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Serenity Night

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Roofs of the houses shake under the load of the days,
Empyrean shepherd depastures the clouds.
City spreads fire in the night with buckshot of flames,
But night is intense, its power is hard.

To those, who are going to sleep,
The wish of sweet dreams.
Tranquility night.
To those, who are going to sleep,
The wish of quiet peace.
Serenity night.

I waited for it, and here, this season has come,
Those who stayed silent, abandoned to stay.
Those who have nothing to wait, are saddling the ride,
No overtake, no more overtake.

To those, who are going to sleep,
The wish of sweet dreams.
Tranquility night.
To those, who are going to sleep,
The wish of quiet peace.
Serenity night.

The neighbors are coming, imagined the clop of the hoofs,
It can’t let them sleep, harassing their dreams.
Those who have nothing to wait are hitting the route.
Those who are saved, those are redeemed.

To those, who are going to sleep,
The wish of sweet dreams.
Tranquility night.
To those, who are going to sleep,
The wish of quiet peace.
Serenity night.

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2014-02-26 (February 26) at 03:28:51

Posted in leisure, past, thought

Le

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Few months ago I suddenly noticed that many popular brands have -le suffix in their names. Beatles, Deep Purple, Oracle, Apple, Google… Any more examples?

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2013-06-14 (June 14) at 10:30:43

Posted in future, leisure, past, thought

Making Collective Decisions

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While preparing to shrink up and replace my single role of Lead Software Architect with a Software Architecture team –

Decision Making

Making architectural decisions might seem easy and fun, but can have multiple consequences which can affect state and integrity of the software, the architecture team, the R&D teams and the whole company. We aim to make the decisions in the most responsible manner with taking all the relevant factors in consideration. Sometimes we do consult wide community of developers and PMs in early stages, sometimes we do that on later stages, but what’s very important, we never attempt to dictate our decision without majority consensus.

The common flow of taking a decision is the following (CRAFT):
  1. Collect information about the subject from provided private and public sources. If necessary, use in-company resources reuse their existing experience.
  2. Research the gathered information and prepare a draft of architectural opinion with a list of alternative solutions and their advantages and disadvantages.
  3. Acknowledge the opinion of all the interested parties. Accept and react on all the provided input.
  4. Finalize the decision and make it effective. Make sure it’s acknowledged, accepted and adopted by all the relevant parties.
  5. Track the execution of the decision. Learn from the experience, reopen the flow if necessary.

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2011-12-13 (December 13) at 10:49:28

Heart-Touching Quotation

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…When I was going to school we were always taught, “In the olden days of computing, computers were expensive and programmers were cheap. Now it’s the reverse. Therefore…” We are back to the future. At internet scale, programmers are (sometimes) cheap compared to the cost of electricity.

Kent Beck

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2010-04-15 (April 15) at 12:06:29

Eclipse Committer Emeritus

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Time passes and doesn’t wait, and some of the plans don’t be realized, you know. So due to last year inactivity my PDT committer rights were expired and I was appointed with the Eclipse Committer Emeritus status. How sad.

I will still try to not loose connections and relations with my good old friends and will do my best for the project’s success (even if it will be just mental support).

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2009-08-12 (August 12) at 12:24:55

Posted in development, eclipse, past, pdt

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PHP Frameworks popularity estimation

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About 2.5 years passed since I posted the development activity comparison of major PHP frameworks. Since then I’ve got about 4.5k hits from search engines, which IMHO is not such a bad sample to summarize people’s interest in each of them.

