It has been a while since my last post. I did not intend to have such a long hiatus from blogging but with limited time, what can you do. I have started to post on twitter and will be using twitter for small bits of cool or informational stuff I come across or produce.
My last post Integrating FirePHP for Ajax Development kind of paints a picture for what I have been up to:
I have never been a real fan of interactive debuggers, primarily because they don’t support my write a little code, run it, write some more, re-run it development approach, which seems to be quite common when building Web applications with scripting languages. As FirePHP is coming into its own and I can observe how others use it, I see tremendous opportunity in evolving this type of development approach further. I’m not talking here about just the debugging aspect, but rather a system that can easily be tied into any application to provide the developer with a powerful user interface that can visualize the internals of an application. One that allows the developer to configure components for different environments and stages of the development cycle.