So I'm teaching myself some new technology.
That in this case means new technology for me not for the general population.
I went freelance about a year ago, this meant that I really wasn't sure which technologies I would be working with since it's much more of a do I want this job kind of thing.
Strangely enough the jobs that went my way where PHP jobs, the strange part of this is that I've done most of my development work in MS technologies.
The other strange part is that I actually liked doing things in PHP.
I would have expected to feel all dirty inside when I use PHP, this is because of the fact that it's not the finest language when you actually look at it.
But the fact is it's a language in which you can get stuff done fast, and this is what I really like in programming delivering business value to a client ASAP.
I've chosen to compliment PHP with some Ext JS and jQuery to even it all out.
It all feels quite easy and because of all the AJAX loving and JSON flying in and out of the serverside
Btw if you haven't checked it out yet Ext JS is a wonderfull framework for html widgets to use, especially for handling ajax enabled forms.