For quite some time I have had an idea about writing my own small PHP-framework for small sites such as this one. Motivation behind the idea was that even if it doesn’t take too long to hack a site together by modifying older sites, extending them later on has proved to be time consuming.
The plan was not to write yet another CMS with web based authoring, but instead write a few well though basic components for a tiny MVC framework. The operating words being: “tiny”, “simple” and “self-contained”. The basic requirements I had in mind were:
While doing research for the best was to implement a small dependency injection container I first found out Pimple and then Silex which uses it. Going over the Silex features it seemed to be an exact match for the requirements I had set, so I decided to first do a simple exercise site with a few static pages.
The experiment proved extremely successful and I decided to rewrite this site using Silex. I didn’t come across any terrible design issues in the framework and using it was a breeze. So I can heartily recommend Silex if you are building a small website. From my experiences I would guess that Silex scales into medium sized web sites quite easily, if you don’t need CMS features.
My demogroup cubicle released a 4k intro at Stream 8. Credits for the intro go to skyfox and tripper. You can view the youtube capture of the intro or download executable if you have a machine with dx9 compatible graphics card. And don't forget to thumb up at Pouet
Our first 4k intro has been released at Revision 2011 demoparty. The intro placed second in the competion and credits for code go to my brother Juho Kaistinen aka skyfox. Music was made by JuhoAP. And don't forget to thumb up at Pouet
After watching yesterday the live developer review of Google Wave I became convinced that it has the potential to change how we communicate and collaborate electronically in the future. And by the amount of news and discussion around the web it seems like I’m not the only one who believes so. Naturally a lot the media attention is simply caused by the fact that everything Google does is noteworthy.