Again, no conclusions – just pure numbers 🙂

http://tr.im/lnXq:

Query Hits Zend CakePHP Symfony CodeIgniter Prado Seagull eZ
zend framework vs cakephp 573 573 573 0 0 0 0 0
zend vs cakephp 319 319 319 0 0 0 0 0
cakephp symfony 258 0 258 258 0 0 0 0
zend vs symfony 254 254 0 254 0 0 0 0
cakephp vs zend framework 217 217 217 0 0 0 0 0
symfony vs zend 210 210 0 210 0 0 0 0
zend framework vs symfony 187 187 0 187 0 0 0 0
symfony vs cakephp 185 0 185 185 0 0 0 0
zend framework vs 176 176 0 0 0 0 0 0
codeigniter vs zend framework 143 143 0 0 143 0 0 0
prado framework 139 0 0 0 0 139 0 0
cakephp vs zend 139 139 139 0 0 0 0 0
symfony vs zend framework 138 138 0 138 0 0 0 0
zend framework cakephp 131 131 131 0 0 0 0 0
prado vs zend 103 103 0 0 0 103 0 0
zend framework vs codeigniter 84 84 0 0 84 0 0 0
cakephp vs symfony 82 0 82 82 0 0 0 0
prado vs cakephp 81 0 81 0 0 81 0 0
prado vs symfony 80 0 0 80 0 80 0 0
zend vs codeigniter 76 76 0 0 76 0 0 0
zend or cakephp 69 69 69 0 0 0 0 0
codeigniter vs cakephp 68 0 68 0 68 0 0 0
codeigniter vs zend 62 62 0 0 62 0 0 0
zend vs code igniter 60 60 0 0 60 0 0 0
cakephp zend framework 59 59 59 0 0 0 0 0
codeigniter vs symfony 55 0 0 55 55 0 0 0
cakephp symfony zend 52 52 52 52 0 0 0 0
cakephp vs prado 50 0 50 0 0 50 0 0
symfony zend framework 48 48 0 48 0 0 0 0
cakephp vs codeigniter 48 0 48 0 48 0 0 0
zend framework vs code igniter 46 46 0 0 46 0 0 0
zend framework vs. cakephp 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0
symfony vs codeigniter 45 0 0 45 45 0 0 0
symfony vs prado 39 0 0 39 0 39 0 0
zend vs prado 37 37 0 0 0 37 0 0
zend cakephp 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0
zend framework symfony 36 36 0 36 0 0 0 0
zend framework or cakephp 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0
prado symfony 35 0 0 35 0 35 0 0
seagull vs cakephp 34 0 34 0 0 0 34 0
zend framework versus cakephp 32 32 32 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4568 3369 2515 1704 687 564 34 0
Interest Ratio
73.75% 55.06% 37.30% 15.04% 12.35% 0.74% 0.00%

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2009-05-15 (May 15) at 01:33:24

Web 2.0 Porn Sites run Zend Framework

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I never mentioned here, but in my pre-previous developer’s life I was working in a small adult internet company. Right now one of my collegues called me on IM to ask a question about an error he suddenly got fro one of the sites he affiliates to. This is the error:

Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Zend_Db_Adapter_Exception’ with message ‘SQLSTATE[00000] [1040] Too many connections’ in /www/zt/root/library/Zend/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Abstract.php:129

Stack trace:

#0 /www/zt/root/library/Zend/Db/Adapter/Abstract.php(216): Zend_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Abstract->_connect()

#1 /www/zt/root/library/Zend/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Abstract.php(204): Zend_Db_Adapter_Abstract->query(‘????SELECT?????…’, Array)

#2 /www/zt/root/mvc/models/User.php(490): Zend_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Abstract->query(‘????SELECT?????…’)

#3 /www/zt/root/mvc/models/User.php(91): User->attachVideosByIp()

#4 /www/zt/root/bootstrap.php(35): User->__construct()

#5 /www/zt/root/index.php(7): require(‘/www/zt/root/bo…’)

#6 {main}

thrown in /www/zt/root/library/Zend/Db/Adapter/Pdo/Abstract.php on line 129

Warning: Unknown: write failed: No space left on device (28) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/var/lib/php/session) in Unknown on line 0

BTW, the site (it was Zoo Tube) is not really bad (according to Google cache) and even seems to be a clone of another Web 2.0 porn site – Red Tube, which makes me think ZF is really becomes a trend in real world and and real money projects. Isn’t it amazing?

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2008-04-26 (April 26) at 02:29:10