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Should you consider setting up your own ecommerce website?

July 31st, 2014 at 13:50 by Martyn Hudson


In the past, if you wanted to sell something, car boot sales, markets and message boards in shops were your only option. This has all changed though with the increasing reliance on a digital and mobile which has seen the likes of eBay change the buying and selling landscape. This is great if you are looking to have a clear out but what about sole traders looking to build more of a livelihood? The ecommerce site has enabled them to target a wider market at the click of a button.

So, is this something you could do yourself? Plusnet takes a look…


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PHP Testfest 2009

May 13th, 2009 at 16:03 by Simon Westcott

PHP Testfest logo The second annual PHP TestFest is currently underway and this weekend the PHP NorthWest user group met to make their contribution with Ben, Rowan and myself representing Plusnet.  The aim is to improve the amount of PHP source code that is covered by tests thereby giving developers increased confidence that unintentional behavior changes are not made.  These tests are run frequency and the results are published on

Having used PHP for a number of years to build a career and pay the bills, it feels particularly satisfying to contribute something back to the project. Also, those people making significant contribution may apply for a $ email address which looks cool on a business card!

With the recent release of PHP5.3RC2, the main focus is on improving code coverage for the 5.3 branch.  PHP core developer Scott MacVicar started the day with an introduction on how-to compile from source as well as run the existing tests. After pizza, we got down to the business of writing tests, starting with a simple example which I'll run through... More...


Blogging about Blogging

April 29th, 2009 at 14:31 by James

I've never really been one for keeping a personal blog. I don't like the thought that literally anyone could be reading what would essentially be a run down of how I'm feeling, what I'm thinking about and so on. If I wanted someone to know – I could just tell them.

Sure – I've made a few blog posts on this very website, about speeds on IPStream Max, the way our IVR works, and so on, but I've never really been inclined to keep my own one until now.


Idea: Comment Aging.

April 2nd, 2009 at 13:52 by Kelly Dorset

We get quite a few comments on these blogs each week and I can't actually remember a single comment that we haven't approved for display. (with the exception of duplicates!)




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