how about woking on open source projects?
Sharl.Jimh.Tsin (From China)
2010/10/8 Nathan Rixham <nrix...@gmail.com>:
> Rakesh Mishra wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am PHP 4 & PHP 5 developer for last 6 yrs. Last year also got Zend
>> Since now I have work on different CMS, Social Networking, telecome ,
>> racing domains.
>> But now I am little bored with developing website. What other things I can
>> do with PHP ?
>> Even I believe my knowledge, interest, & market value with PHP 5 is
>> Do you guys suggest me what other thing I can learn or work which help me
>> keep my lust for PHP alive
>> and also boost my career.
> I suggest you concentrate less on the language and more on:
> - interesting / challenging projects
> - using PHP with other new interesting technologies
> - applying design / programming paradigms from other languages in PHP
> - contributing to PHP internals
> Status.net, GNU Social, DISO Project, lorea.cc and elgg all occupy a rather
> interesting project space with small but inspiring communities of people who
> like to push technical boundaries and merge technologies, particularly
> within the social space.
> http://www.ushahidi.com/platform is a thriving project which combines
> technical excellence and forward thinking with real world large scale
> community needs, being critical in several major world events, even if you
> don't get involved, their code bases for ushahidi + related on
> http://github.com/ushahidi is brilliant, likewise the swiftriver project
> http://swift.ushahidi.com/ doesn't look much on the face of it but is really
> good - just check out the SwiftRiver Research at the right.
> There are many interesting protocol based communities who often implement in
> PHP, and these can be rather interesting / challenging and active spaces -
> ActivityStreams, Salmon-Protocol, OneSocialWeb to name just a few.
> On the technology side of things, you may want to consider going down the
> NoSQL route for a while, http://nosql-database.org/ gives a good summary of
> database - I'd recommend CouchDB, MongoDB and Redis for a nice well
> supported start that will introduce you to new design paradigms and bring
> many performance increases to your applications.
> Alternatively you may find it refreshing to try some other languages,
> perhaps a functional language like Scala, OCaml or Haskell, or maybe in to a
> very active language such as ECMAScript (server side js) via something like
> http://node.js/ you may just find that you don't want to use PHP any more,
> or you may find that you want to apply the paradigms and lessons learned to
> PHP using the new features in 5.3
> Hope that helps a little, I'll stop here because I could list projects till
> the end of time!
> Many Regards
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