Sencha Touch vs. jQuery Mobile

Developing mobile apps can be quite costly and time consuming if you have to support multiple platforms like Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone. There are many approaches trying to solve that problem. You could just simply live with it and develop native apps for each platform. You could use a cross platform toolkit like MonoTouch/MonoDroid. Or you could go for a web application / hybrid app like we did.

Chive 1.1 released - with PHAR package

I'm happy to announce the release of Chive 1.1, our powerful open-source web-based solution for MySQL database administration. Chive 1.1 is a major release with some very exciting new features.

Simplified PHP Spreadsheet / Excel Export

Three years ago I was pleased to announce SpreadsheetExport 0.1.0 by Fusonic - an open-source PHP library provided by Fusonic. Its purpose was to enable PHP developers to export spreadsheet-like data to various file formats while only writing their export logic once. You need to implement some kind of spreadsheet export in nearly every application - so did we in our Social Intranet Solution. Problem…

Chive 1.0 released!

I'm pleased to announce the release of chive 1.0! Chive is a free, open source, web-based database management tool, designed to bring joy to web developers - with easy administration, super fast UI and state of the art web technologies. Our mission is to bring joy to web developers - every part in chive is optimized to speed so that web-developers can achieve any tasks easily and super-fast -…

Tuning Apache for High Traffic

A few months ago we launched an online community / social network at querdenker.de using our own software foronline communties. We have always been thinking that we already considered nearly everything which could break our system when beeing accessed by a lot of people concurrently. And we were right. What did break the site when more than 200 people accessed the site in the same minute, it has not…

Knockout

Having problems with user-responsive, interactive UI's? Sick of confusing and complicated js-code to handle your UI? Knockout is the solution. I first stumbled upon the knockout-library during the implementation of a UI with lots of interactive features, like updating a field if another field changes, displaying areas only if a certain option is set, … Simple actions are very easy to implement…

Android Tips and Tricks (Part 1)

+ After a good feedback for our Monotouch / iOS Tips and Tricks series I decided to start the same thing for Android. This means I try to provide solutions for some common pitfalls during the Android development of our amazing product Fusonic Event Guide. Please be aware that we do not use Monodroid here, we just use the native way to code the APP, this means all sample code is written in…

Chive 0.5.1 released

I'm pleased to announce the release of chive 0.5.0 / 0.5.1, a next generation mysql-management software which brings joy to web developers. Since the last release of the 0.4 series we fixed 11 Bugs including some nice improvements. Some Key changes are: - Improved import - Improved search+edit handling - Submit SQL-Query with CTRL+Enter + visual feedback Fixed Bugs in chive 0.5 ________ #793918…