New Recess Website & Plans for 2010
Recess has a redesigned website thanks to Josh Lockhart and Eli van Zoeren of New Media Campaigns. The new site will allow for better organization of documentation and resources. It's an exciting way to kick off Recess' second year.
Recess' plans for 2010 will build on the lessons of 2009 and the developments seen across the PHP community at large.
- Interoperability. The next Recess release will adhere to the class loading and namespacing rules the PHP community has come to agreement over. Now that PHP has proper namespace support interoperability does not come at the cost of crazy class naming conventions based on directory structure.
- Focus. The next Recess release will be Recess Core for 5.3. By focusing one component at a time, rather than a shotgun approach, we can ensure not only high quality, properly tested code but thorough documentation, as well. Documentation was our weakest spot last year. Work on this began in September and will be completed soon. After Core the focus will quickly shift to modularizing the HTTP request handling system.
- Scriptable. Recess' Tools GUI provides an easy-to-use rapid development front-end for kicking off CRUDs, inspecting classes, and reading routes. Where tools, and Recess, will improve is in scriptability. Common development tasks will be more straightforward to script and access through PHP APIs.
These are our new year resolutions. Recess' commitment to RESTful, enjoyable, and best-practice PHP development is unwavering. Here's to a big 2010!