Room 18, Level 3
Building 8, RMIT
368 Swanston St
Developer Tools by Russell Searle
The beauty contest never ends over which developer tools are hot or not. There’s never an undisputed champion, and there’s always a cat-fight in the dressing room afterwards. So just for the hell of it, let’s send a few new and not-so-new tools down the catwalk.
Artisteer 2. So maybe you can build CMS or custom web sites, but your design skills suck (like mine)? Not a problem. In a couple of hours or less, Artisteer 2 pumps out top-class, optimised, custom templates for Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress, DotNetNuke, hand-written sites and more.
phpDesigner 7. Happy with Eclipse PDT for PHP development? Get a load of phpDesigner, built by Danish wunderkind Michael Pham. It’s light, fast and has everything a PHP geek could ask for, including breakfast in bed (providing you don’t mind coding for breakfast).
Russell Searle is a 30-year IT lifer. For the last 15 years he has been an independent consultant working across a wide range of industries, roles and platforms. He has worked with PHP for seven years, and is now focussed on open source web apps, ERP, SOA etc.
Don’t miss out! See these excellent tools in action and maybe you will take one of them home!
Now this would be the dressing room cat-fight after the pageant. A friendly round-table on the subject of tools, the agenda for 2010, or any other topic that fires the group up.
We head to the Oxford Scholar Hotel at about 9pm for drinks and socialising.