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Simon Jones' Blog: Understanding the stack index for Zend Framework Controller plugins

Simon Jones' Blog: Understanding the stack index for Zend Framework Controller plugins
New on his blog today, Simon Jones has posted a handy guide for those using the Zend Framework out there to the stack index for plugins the framework uses.Zend Framework Controller plugins are a powerful way to inject logic into your controller system at various points, such as before and after an action dispatch. Plugins are run in the order they are added, though it is possible to change the order by defining a custom stack index. ZF internal plugins such as Zend_Controller_Plugin_ErrorHandler, which...

SaffronStroke.com: 7 jQuery Books for HTML, ASP.NET, PHP Developers and Designers

SaffronStroke.com: 7 jQuery Books for HTML, ASP.NET, PHP Developers and Designers
From SaffronStroke.com today there's a few book recommendations they have for developer and designers (PHP and otherwise) to help them make the most of jQuery.jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks, and for a good reason. When I started learning jQuery, I always wondered how do I get started with it. I am sure this question ponders many! Although the web is full of learning resources, I always rely on buying and reading books to access new knowledge. This collection of jQuery books that...

Brian Swan's Blog: Accessing Windows Azure Queues from PHP

Brian Swan's Blog: Accessing Windows Azure Queues from PHP
Brian Swan continues his series on using Windows Azure from PHP-based applications with this new look at accessing the queues via the Azure PHP SDK.To round out my look at the storage options that are available in Windows Azure, I'll look at accessing Windows Azure queues from PHP in this post. As in the first two posts, I'll rely on the Windows Azure SDK for PHP to do the heavy lifting. In fact, I found the Microsoft_WindowsAzure_Storage_Queue class to be so intuitive and easy to use that I don't think...

Memphis PHP Meetup: July 22, 2010

Memphis PHP Meetup: July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010 the Memphis PHP User Group will hold it's monthly meeting. aoY'all come on down, ya hear?a

PHPBuilder.com: 10 Easy Examples for Deciphering PHP Regular Expressions

PHPBuilder.com: 10 Easy Examples for Deciphering PHP Regular Expressions
On PHPBuilder.com today Jason Gilmore has posted ten easy regular expression tips that can help you understand the matching on some of the common pieces of data your app might come across.Regular expressions are the PHP programmer's equivalent of being audited by the IRS. The mere thought of an encounter is enough to cause heart palpitations. [...] If you would like to decipher the melange of backslashes, brackets, asterisks and other characters somehow capable of rooting out everything from email...

Where's it Up?

Where's it Up?
WonderProxy is proud to present Where's it Up?, a new tool to help system administrators determine whether or not their site is up from around the world. The tool accepts a URL, and allows you to select global locations. It then attempts to connect to the given server and issue a HEAD request from the global locations you selected, and reports the results. Key Features Servers around the world Local DNS resolution on each server Reports IP and timing information Follows a reasonable number of...

Zend Developer Zone: Building Template-Driven Web Applications with Dwoo (part 1)

Zend Developer Zone: Building Template-Driven Web Applications with Dwoo (part 1)
On the Zend Developer Zone today there's a new tutorial from Vikram Vaswani (the first part of a series) about using the Dwoo template engine to work with the look and feel of your site.When discussing the best practices of PHP application development, there's one that appears on almost every list: separating the business logic of a Web application from its user interface. This separation lets interface designers work on a site's appearance without disrupting the code of the application developers...

SitePoint.com: Scheduling Tasks in WordPress: a Plugin Developer's Guide

SitePoint.com: Scheduling Tasks in WordPress: a Plugin Developer's Guide
On SitePoint.com there's a new tutorial posted in their "PHP & MySQL tutorials" section about using a feature of WordPress that some might not know about but can be extremely handy when you need it - using WordPress tasks.Scheduling the execution of certain functions at a time in the future is a key feature of the WordPress API, having been introduced in WordPress version 2.0. It's also a topic that's poorly understood by many developers, as it's only briefly covered in WordPress's documentation. Apart...

