These my micropostings and bookmarks – July 1st through July 8th:
- MAMP: Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP – Quoth ye site:
"The abbreviation "MAMP" stands for: Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP. With just a few mouse-clicks, you can install Apache, PHP and MySQL for Mac OS X!
MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your Mac OS X computer, be it PowerBook or iMac. Like similar packages from the Windows- and Linux-world, MAMP comes free of charge.
MAMP is installed in the typical Mac fashion: very easily. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running with your OS X. You can install Apache, PHP and MySQL without starting a script or having to change any configuration files!"
Sounds interesting and a nice way to play server without messing up one's MBP…
Furthermore, if MAMP is no longer needed, it is sufficient to delete the MAMP folder and everything returns to its original status (i.e. MAMP does not modify any of the "normal" OS X).
- About & Tour | Sifter – BaseCamp lookie-likie bug and issue tracking software. Hosted, not cheap, but certainly cheerful looking.
- KartOO : The First Interface Mapping Metasearch Engine – Looks pretty. Some interesting links. Not the hyperbolic tree viewer I'd expected, so that's good. Via Mark Russell
- Maturity Model approach to web analytics – from http://blog.immeria.net/2009/06/tale-of-web-analytics-near-miss.html
Interesting to see the CMM approach now applied to as assessment of an organisation's approach to web analytics.
- A tale of two retailers – Very interesting article comparing the IT approaches of two retailers – House of Fraser (disclosure: a client of mine) and ASOS. The two IT directors comment on the approach to IT. At HOF it's the ecommerce team are the digital 'haves', while at ASOS it's more pervasive (as befits an ecommerce pureplay). The challenge is the extent to which legacy systems and business approaches are a 'defensible investment' or a drag on progress.