I’ve been blogging over 2 years already. In 2007, I was blogging at my.opera, and later that year moved to this site.
Let’s take a look at some of the best posts of 2007!
These are some things that just don’t get old: skills that stay useful over the years.
In December 2007, I was wondering if people are forgetting SQL. Due to the rise of various database abstractions like Zend_Db_Table, Propel ORM etc. it seems that many people don’t even bother learning SQL anymore!
Another topic many developers don’t appear to understand is the HTTP protocol. I think all developers who work with web based technologies should have at least a basic understanding of the protocol, and the most common HTTP headers.
A very important skill for anyone in this age of internet is finding information online. It’s particularily important to programmers, as there’s a ton of things online regarding your language of choice, best practices, software development methodologies and all kinds of other useful stuff.
In september, I had a bit fun comparing MacGyver with programmers.
While possibly a bit dated, there’s some sound advice for spam protection in one of my old posts. These days it’s all just “put a CAPTCHA image” and people don’t even think of other methods. I even took a quick look at a spambot!