Archive | August, 2004

Top PHP Studio 1.22 Released

Posted on 07 August 2004 by Demian Turner

Top PHP Studio is an Integrated Development Environment for PHP, designed
to simplify the development process for PHP projects. Developers can easily
edit and test PHP scripts with Top PHP Studio. Top PHP Studio offers internal
HTTP server, internal browser, built-in FTP client, code explorer, visual file
comparison utility, configurable syntax highlighting, file and server explorer,
function/parameter/tag completion, code snippets, advanced editing features,
templates, syntax check, tabbed MDI interface and more…

New features of Top PHP Studio include:

  • Code explorer feature is added.
  • FTP client is improved.
  • Regular expression support for Find/Replace operations.
  • “Open File At Cursor” feature is added.
  • Word wrap feature is added.
  • Code completion is improved.
  • Bug fixes and visual arrangements.

For detailed information visit
Trial version available at
Screenshots at

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MySQL GUI for Windows – Navicat 6.0.7 is released.

Posted on 05 August 2004 by Demian Turner

Navicat 2004 (MySQL GUI) for Windows (ver. 6.0.7) is released.

Navicat 2004 is listed as the Most Popular MySQL GUI by
Navicat supports thousands of MySQL users in major Universities and Colleges. Navicat is also being used at over 2,500 corporations worldwide.

Navicat 2004 for Windows (ver. 6.0.7), supports SSH Tunnel.

If your remote server supports SSH connection, your Navicat will be able to connect with remote MySQL databases through SSH tunnel without making any changes to existing MySQL privileges setting.

More than 100 new features and improvements added, user can now import data from ODBC, create Batch Job Scheduling (schedule of Import/Export, Data Transfer and saved queries) and print table structure of their designed database. Furthermore, it now supports MySQL 5.0 Alpha (support stored procedure). Navicat Standalone Report Viewer is avaliable for Enterprise Edition.

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PHP CMS/Framework Resources

Posted on 02 August 2004 by Demian Turner

A short while back I wrote proposing to review a number of CMS/frameworks, and tried to solicit ideas on how to fairly rate the various players.

As it turns out, this has been a difficult task, mainly because the many CMS/frameworks out there are developing rapidly and at different rates – it seems silly to try and attribute fixed values to any of them.

There are, however, an increasing number of independent reviews emerging from folks’ experience of the different packages available, so I thought the intention would be better served by trying to group together these links, similar to the relatively popular PEAR links on this site.

With this is mind, check out the PHP framework resource page. And if you bump into any reviews yourself please leave a note in the comments and I’ll try and add it to the list.

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Make some Cash with Horde Bounties

Posted on 02 August 2004 by Demian Turner

In a similar vein to the Gnome bounties a while ago, you can now rake in a bit of extra cash and treat yourself to some interesting programming challenges: check out the Horde Bounties.

If simply contributing to an Open Source project is not enough, you now have an added incentive. Horde Project is pleased to announce its first Bounty Hunt. Listed below are various tasks we would like to see completed or features which have been requested.
If you have suggestions for possible bounties, look at the current list of enhancement requests and submit yours if it is not already listed.

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Visualise Web Hubs

Posted on 02 August 2004 by Demian Turner

The Touch Graph GoogleBrowser is quite an interesting project that allows you to see, visually, how web resources are interconnected.

There are many similar projects but this particular one really seems to be coming along. All the action is in the hubs. Check out your favourite links, interesting to note that the search is sensitive to host name ( – check it out.

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