I've Joined The XMLTeam Team

Like I said in a previous post, I'm never out of work for too long these days. Besides, it makes the wife nervous about our ability to pay the mortgage if I sit around the house in grubby clothes not doing anything of substance. Starting Monday I will be working with the folks from XMLTeam from the comfort of my basement lair, doing programming work for them. Yes, another telecommuting job. Better to be lucky than good. :)

So why am I working for them? Besides the opportunity to continue working from home, they are in the sports data business. They provide data feeds, in XML format using the SportsML standard, and have some pretty impressive clients on board (many subscription-based clients) and some of the upcoming projects sound exciting (two pretty cool baseball-related things). Since I'm a baseball freak, this is right up my alley.

Sounds good, right? Well, not everything is perfect. They don't use CakePHP. ;). They preferred CodeIgnitor when they needed some framework stuff done. Not that there is anything wrong with CodeIgnitor, as it has it's place. My problem is that I can't keep jumping from framework to framework all the time. My brain gets confused about how to solve things sometimes.