Daily del.icio.us for March 26th through March 27th

Simple Tags plugin & WordPress 2.5 RC2 breaks your blog

I just upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.5 RC2 and everything stopped working. Instead of getting my blog or the admin screen, I got the following error message:

Fatal error: Call to a member function add_query_var() in taxonomy.php

I discovered the root-cause of the problem and it is the wonderful Simple Tags plugin. Disabling the plugin restores WordPress back to it’s own awesome self. Simple Tags is an awesome plugin that allows you to manage tags within WordPress.

I’ve opened an issue with the Simple Tags issue tracker on Google Code.

Daily del.icio.us for March 22nd through March 25th

Upgraded to WordPress 2.5

I know the latest release of WordPress, v2.5 is not officially out but I have been running WordPress 2.5 from their Subversion repository trunk for about the last week. My initial thoughts on the 2.5 release are very positive and all of my plugins and themes have worked without any major changes. Most plugin and theme authors are already busy upgrading their stuff to the latest code.

Some of the new features include a customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and major performance improvements. Apparently, the Automattic crew has been working with the folks at Happy Cog — Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason Santa Maria, and Liz Danzico — to redesign WordPress from the ground-up. The result is a new way of interacting with WordPress that will remain familiar to seasoned users while improving the experience for everyone. It’s more than just a new CSS – it’s a very nice redesign of the user interface that may require a little time to get familiar with, but it’s worth the effort as the new interface is very user-friendly, slick, and powerful.

Do this at your own risk as this is still pre-release software, but if you want to run the latest development trunk of WordPress, use the checkout command (svn co) to get the latest code and then an update once you get the latest code to make sure you are getting the latest code (svn update).

[source:xml]
svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk/ .

svn update
[/source]

Daily del.icio.us for March 20th through March 21st

  • Mediator Pattern – The Mediator is a behavioral design pattern that provides a central hub to guide the interactions between many objects. According to Gamma et al, the intent of the Mediator pattern is to define an object that encapsulates how a set of objects interact.
  • John Resig – Secrets of JavaScript Libraries (SXSW) – Today, at SXSW, I hosted a panel discussion on the "Secrets of JavaScript Libraries." We set out to discuss the behind-the-scenes nitty-gritty code that powers the universal features of the most popular JavaScript libraries.
  • IntelliJ IDEA Blog » Blog Archive » Opening EAP for IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 – We’re glad to announce the availability of IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 first EAP. Some of the IntelliJ IDEA 8.0 features are now available for the first preview: Flex debugger, Improved Flex code editor, with new inspections, JavaScript debugger and much more.
  • Creating a Simple Web Application Using a MySQL Database – This document describes how to create a simple web application that connects to a MySQL database server. It also covers some basic ideas and technologies in web development, such as JavaServer Pages™ (JSP), JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library™ (JSTL
  • Ajaxian » Yahoo! releases new performance best practices – Stoyan Stefanov has been working with the Yahoo! engineers to find more best practices, and presented on a new batch: He covers the existing 14 rules, plus 20 new rules for faster web pages. We’ve categorized the optimizations into: server, content, coo
  • GWT + Gears : The browser is the platform » SlideShare – GWT + Gears : The browser is the platform
  • snippely – Adobe AIR application to organize snippets – Snippely is a basic text and code organizational tool. Instead of storing bits of code, quick notes, and memos in text files all over your hard drive, this application will let you save and organize "snippets" in one convenient location
  • Google Public Policy Blog: The end of the FCC 700 MHz auction – consumers whose devices use the C-block of spectrum soon will be able to use any wireless device they wish, and download to their devices any applications and content they wish. Consumers soon should begin enjoying new, Internet-like freedom to get the mo
  • You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss – It's doubly important to hire the best people. Mediocre hires hurt you twice: they get less done, but they also make you big, because you need more of them to solve a given problem.
  • Cedric Champeau’s Weblog : Weblog – Before criticizing, I must admit that Lucene is a very good high-performance full text search engine. However, it's development has been going very slow those late months, and I think Lucene will most likely not keep in touch with today's document proces
  • [shell-fu:home]$ – Shell-fu is a place for all those little command line goodies that you come across and then can never find again when you need them. Hopefully we'll end up with a comprehensive and easily usable resource for anyone working with the shell

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