It is always interesting to exchange email with you other programmers out there. I recently had a quick back-n-forth about an aggregator I’m going to write to help the moderators manage blogs4God. Here is about how the dialog went:
codemonkey: love your work, will you share? Can I help?
mean dean: sure, how well do you know PERL?
codemonkey: oh, well, ugh, I’m more of a PHP type of guy.
And I know the feeling, because I basically take the words of the codemonkey when discussing a Python project. Similarly, I used to be that way with PHP, but with more practice and more projects I’m becoming a bit more proficient. Still, I am a way bit away from being able to shoot my foot off without collateral damage using PHP because I haven’t yet committed to memory all of the syntax. Which is why from time-to-time I have to saddle-up my search engine and hunt down specific solutions to specific problems.
A process which led me to this wonderful little site, amusingly named Squeek Machine. Web Developer and Internet Resources. While there isn’t much there regarding PERL and a few other web based technologies, Mike Dobson’s PHP and MYSQL resources offer alot of little code snippets that can make a competent PHP programmer look like a Zen master — which I am — when it comes to languages like PERL.
Anyway, I wanted to share the Squeek Machine. Web Developer and Internet Resources so I never forget where I put the link.