New chapter on PHP Functional Programming and few concepts left in the original edition (like Object Cloning) are covered in this update. Get the new edition here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CM4ZECG. Readers who have already bought the book will receive a mail from Amazon detailing how to download this free update.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Launch the minimum-viable product. Then keep improving.
Can this be achieved in publishing industry? This is going to be my experiment. Technical books are best suited for this type experiments, considering the rapid innovation in the software field.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
There are many things that we do in our life that don't add any value to our life. One such thing is learning the complete detail of a technology. Ever since I started learning programming, I have taken one approach to learn: learn the essentials. Then jump into implementation. The details of the language / software / environment are just a search-term away.
When buying a technical book too, I try to avoid reference books. Most of the information available in the reference books can be fetched quicker by a web-search. What I want a book to be is like a tutor: explain the fundamentals and give enough information to inspire me to explore more.
The same approach will be followed by books published by WizTools.org. The first in the series of books that will be published is under preparation and will be available shortly. The book covers PHP Object Oriented and Modular Programming.
Monday, October 8, 2012
I assure you that this foray into this wonderful platform is the beginning of a rich product line from WizTools.org.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
As usual, the release includes:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Now, I once again took the plunge: started working on the 3.0 release. The 3.0 release is major because:
- Change the internal data-structure for holding request and response (to support binary formats)---this will break backward compatibility with the 2.x file formats.
- The UI will have major code re-writes as it will need to support binary formats.
- The public API will change.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
One of the tool I missed most when I switched to Mac from Linux was the tree command. I wrote a new tool Tree (available from WizTools.org mini-projects) in Java which has similar functionality as Unix tree. This tool is an executable Jar:
$ java -jar tree-0.1.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar
The output is similar (not same) to Unix tree command. The tool also supports command-line options:
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I am happy to announce the immediate availability of Markdown2Html tool (as part of the WizTools.org mini-projects). Guess what, this is a command line tool written in Java used to convert Markdown text to HTML. The tool operates on STDIN and STDOUT. Sample usage:
$ java -jar markdown2html-0.1.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar < sample.md > out.html
Download the executable Jar: http://wiztools.googlecode.com/files/markdown2html-0.1.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
$ java -jar ldap-auth-validator-1.0-SNAPSHOT-jar-with-dependencies.jar \
-u <ldap://host:port/base.dn> [user-cn]
On executing the command, the tool will ask the user to input password. If the password allows the user to bind to the ldap, SUCCESS output will be printed.
Friday, January 27, 2012
<dependency> <groupId>org.wiztools.commons</groupId> <artifactId>wiztools-commons-lib</artifactId> <version>0.3.0</version> </dependency>
Release notes available here: http://code.google.com/p/wiztools-commons-lib/wiki/ReleaseNotes.
WizTools.org projects dependent on Commons Lib will be updated in a phased manner.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
This tool was developed for a specific use in a project I was involved with. In this project we used Schema.org defined rich snippets for SEO purposes. For testing this we required Google Rich Snippets Testing Tool. Unfortunately, Google's tool was available for use only for pages available in the internet. I had to enable my team to test content during development itself. So, I developed this tool wherein the development version of the pages can be web-enabled for immediate testing using Google's tool.
I am sure this is just one use of this tool. I am sure users could find many other interesting uses of it.
The source code of the tool is available here: http://code.google.com/p/gae-web-tester/.