Back in May, it was announced the Apple surpassed Microsoft and became the 2nd largest U.S. company by market capitalization. I believe it won’t be long before Apple makes Microsoft the littler man it is like facebook did with myspace.
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I never really cared for the Apple company or any of its products until I bought my first mobile device: the iPhone 3G. The phone was amazing, there was no device like it at the time, and I’d spend a good chunk of my free time fiddling with it or playing games. With the release of the iPad, which I have yet to purchase, it further perked my interest in the company. With just a few months shy from the release of the iPhone 4, I started checking up on Apple news and conferences on a regular basis. I found myself reading a lot about the company (e.g. Macrumors) and before I knew I was headed to Apple fandom.
Back when CakePHP’s v1.2 was still in its beta stage, I started learning the PHP language using the MVC (model-view-controller) framework, and I grew to love the language. I became more fluent with the language as I grew more biased towards cake. I would often google MVC comparisons like “CakePHP vs codeigniter“, or “CakePHP vs symfony“, etc, but in my heart, I knew CakePHP was the one for me.
After months of contemplating coding my own blog site, I managed to get together a nice CI (codeigniter) + doctrine bundle to get started, but got lazy and so I never got past finishing the header.
If it wasn’t for work, I probably wouldn’t have bothered with wordpress either. But here I am, in a situation where I needed to get familiar with the open source app. So far my impressions have been great. Had I had known such app existed, I probably would have started using it a long time ago.