argument that it’s probably not the best car for handling, with a strong personality and initiative. But still, the car wouldn’t have made it so far (it was a ’72 model) if it’s only goal was to dig into ditches.
Version 0.2 of the WordPress.com Stats Helper Plugin is out. Among the main changes:
- internal, option-based, cache for data fetched from wordpress.com
- added possibility to not display post views count (when using either as a function or as a widget)
- capped post list to a maximum of 25 items
Andy expressed some serious concern when I first asked him to review this plugin: it was using wp_cache for data fetched from stats.wordpress.com. By default the cache is not enabled in wordpress (you have to manually set a variable in wp-config.php). He suggested I use the options to emulate a cache for my plugin. Here’s how I did it: Continue reading