Since then, the Open Exchange Rates API has been continuously improved, which led to a perfect excuse to not only make an update but also to make an overall review of the library.
Not long ago, I wrote a post about the need of a free service that provided a variety of information related to currencies who led me to Open Exchange Rates: Real-time exchange rates for developers!
At that time I also mentioned how I had a couple of projects in mind related with the library I wrote then, curiously, one of these projects also matched a need felt by others: improving/automating the way how exchange rate updates are made in SugarCRM projects.
Two months later, more or less, I’m back with news regarding these projects: a few minutes ago I’ve released publicly, and more important, freely, my two first SugarCRM packages.
Last week I was surfing the web looking for a free service that provided a variety of information related to currencies, namely: a list of currencies, their Iso4217 values and their exchange rates.
What you need to do is inject some logic to clear selected field values before the view is displayed.
Like all other stuff made in SugarCRM, this process also depends on what type of module you’re hacking, in other words, the place where you’re going to write the logic depends if you’re hacking a custom module or a core one.
Usually people tend to use strotime() indiscriminately, without being aware of its limitations. Although it is an awesome function, it needs to be used with care, otherwise it may lead to unexpected behaviors.
For a couple of weeks I’ve been implementing Webservices to feed resources on a SugarCRM project that I’m working on. As you may know SugarCRM provides NuSOAP, which is a SOAP Toolkit for PHP that brings some extra functionalities to SOAP implementation provided by PHP.
If you’re used to work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files, for sure that you’ve already wondered if wouldn’t it be cool if CSS supported variables?
Well, I’ve got news for you: now it does!
LESS or Leaner CSS if you prefer, is an extension of CSS which allows you to use variables, mixins, operations and nested rules. It was inspired by its predecessors – especially SASS, a ruby project which provides an alternative to a lot of the common problems CSS designers and web developers face when developing huge applications.
One of it’s great characteristics is that it is as seamless as possible with CSS, which is great, that way you don’t have to learn a whole new language. Which for me at first sight, was a turnoff in SASS.
You can read more about it in here
Today I’ve spent some time looking for good articles on this subject. I’ve found two great articles that cover a lot of topics including strategies to use while working with MySQL:
You can download the second one in PDF format and read it later.
A couple of weeks ago I’ve found this project, it’s name is GoPHP5 and it’s main goal is to speed up the transition of old PHP applications to the newer versions.
I totally agree with this project ideas and support them 100%, in my opinion it doesn’t make sense to keep developing applications using old PHP versions.
If you’re going to develop a new project or develop new features to an existing one, take a look at the website, spend some time reading and GoPHP5.
At the moment I’m only working with PHP5 and I’ve got to say, the new features are great.