Apology – Content removed due to poor quality

This post is an apology to all the readers for having published a post, now removed, which was not constructive and contained poor quality content and that upset one of our readers. The purpose of this blog is sharing experiences related to Software Development, in the hope that they might be useful to fellow Developers. […]

Post Scheduler and Hot Threads Plugins for Vanilla 2.0/2.1 are now available

It was a busy week, and I’m happy to announce that two new plugins for Vanilla Forums are now available. Post Scheduler allows you to publish a Post (Discussion) at a later time, thus freeing you from the burden of getting up at ungodly hours to send a message to your community, while Hot Threads […]

Why you should always add Licensing Terms to any software you distribute

I recently got involved in a debate on the topic of Software Licensing, and I found it sad that there is so little understanding, amongst Developers, of such an important topic. Together with writing complete and accurate documentation, knowing how to license your Software is one of the skills that any Developer worth his salt […]

How NOT to interact with non-technical Users

The content of this post has been removed following a complaint received by a reader. The objective of this blog is to share experience with fellow developers in a constructive way. We acknowledge that the original post didn’t meet such objective, due to some non-constructive remarks that should have been avoided. We would like to […]

Are Elance or ODesk good sites to find work?

The subject is a question I receive quite often by junior Developers who are looking for a way to get some extra income. Since the frequency of such question is increasing, I thought it was time to write a public answer. Such answer is no. The reason behind it is simply that, on such websites, […]

Announcement – Vanilla Plugins have been updated

Plugins LoginGuard and Advanced Logger for Vanilla Forums 2.0 have been updated today. The new versions fix some minor bugs, and increase compatibility with PHP Environments where Error Reporting is set to display Notice  messages. What are Notice messages? Notice messages are minor notifications. They are usually ignored by default in PHP configuration as, even […]