Got started with zen-coding in vim tonight. http://code.google.com/p/zen-coding/
Just upgraded the Gitlab installation at work. Was fairly straightforward once I ran into the upgrade docs shown here: https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlabhq/wiki . Feel free to get in touch if you need help setting an instance up for your team.
Code Retreat Dev Environments
I blogged about setting up my dev environment for the Code Retreat event over at the Glacier Ag Web blog.
I had the opportunity to work on a Joomla! website yesterday, and I have to admit it was a pleasure. I suppose that is partly because I like to learn, but it was not at all hard to do anything I needed to do, and the IRC channel, #joomla on freenode, and especially a user with nick hple were great help when I needed to consult with an experienced Joomla! developer.
Joomla! has an interesting niche with these “components“, which are some sort of an MVC implementation, so you can fairly quickly build custom apps. I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about it in the future.
Software Development Classics
I’ve just discovered that two of my favorite books, “Peopleware” and “The Mythical Man-Month” were delivered to me today. Score!
These days I’m and early bird, which is for most intents and purposes a good thing. I get up early and go to bed earlier.