L2Admin.com: Battle of the server side scripting languages - Perl, Python & PHP

L2Admin.com: Battle of the server side scripting languages - Perl, Python & PHP
New on the L2Admin.com site today is the first part of a series they're doing comparing three of the popular server-side scripting languages for web development - PHP, Perl and Python - and what benefits each can give.For a very long time I have wondered if there were any real benefits between Perl, PHP or Python from a performance standpoint [...] So after much wondering I have decided to answer the question for myself once and for all. I am going to perform three tests that I think typify the use cases...

aY Introducing Graphr for iPhone A Say it with a smile(y)

aY Introducing Graphr for iPhone A Say it with a smile(y)
It is with a certain amount of pride that I announce the release of Graphr, my new iPhone app that allows you to copy and paste special characters like a, aO and ao directly into any iOS app that supports text, including Mail, Twitter and Safari (or even the OS itself, if you want to create fancypants folders). Simply launch it, choose one of the eighty symbols it supports and then paste it directly into your favourite app using iOS's copy-and-paste feature. Because it's an iOS 4 app with minimal memory...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
Meta Builder Site Message Ole File Cache Count Class Simple PHP Template Engine Database Insert Class HK/TW/CN ID Class File MIME Class Ming Validation Class Equation Array Class Random Class Output Filter

cancelling landline

cancelling landline
I've had landline phone service all my life. AI've had cell phones for a long time, and Vonage for about 6 years. AEven with Vonage and cell pones, I'd never brought myself to get rid of the landline. ARationalizing it was not too hard - we occasionally get power outages as well as internet outages, so having a stable line would be at least moderately useful for these minor occasions. AHowever, the monthly bill got landline service seemed to go up continually each month, regardless of how little we used...

An introduction to Hadoop

An introduction to Hadoop
What is Hadoop? Apache Hadoop is a Java-Framework for large-scale distributed batch processing infrastructure which runs on standard computers. The biggest advantage is the ability to scale to hundreds or thousands of computers. Hadoop is designed to efficiently distribute and handle large amounts of work across a set of machines. When I speak of very large amounts of data, in this case I mean hundreds of Giga-, Tera- or Peta-Bytes. There is not enough space for such an amount of data on a single node....


Columnar databases and how they can help with the data avalanche

Columnar databases and how they can help with the data avalanche
There are gargantuan amounts of data that organizations are storing thanks to the advent of really cheap storage. To cope with this, organizations end up buying bigger and bigger database servers/clusters. But maybe, just maybe, there's a shortcut. This coming Thursday (July 22nd) Zend is having a webinar with InfoBright looking at how a columnar databases can help deal with analytical data requests on large amounts of data.

A new seancoates.com

A new seancoates.com
Over the past few weeks, my business partner, Cameron and I have spent evenings, late nights, and weekends (at least partially) working on a much-improved seancoates.com. If you're reading this via my feed, or through a syncation outlet, you probably hadn't noticed. The primary goal of this change was to reduce (hopefully even remove) the ugliness of my main presence on the Web, and I'm happy to declare our success in this area. In addition to making things look nicer, we also wanted to improve...

Building Template-Driven Web Applications with Dwoo (part 1)

Building Template-Driven Web Applications with Dwoo (part 1)
Most PHP frameworks natively support the separation of interface and business logic. However, if your project is small enough that you don't need a framework (or if you just don't like them), you can still achieve the same benefits by using a standalone template engine. In this article, I'll introduce you to one such engine, which goes by the rather unique name of Dwoo.

Richard Thomas' Blog: Solar Framework Shorts - Future release looks promising

Richard Thomas' Blog: Solar Framework Shorts - Future release looks promising
Richard Thomas has a quick new (Solar Framework) post to his blog about some of the upcoming cool features of the framework.A lot of cool features are being hatched in branches that should hit trunk in the near future! [...] Things to look forward to are view helpers for various services like Google Analytics and the various CDN loaders although this is still under review and might be a few releases away.Other new features he mentions include a reworked authentication stack that will allow for more than...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 07.20.2010

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 07.20.2010
Latest PECL Releases: fuse 0.1

Presenting: PHP Commit Hooks

Presenting: PHP Commit Hooks
For those of us using SVN there are some quite common pre- and post-commit hooks in a lot of company repositories, all using their own implementation: Lint checks, CodeSniffer checks, etc. We created a small framework for those commit hooks, which makes it easy to create own checks and custom reporters. Read on for details.