New Release – Steam ™ Sign In Plugin for Vanilla 2.0

Steam ™ Sign In Plugin for Vanilla 2.0 is now available for purchase. This simple plugin allows your Users to register and log on your forum using their Steam ™ profile. This plugin relies on the OpenID plugin which is shipped with Vanilla. Important The OpenID plugin shipped with Vanilla contains a bug which doesn’t allow […]

New Release – LoginGuard for Vanilla 2.0

LoginGuard for Vanilla 2.0 is finally available! Just in time for Samhain, the Celtic New Year. LoginGuard puts an end to brute force attacks against your Community, by tracking repeated failures and temporarily banning Users who are subject of suck attacks. More information can be found on product page. Discount! To celebrate both the release […]

New Release – Basic and Advanced Logger for Vanilla Forums 2.0

It took a while, but it’s finally ready. Basic Logger for Vanilla Forums 2.0 is available for download. Based on the powerful Apache Log4php, it adds much needed logging capabilities to the already excellent Garden framework, allowing Developers and Administrators to keep track of activities with extreme ease. I strongly believe that, in this era […]

Code != Clothing, or How to neatly structure your code

Having been worked with countless technologies , frameworks  and 3rd party libraries, I can say that I have seen almost every possible way of organising the code for a project. From the approach of putting every file in a single folder “just for now” (where “now” becomes “forever”, because moving things around is just too […]

The first rule you need to observe to become a Professional Developer

The inspiration for this post came to me while reading a few invitations I received from some of the “modern contracting” websites. I’d like to thank them for giving me a chance of some good bashing, but I won’t write their names here as they don’t deserve free advertisement. A bit of background I registered […]

New Release – Cron Jobs Plugin for Vanilla Forums 2.0

Today is a big day, I finally released my first plugin for Vanilla Forums. It was about time, I started using Vanilla in February, and worked on several plugins for many weeks, but they were all “work in progress” and I never felt that they were ready for release. It’s so typical of Developers, looking […]