Wired ran an article describing what could very well be a fabulous resource for coders: a new search engine named Krugle that holds only lines of code to be searched. Unlike some of the other alternatives out there (such as CodeFetch), "Krugle intends to differentiate itself by allowing developers to annotate code and documentation, create bookmarks and save collections of search results in a tabbed workspace. Saved workspaces have unique URLs, so developers can send an entire collection of annotated code to a co-worker just by e-mailing a link. Krugle also contains intelligence to help it parse code and to differentiate programming languages." Not too shabby! To check out the beta of Krugle, go to http://www.krugle.com/ and keep your eyes open (stable release is scheduled for March 8th).
Ning Gets a Facelift
Ning had a relatively major site overhaul recently, which makes it even easier to clone our apps. The UI is much easier to manage and many of the base apps have been cleaned up. Developer documentation has improved and the API skeleton apps have been given a once-over as well. If you haven't given Ning a look yet, now might be a great time to do so.
Through the grapevine it appears that the organizers of ApacheCon Europe have set aside June 26-30,2006 for the conference. It will be held in Dublin, Ireland at the Burlington Hotel. Nothing confirmed on the website, yet, but Call for Papers should be expected soon.
Harry Fuecks lets us know through a recent blog post that there is now a PHP Zurich User Group which will hold its first meeting on March 14, 2006. The meeting will feature a PHP Security Primer hosted by Harry. For details, visit the new group's site at http://zh.phpug.ch/
PHPCommunity.org Offline Courtesy of O'Reilly?
If you've been wondering where the PHPCommunity.org site has been recently, apparently you can thank O'Reilly for taking it offline. A recent blog post by David Coallier lets us know in no uncertain terms where he stands on the matter, and why the group is scrambling to restore old files from old backups. While phpc has found a new home for the site, it is still offline as they are trying to rebuild. Something tells me the new site will be bigger and better than ever, in spite of O'Reilly.