MediaWIki tweaks

Here’s a useful site for Mediawiki tweaks:

Installing RefDB Bibliographic Server

RefDB is a powerful, open source, bibliographic database program and server developed by Markus Hoenicka with some assistance from others, including me. It can import and export references in a variety of formats, including bibtex. TEI P4 and P5 XML, Docbook, RTF (export only), and various flavours of MARC (import only). It is broadly similar to Refworks in functionality and capabilities. In my experience RefDB is much faster (and of course adaptable and free); Refworks has more polish (as you would expect from a commercial house). Read the rest of this entry »

Object oriented PHP5: In the land of the blind…

I have read a large number of tutorials on Object Oriented PHP, but for some reason I wasn’t quite getting it. The principles seem straightforward enough. In layman’s terms—that is to say terms somebody like an English professor with no Comp. Sci. but a lot of XML and procedural PHP experience might understand—Objects are basically groups of related functions and variables.

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