I’m not a PHP developer by profession, nor I’m very good at it, there are times where I was required to write PHP web application for my daytime job. While it is still a simple application, nevertheless I grew fond of the simplicity of PHP application development and deployment (though some aspects of the language still confuses me, and sometimes the maintenance is a PITA).
I haven’t developed any PHP application for the masses yet, but if I do, I imagine it would benefit from the use of Cloud, therefore my latest wishlist is this book: PHP Development in the Cloud
The book is written by Ivo Jansch and Vito Chin, and it covers Cloud Computing Characteristics and Models, Cloud Computing Architecture and Scalability and how to prevent bottlenecks, Working with Popular Cloud Infrastructures and Platform (covers Amazon, Google and Rackspace) and Working with Popular Cloud Software and Services (OpenID, OAuth, CRM, Maps and Storage).
The book is available from in paperback format from online bookstore (Amazon, Barnes & Nobile, etc) or in digital form from PHP Architect website
I’m getting “The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation“, a book written by Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager (UCM).
In this book, Jono offers a collection of experiences and observations from his involvement in building and managing communities, including his current position as Ubuntu Community Manager, arguably the largest community in open source software.
The content of the book, will help you to:
- Develop a strategy, with specific objectives and goals, for building your community
- Build simple, non-bureaucratic processes to help your community perform tasks, work together, and share successes
- Provide tools and infrastructure that let contributors work quickly
- Create buzz around your community to get more people involved
- Track the community’s work so it can be optimized and simplified
- Explore a capable, representative governance strategy for your community
- Identify and manage conflict, including dealing with divisive personalities
This book is useful to those who are in a position that manages and responsible towards online communities, including day-to-day management, governance, managing conflics and how to promotes the community effectively.
An online preview is this book is available from Amazon Bookstore
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Finally I’ve gotten the time and budget to get myself a new bookshelf. Previously I’ve been squeezing my books on the premium space left on my old bookshelf which is filled with books from my school days.
Now I can arrange my technology books neatly on the new bookshelf.