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Marc Wandschneider is a professional software developer with well over fifteen years of industry experience (yes, he really is that old). He travels the globe working on interesting projects and gives talks at conferences and trade shows whenever possible.

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Apr 28, 2008 | 19:06:28
PHP SimpleDB 0.9.1 - A Parallelizing Client Library for Amazon's SimpleDB Service in PHP5
By marcwan

I am please to announce the release of SimpleDB 0.9.1, yet another SimpleDB client for PHP. It was designed with the following in mind:

  • bulk query and attribute fetching operations
  • bulk upload operations (PutAttributes)
  • fast execution of as many queries as possible
  • proper understandable return values
  • proper and clean exception generation
  • providing command line utilities to view and manipulate SimpleDB Domains, Items, and Attributes.
  • the ability to set domain prefixes for site testing / development

This SimpleDB client requires the following:

  • PHP 5.1.4 or greater (hmac_hash() must be defined)
  • The Curl extension compiled in.

Please consult the README for installation instructions.

You must, of course, be a member of the SimpleDB Beta program to actually be able to use this.

[I’ve rolled out 0.9.2 with a bug fix in it. I’ve actually got a newer version on my hard disk with QueryWithAttributes and sorting support, i just have to finish testing it before uploading]

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Mar 03, 2007 | 22:26:50
JustLooking 2.0 Preview!
By marcwan

So, after a month or so of active development, I’m almost ready with version 2.0 of JustLooking. I’m just waiting for some localisation help, and then I’ll go ahead with the release. The first releases were quite functional, but pretty ugly, I think. A few users from the internet made some suggestions on how to improve the UI and I have completely redesigned it.

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In addition to a complete update to the user interface, I have added the following new features to version 2.0:

  • Saving of rotated images (JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, BMPs, and TIFFs)
  • Remote Control Support in slide show mode.
  • Image displaying and resizing is muuuuucchhh faster now.
  • Hold down the ‘OPTION’ key on startup goes to full screen slide show.
  • many bug fixes in the code, including some animated GIF problems.

I will spend the next week or so fixing the last couple of bugs in the program and waiting for the last bits of localisation help to come in, and will then release it both on this server and on the BitTorrent networks.

Please feel free to send me your requests for future versions or reports of any bugs or problems you find in the program. I’m thinking the next big features will lie in image resizing and saving of images in different formats.

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