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Thursday was my last day at Alexander Street Press. I was given a great leaving present by Paul Dixon and the UK development team, a signed A1 poster of the company logo generated with 30,000 lines of the 275,000 line PHP code base I’ve been contributing to over the past 4 years I’ve worked there. Read the rest of this entry »


Where now?

posted 2005 // php, tech, work // 0

I feel like I’ve learnt a lot as a developer in the last 12 months; increasingly though I am frustrated with PHP. I’ve spent several months researching other languages as a new direction for my personal development efforts (no scope to move from PHP at work). I had my targets set on C#.

Prior to frequenting Channel9 I was quite the anti-MS & an open source zealot. However I believe C# is a promising technology; with some interesting developments in the pipeline.

My only gripe with C# is the cost, being tied to Windows and upgrade cycles. I have installed mono but trying to use MS Visual Web Developer as an IDE (which is .NET 2.0 friendly) caused for a bit of conflict.