Yes you, Mr. ASP.NET developer can use a hosted open source Subversion source control for your projects also

For some reason, most .NET devs that I run into insist on using closed source applications for everything they do. I have no idea why. I guess it's a culture thing. That's why I love it when a mostly ASP.NET fellow starts using something open source, like Subversion source code control. All the tools are in place to do what you need, the TortoiseSVN windows explorer plug-in, the Ankh Visual Studio plug-in. It's all there.
Plus, I've really fallen in love with the concept of a hosted subversion solution. For me, I host my own at my provider. But for my side projects, its great to be able to access them from multiple computers. If I can get to the internet, I can get to my project code.

Facebook.com opens up facebook platform similar to ning.com

Read about the new developer environment for Facebook.com on cnn.com. I can't tell yet if this is Facebook.com adopting some of the Ning.com philosophy of "create your own social network" or if it's just a giant widget factory on steroids.
No longer will Facebook consider itself merely another social network. Instead it is becoming a technology platform on which anyone can build applications for social computing... Outsiders can now develop Internet services on Facebook's infrastructure, he explains, that will have full access to all its members.

developer.facebook.com has more info on the facebook platform. And of course, you have to love that it's built on PHP.


PHP is not doomed. But perhaps open source development of it is.

Read this today from Jeremy Privett "Is PHP Doomed?"  Internal devs fighting over the future of the language could be construed negatively, but I don't think it matters at all.  Until someone starts talking about forking PHP, I think we're on safe ground. As an outsider, I wonder how much pull Zend has anyway, and whether or not PHP is being pulled in the direction they want it to go.  Its not too far-fetched for them to get an agreement to just close the source.  Aren't most of the PHP devs working for either Zend or Yahoo at this point? Besides, what kind of arguments do the internal devs in Redmond have over .NET?  Oh that's right.  We aren't really privy to that information. I think there's been an uptick recently in PHP adoption in the enterprise.  How do I know that? Because I've gotten several job offers doing this very thing in the past 2 years.  I'm now working at a 60 year old company, that works quite a bit with the government.  We rely on PHP for quite a few internal apps.  This is not some fly-by-night Web 2.0 outfit. So, is PHP doomed?  I don't think so.  And even if it is, Ruby's not so bad ;-)