Torkil Johnsen

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Installing Phing on MAMP (Mac OSX)

Posted in joomla,mac,mamp,osx,pear,phing,PHP,Web apps on Apr 6th, 2009

Just bumped into Phing, and thought I’d share my experiences. Installing Phing is easy enough. Phing is a build system in the shape of a PHP Pear package, that can do many things. To quote Hans Lillelid, this could include for instance configuring, packaging, uploading and testing. Ideal for building installable Joomla zip-files, which is what I am using it for right now.

Back with PubMatic after receiving outstanding service

Posted in Advertising,Marketing,Software,Web apps on Oct 11th, 2007

This week a really strange and really nice thing happened to Torkil the disgruntled PubMatic user. I now feel convinced that I have to try PubMatic for real for at least another month, and do it a bit more wholeheartedly this time. (more…)

Test speed and validity in JS frameworks

Posted in JavaScript,Web apps on Aug 29th, 2007

I just came across this testing page: SlickSpeed Selectors Test. I am also testing the Firefox plugin Deepest Sender and using it to blog about it directly from my Firefox browser. It’s the first tome, so it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Google spreadsheets now with charts!

Posted in Software,Web apps on Apr 18th, 2007

Google just released chart support for Spreadsheets. A long-awaited and almost inevitable enhancement to the already excellent features of this online Excel competitor. The interface has been adjusted and a new chart button has been added on the Edit menu.

Simple Machines LLC founded – Lewis Media transfers SMF copyrights

Posted in Web apps on Mar 6th, 2007

Fantastic mootools-based slideshow class

Posted in JavaScript,Web apps on Mar 6th, 2007 just released a stunning javascript class for displaying image slideshows, using the mootools library. I prefer letting this beauty speak for itself, but I have to list up a few goodies: Pan, zoom, wipe, brush, Ken Burns effect, Robert Penner easing, and more… Really impressive! (more…)

How to add an API to your web service

Posted in Web apps on Sep 1st, 2006

Came across an excellent article today, through Snooks blog: How to add an api to your webservice.

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