Habari Blog: Innovation vs Integration

Habari – A Web Log Framework
Habari is a relatively new PHP web log application, yet it comes with a built-in sense of experience, security, stability, and community. A key, attractive aspect of Habari, the blogware, is the development team leaders’ promise of a ground-up approach to the very core of the dynamic web log application programming philosophy: As a new software development project, Habari has no obligation to support legacy code older than PHP5. Therefore, Habari must not suffer the problems which plague the web log development community at large.

Naturally, an underlying motivation for its implementation is implied: for the necessity of legacy support, other web log applications are bound to be less innovative. Habari presents a clean slate, attractive to new developers, and understood by the Habari project community. The opportunity to harness the full potential of cutting-edge web technology, at least at face value, seems to validate this venture to reinvent the wheel.

Habari -vs- Compatibility with Affiliate Advert Code
By my reference to Affiliate Advert Code, I mean that code snippet, plugin, or API which users (aka. publishers) receive from advertising agencies, associate with their own URL’s, and are provided some bit of revenue for any traffic directed to agency clients as a result of traffic coming through that user’s own intermediate URL. As suggested by the Habari philosophy with concern to the issue of legacy web log software as so much dead-weight interference with rapid web log development that’s concurrent with cutting-edge trends in general web technology, when considering our choice in blog-ware, we must consider so many compatibility issues– such as whether the connection between loyal advertising client-traffic will be broken by the publisher’s poor software management decision (and, likewise, the breaking of any associated agreements between publisher and client policy, revenue returns, etc.)

For example, let’s assume I install Habari, for my own desire to be on the cutting-edge of web technology. If my Affillates code is not compatible with Habari, I am faced with a challenging dilemma, which I am under legal, binding contract to settle immediate. Striving for a position as a preferred publisher, my immediate response would be to assess the problem, and try to write my own code-workaround. In the interest of time, let’s assume I am the master-quizboy-coder of schoolboy daydreams. To code a workaround to this sort of web publishing snag would, indeed, be most awesome (should it actually work) — for a couple of reasons! [ right? hehe… ]

  1. Obviously, this is cool because it would mean that I can use Habari, and I can finally put behind me all of this indecision over how i wish to move forward with WordPress Center .net.
  2. The best part about writing a patch for establishing compatibility between my Affiliate advertising agency’s code, and the Habari web log framework itself (see http://habarproject.org for more info ), if it’s not obvious, is the benefit such a patch will have on the Habari development / users community — so any of those users who also use the same affiliate agency as I, will have nothing to worry about! The benefit extends, of course, also to the Affiliate agency itself, since any users who are dedicated to publishing with Habari (i.e. instead of, or as an alternative to their current work with a another CMS, or server-side scripted web log framework, like WrodPress™, for example) would be able to rest assured that the platform is supported by their own affiliate advert code, adding more encouragment for the potential Habari developer to proceed with that sort of major server-side codebase change.

Another Consideration

WordPress – Carrington Theme – CMS Alternative
A CMS-like approach to expanding the capabilities of WordPress, Carrington has, so far, proved to be much less friendly– for me, for the type of developer I am (vs artist, or designer) — than what I’ve experienced so far with Habari, however I’ve set nothing in stone just yet, obviously. It certainly helps to talk-it-out, even to myself, here in the public-space, if that’s what I have to do, ya know?

Most important to me is that progress; forward momentum for WordPress Center .net is on the books, and the sooner the better!

I wanted to post, even though there isn’t much substance here, because I’ve been excited about how smoothly I’ve deployed Habari, so that’s all I expect any reader to take from this– maybe a bit of the vibe of excitement, for great things to come, man! I am ready to rock.

E-NATION (Musician Ensemble), “z-28” (LIVE from the Rathskeller, State College, PA), Last.fm, 2004, http://www.last.fm/music/E-NATION (2009, May 07)
The URL [used to] point [a specific track] from the e-Nation artist site, on last.fm, which features an instrumental composition, written and performed by the guitarist, aka. your friendly neighborhood WordPress Center .net editor. [now it points to the general E-Nation page, where the same track performed by the band may be heard on “EOT”] Enjoy!

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