Who Needs Frameworks?

Here is my latest editorial for the May 2013 issue of php|architect magazine:

php|architect - May 2013

Who Needs Frameworks?

Beth Tucker Long

The title alone may get me some hate mail, but anyone who has discussed frameworks with me knows that I’m not shy about saying that I really don’t have a use for them. That’s not to say that I don’t think there’s a time and a place for them, just that for the majority of the projects that I do, a full-fledged framework is way over the top. There is something to be said for having more features than you know what to do with, but there’s also something to be said for not having to slog through 30 files to find what you need – or having to autoload 12 files to do one thing. Continue reading “Who Needs Frameworks?”

E-mail Stuck in Outlook Outbox

A client just called me, and they had three messages stuck in their Outbox in Outlook 2010 on a Windows 7 machine (though these instructions apply to other versions of Outlook and Windows as well). The messages had unusually large attachments, and Outlook could never send them before timing out (or getting stuck, not sure exactly what was holding them up). When I checked the Send/Receive Progress screen, it showed that the messages were being sent and had no errors listed. Here’s what I did to solve the issue: Continue reading “E-mail Stuck in Outlook Outbox”

tek13 Debriefing

We just finished tek13, and it was an amazing time! We hit a few bumps in the road, as all events do, but all in all, everything ran very smoothly. This was the first php[tek] conference with musketeers.me (Kevin Bruce, Oscar Merida, Sandy SmithEli White, and myself), and despite having big shoes to fill, I think we nailed it. Continue reading “tek13 Debriefing”