Looking back: Best of 2007


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!

Are DB layers like Zend_Db making people forget SQL?

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.

The Mythical HTTP protocol

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.

The art of finding information

Other things

In september, I had a bit fun comparing MacGyver with programmers.

MacGyver and Programming

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!

Simple and efficient spam prevention techniques

And lastly, a look at the 9 best web development tools for Opera! I will have to add one to the list though: Opera Dragonfly

Top 9 most useful web-developer tools for Opera

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