16 October 2008

MacBooks Galore! and a note on PHP Security

I know it's approaching winter (for most of us), but if you were hibernating through Tuesday, you missed the hottest news this October: Apple finally updated their MacBook range - especially needed in the MacBook Pro.

While a lot of the media who were present at 4 Infinite Loop got to have a hands-on with the laptops and even the new 24-inch LED-backlit Cinema Display (which looks super sexy), the rest of us will have to wait.

Yes I ordered mine straight away (more on this in a moment), but according to the Apple store, delivery is at least 7 working days. And, according to my Order Summary, i should expect the laptop by 30th/31st of October. That's 2 weeks away!

For those of you itching to get hold of the LED Cinema Display, the wait is even longer: Apple hasn't even announced when it will be available yet! I want one of those too...

Well about my MacBook: I plumped for the top-of-the-range MacBook (no trimmings) - the 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, with the back-lit keyboard, the nVidia 9400M chip (256MB shared memory), 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, 802.11n + Bluetooth.

It's a beauty. Can't wait to open it.

PHP Security

I know it may seem old hat now to many pro developers, but if anyone who develops day in day out in PHP hasn't yet considered these possibilities, YOU MUST!!!

This is a fantastic set of articles from Dave Child aka ilovejackdaniels. Practical advice that all PHP programmers should put into practice wherever possible.

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