Rediscovering fun

Rediscovering fun and SWX at the London Flash Platform User Group

Yesterday was a big day (25 hours would you believe). I finally revealed the tangent I've been working on for the past two-and-a-half weeks or so: SWX -- a new data exchange format and related workflow and tools. I also presented a brand new talk I'm evolving titled "Rediscovering fun" at the London Flash Platform User Group meeting in London (and had great fun doing so!). I've decided that this is the talk I'm going to evolve at the conferences I'm attending this year (which reminds me, I need to tell them that ASAP!)

Today, I'm back to working on SWX (what, you thought it was over with the initial alpha release? Far from it!) The first major show-stopper I'm tackling is the lack of PHP 4 support and, as far as I can tell, it was down to my using a *single* PHP 5 function (*doh!*). Looking at it last night and a little earlier this morning, it looks like the problem is slightly hairier due to a bug with the unpack() method in PHP 4 (and some versions of PHP 5, apparently.) I should hopefully have that fixed in the next ten minutes or so and, following testing on both PHP 4 and 5, I will issue the SWX Alpha 0.1b release once that's done.

I also wanted to thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement, both on the blog and in personal correspondence. I'm so happy that so many of you find SWX as exciting as I do.