XDate version 0.8 is released! It is mainly comprised of bugfixes submitted via Github. For more info, see the changelog.
When I first wrote Scrapemark, I wanted to take a completely different approach to parsing HTML documents. To me, the most painful aspect of using the existing methods of the day was extracting the data you wanted. Scrapemark’s innovation was that you could write the data extraction in an easy to understand “template language”. Actually, you might consider it a “reverse template language” because instead of inserting values, it extracted them. Continue reading
PHPTI (PHP Template Inheritance) was a fun project to work on, but it’s easy to see, by looking at the commit log, that I stopped maintaining it a while ago. In this blog post, I want to officially announce PHPTI as “no longer maintained” and also reflect on its successes and failures. Continue reading