Prefetch tool in BrowserSpy and more Gecko statistics

I'm converted some of my BrowserSpy tools from using Perl to PHP. But converting from Perl to PHP isn't always easy. Perl has the wonderful thing called CPAN. Perl Archive Network">CPAN is the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, a large collection of Perl software and documentation. So if you need a module to do something there's a big chance that there's a module on Perl Archive Network">CPAN that can do just that. This way your Perl program is more or less just syntax around calls to functions inside Perl Archive Network">CPAN module. Perl Archive Network">CPAN is huge. Perl Archive Network">CPAN currently has around 8.000 modules.

PHP has something similar. It's called PEAR. PEAR is the PHP Extension and Application Repository. PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components. Currently PEAR isn't as large as Perl Archive Network">CPAN. There's currently 400 modules in PEAR. This means that you have to write more code yourself. Hopefully PEAR will grow to become the size of Perl Archive Network">CPAN.

Prefetch check
I''ve added a new tool to the BrowserSpy collection. The prefecth tool checks if your browser supports the prefetch mechanism. Check your browser. Read more about link prefetching.

Gecko Statistics
I've updated my Gecko Statistics for to include statistics for February and March. And in March there's a all time high. 68% of all hits are made by Gecko based browser. Of those 68% 78% are Firefox hist and 13% Mozilla Suite hits. 90% of the Gecko hits are from a Windows platform.

April 14, 2005 12:58 PM | Posted in Site info

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