Let's Get Open!

Being that it is Monday and I am really not feeling it today I thought I would dig up what is happening around the nets and share with you.

Chrome OS Zero

Looks like Hexxeh has been hard at work getting a cleaned up version of Chrome OS called Chrome OS Zero out to the masses. Reading through the Wiki and FAQ things look pretty nice and clean. I may take a stab at playing with this in the next week or so. Thanks Hexxeh!


Tim at CTRL-ALT-DEL Comic has this silly for us today:

Thanks Tim!

Nexus One

We all know about Google’s latest move in the Android field by now, right? Well it looks like the Nexus One is selling well, and people are having problems with the 3G service that T-mobile is offering on the Nexus One. Being a T-mobile customer myself I can tell you the problems are not limited to the Nexus One. My phone refused to stay on 3G this weekend too, oh well.



Johannes Schluter discusses how references in PHP work, and suggests that maybe we should not use them anymore.
Last year I spoke at eight conferences and attended a few more multiple times at most of them I found myself in discussions about references and PHP as many users seem to have wrong understandings about them. Before going to deep into the subject let’s start with a quick reminder what references are and clear some confusion about objects which are “passed by reference.”


Giorgio Sironi has two new blog posts about patterns in PHP. The first is on Abstract Factory patterns:
The major problem that creational patterns try to solve is that objects need collaborators: we often pass them in the constructor of a Client class to aid decoupling, as every class should know only what it really needs to get its job done. With the verb know I mean that they just know that the other part exist at all.
The second is on Builder patterns:
The Builder pattern’s intent is to encapsulate the details (the new operators and other wiring) of the object creation process under a common interface. Though, the Builder can actually change the internal representation of an object, as it is not a black box.
Both blog posts were great reads, and I suggest all my UPHPU buddies hit them up.