Archive > August 2005


12 August 2005 » In PHP, Work » 3 Comments

The project that we have been working on for the past 4 months is finally seeing the light of day: yesterday I merged the Unicode support into the public PHP tree. I was going to say that my part of the hard work is done, but I guess I still have to edu-ma-cate developers about Unicode and other finer things in life. 🙂

Futuristic Bikes

09 August 2005 » In Other » 3 Comments

If these are for real, I’ve gotta get me one (or two) of those.
UPDATE: I was kidding, of course.

OSCON 2005 Photos

08 August 2005 » In Talks » 2 Comments

Photos from OSCON 2005 are uploaded. I stole some from Marcus, and no doubt will steal some from others as well.

OSCON 2005

06 August 2005 » In Talks » 3 Comments

I am back from OSCON 2005, where I presented a talk about the work we’re doing on the Unicode support in PHP. The slides are available here. Mine was not the only talk regarding Unicode at the conference: Dan Kogai gave a presenation on Perl 5.8 and Unicode, and in my opinion, PHP 5.5/6 or whatever it ends up being will have a much better integrated runtime support in this area, not to mention an awesome set of i18n functions thanks to ICU. The goal is to make PHP as good as or better than any other Web development language out there when it comes to Unicode support, and so far that pretty much means Java. I am confident that that goal will be achieved.
This conference was, by any account, an excellent one: great talks, good networking, seeing Portland for the first time, and of course a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.