David Otton (who I’ve never met) has an interesting take on the old Framework vs. libraries debate, that I identify with.
I went through the same struggle (in my head) months ago. However, after having that internal struggle that David went through, I came out on the side of frameworks.
Why? Continue reading
New in this release is support for PHP
There is a new feature list here
A couple of interesting Rails enhancements
About to check it out.
I have been unable to play around with mod_rails (the apache module that allows you run Rails apps in apache) and write a “mod_rails 101” type blog post.
However, I came across this excellent mod_rails tutorial on how to get up and running.
Just thought I should share.
I started work on a web app that makes extensive use of zip codes recently.
The trouble was, I couldn’t get my hands on a good listing of all the zip codes in the United States without paying $20 or more at some fly-by-night website.
See for yourself here
Eventually … after much google-batics … I found a tiny link at the bottom of this wikipedia entry on zip-codes.
It went to this geocoding website and right there, was the link I had been looking for!
A FREE CSV file of all US ZIP codes including zip, city, state, latitude, longitude, and county.The date says it was last updated on September 20, 2007, which gives me hope that the file is frequently updated.
Many Thanks to ibegin! Enjoy!
update: The list was updated January 18th 2008