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Why do we need to upgrade PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.2?

Rest in peace PHP 5.6

  • The current version of PHP which is 5.6 has reached the end of life on 19th Jan 2017. PHP team has stopped support for 5.6, and no more new features added.
  • Security support for 5.6 is up to Jan 2019. On Jan 2019 PHP 5.6 officially dead.
  • The newer version of Linux and server software has already stopped supporting PHP 5.6 which creates a huge security risk.
  • Updating old server will be hard as it may break the PHP due to compatibility issues.
  • All major PHP libraries and frameworks will drop support for PHP 5.6
  • 7.2 end of life is in Jan 2021
  • 7.2 is so much faster than 5.6
  • 7.X has new Zend Engine
  • Reduction in the memory usage
  • Consistent 64bit support
  • Better Error handling
  • More secure & better handling with SSL and cryptography

Released new Amazon S3 Plugin for wordpress

Couple of months before one of my friend was asking about Amazon S3 plugin for wordpress. For me most of them were either complicated or not working. So my main focus of the plugin was to be really simple and in the same time effective. I would say I have kind of achieved the goal to some extend in version 1.0 of this plugin release.

The toughest part in the plugin is to configure the Amazon S3 Setting, create a folder for caching and setup the wordpress cron file. Once these settings are done you don’t have to worry about anything else. The plugin will look for media files in your post and automatically schedule the files for amazon upload. Once the file is uploaded the media urls will be from the CDN. There are no changes done in your database and if you disable the plugin everything will go back to the old state.

Download WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin

WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin

More information on WordPress Amazon S3 Plugin

MailTags – powerful email organization plugin for Mail application

MailTags is one of the best plugin I ever used for my Mail application. I found this plugin when I had to organize my inbox with follow ups and todos. The plugin intergration with the application is very good.

Integrated Interface – Use MailTags’ convenient side panel to add tags keywords, project, priority, notes to your messages. Use contextual menus to tag several messages at the same time. All of MailTags interfaces feel built in, not added on.

IMAP Support – Save your tags to your IMAP servers so you can access them from multiple computers.

List Display – Display your tags in extra columns in the message list view. See due dates as they approach.

Works with Mail’s Smart Mailboxes – Build smart mailboxes that search your messages for keywords, projects and even due dates.

Works with Mail’s Rules – Set tags automatically as you receive Mail by using MailTags actions when creating a Mail rule. Use with Mail Act-On to create keystroke rules to tag messages.

Works with Mail’s Search – Search for your tags by using Mail’s search field, narrow the search to keywords, projects or notes.  Use simple and/or logic to find tags.

Tag Mail 3.0 Notes – Create a note for yourself with Mail 3.0 notes feature and tag it with projects, keywords, tickle dates and priorities for future reference. Find those notes in smart mailboxes.

RSS support – Tag news items for future reference. Ideal for workflow management where a RSS subscription notifies you of forum posts, support requests or tasks.

iCal Support – Create To Dos and Events in iCal directly from Mail and maintain the link between the original message and the items in iCal.

Send Tags in Messages – Not only can you tag your outgoing mail for your purpose, you can send tags with the messages to create an informal workflow with your recipients.

Incoming Reply Tagging – Automatically copy tags from earlier messages when receiving replies.  Maintain tags in a discussion even if the other correspondent doesn’t have MailTags.

Add functionality with Extras – MailTags new extensible architecture means that you will be able to add functionality to MailTags by adding an Extra.  Planned extras include components that work with Google Calendar, TaDa list and other web based task/event management system. We plan to publish an Extras SDK so others can extend MailTags.

Applescript Compatible – Construct Applescript work flows that access your MailTags data to use them in other applications.

All for just 30$. Real worth for money 🙂

Free project management tool – GanttProject

Most of the people in software industry use Gantt charts to manage the projects. Recently with help of my friend Nishanth I found this wonderful tool named GanttProject.

Sample screenshot of GanttProject

Sample screenshot of GanttProject

The most amazing things about this GanttProject are

  • Available for major operating system Windows, Linux and OSX.
  • Free – No need to pay any $$$ 😉
  • Open source
  • Task hierarchy and dependencies
  • Gantt chart
  • Resource load chart
  • Generation of PERT chart
  • PDF and HTML reports
  • MS Project import/export
  • WebDAV based groupwork
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