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Kyle Brandt's Blog: Should Developers have Access to Production?

Kyle Brandt's Blog: Should Developers have Access to Production?
In an interesting post to his blog Kyle Brandt asks a question universally debated by system administrators everywhere - should developers have access to production?A question that comes up again and again in web development companies is: 'Should the developers have access to the production environment, and if they do, to what extent?' My view on this is that as a whole they should have limited access to production. A little disclaimer before I attempt to justify this view is that this standpoint is in...

Sean Coates' Blog: Arbitrary Incrementer in PHP

Sean Coates' Blog: Arbitrary Incrementer in PHP
In a new post to his blog Sean Coates shares a technique he's used to pull an arbitrary incrementer from a certain set of characters.On several recent occasions I had a need for an incrementer that uses an arbitrary character set and I thought I'd share my code with you. I've used this code in the GPL Virus that I wrote to poke fun at the Wordpress/Thesis/GPL debacle, as well as in some clean up I'm doing for the extremely useful JS Bin project.He's used the technique in an upcoming URL shortening...

Brian Swan's Blog: PHP Drivers for SQL Server Released!

Brian Swan's Blog: PHP Drivers for SQL Server Released!
Brian Swan has a new post to his blog today about the latest release from the SQL Server Driver team at Microsoft - the newest version of their driver for PHP.The main focus of this release has been to provide PDO support via the PDO_SQLSRV driver with the aim of giving PHP developers the ability to leverage the benefits of writing database-agnostic code and having the option of using SQL Server.There's some new features that come with this release including Windows authentication, streaming,...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Your favorite PHP sites (based off of Facebook responses)

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Your favorite PHP sites (based off of Facebook responses)
In a new post to his blog Kevin Schroeder shares some of the responses he received from a question he posted on Facebook - what's your favorite PHP resource?Earlier today I had asked on the Zend Facebook page "what is your favorite page for getting PHP-based information?" There were some good answers there so I figured that I would post those answers here (since it's all public information anyways).Sites mentioned in his list include: ProPHP.org StackOverflow PHPFreaks.com PHPClasses.org DZone.com...

Building Template-Driven Web Applications with Dwoo (part 2)

Building Template-Driven Web Applications with Dwoo (part 2)
This second, and concluding, segment of the Dwoo article explores some of Dwoo's lesser-known features: sub-templates, template inheritance, output caching, custom plugins and filters, and Zend Framework integration.

Adobe Developer Connection: Flex and PHP charting

Adobe Developer Connection: Flex and PHP charting
On the Adobe Developer Connection there's a recent tutorial posted looking at combining PHP and Flex to make a simple charting application.One area in which Flex and PHP go really well together is in creating data visualizations. PHP makes it incredibly easy to retrieve information from a database and manipulate it. For its part, Flex provides a user interface layer that is interactive and capable of quickly calculating shapes, which is perfect for charting.The article focuses on the structure of the...

Community News: The PHP "Anthem"

Community News: The PHP "Anthem"
If you're a PHP developer and you haven't heard the PHP "anthem" yet, you should have a listen. Chris Shiflett has put together a blog post about it and includes the lyrics and links to download the song/watch it on YouTube.Yesterday on IRC, Andrei Zmievski mentioned a new song about PHP. Sean Coates linked to a YouTube video with the song, which I then mentioned on Twitter. [...] If you haven't listened yet, take a moment to do so.The song is by Lee Fernandez (@reelfernandes) who will be interviewed in...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 08.06.2010

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 08.06.2010
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Developer.com: 10 Experimental PHP Projects Pushing the Envelope Ask About PHP: Codeigniter: Creating dynamic graphs using JQuery and FusionCharts NETTUTS.com: How to Use CakePHP's Access Control Lists Site News: Job Postings for the week of 07.25.2010 KillerPHP.com: PHP & Javascript Video Tutorial - Form Validation part 1 Luc de Brouwer's Blog: Never having to use $_GET or $_POST again Chris Hartjes' Blog: Snakes and Elephants Playing Nice Together:...

Free Software in companies

Free Software in companies
At work we currently have a discussion: I'd like to develop some components as Free Software. My bosses like the idea, but the client goes nuts only thinking about it. So as part of the discussion I thought to collect those companies who actively advertise their Free Software. I know about the big ones, but it would be even more interesting to get a list of succesful small companies that share at least part of their inhouse projects. On the other hand it would not be too interesting to list full Free...

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
By now, I hope we've all read Is Google Making Us Stupid from The Atlantic. Here's the quick version, which ironically makes the author's point: People are changing the way they interact with the world, which is changing the way their brains model the world, which is changing their brains. We're not exercising the critical, reflective part of our brains; instead, we're using almost exclusively the parts that focus on quick, immediate activities. We're skimming everything rather than thinking more...

Bradley Holt's Blog: Burlington, VT PHP Picnic

Bradley Holt's Blog: Burlington, VT PHP Picnic
Bradley Holt has a new post to his blog for people in the Burlington, Vermont area - an announcement about a PHP picnic that's been planned for August 15th.The Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group invites you to join us for a picnic at Oakledge Park. All are welcome but we'd like to extend a special invitation to members of other local technology user groups. Please bring a dish and/or beverages (potluck-style). If you're not sure what to bring, you can ask on the mailing list. Please note that beer or...

NETTUTS.com: 16 Vital Checks Before Releasing a WordPress Theme

NETTUTS.com: 16 Vital Checks Before Releasing a WordPress Theme
On the NETTUTS.com blog today there's a new post that includes a list of sixteen things you need to be sure to check before releasing your WordPress theme.Releasing a WordPress theme on a marketplace, such as ThemeForest, where the audience is so large and diverse, has some challenges. You cannot test a solution directly with the client. You need to plan in advance for all edge cases, and ensure that your theme is as customizable as possible. If you're inexperienced, chances are that some things will...

Luc De Brouwer's Blog: Web services and backward compatibility

Luc De Brouwer's Blog: Web services and backward compatibility
Luc De Brouwer has a reminder for web services developers out there - don't forget about backwards compatibility.About a year ago I was asked by a client to update their existing web service because of some changes in the way they wanted to process their sales data. Luckily this client has always understood the importance of a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) since they deal with large amounts of resellers who need to access, edit and create data. All I had to do was apply the changes to their web...

Content with Style: Zend Framework with nginx and php-fastcgi

Content with Style: Zend Framework with nginx and php-fastcgi
On the Content with Style blog today there's a new post showing you how to get the Zend Framework up and running with the nginx web server running PHP as a FastCGI.Since I while I heard good things about nginx and wanted to use it for my Zend Framework MVC applications. I just got a Ubuntu server working after one of those days that seem to be a never ending Google search and debugging session, so I thought I'd share the outcome with you.They show you how to install the needed packages, set up FastCGI...

Brian Moon's Blog: PHP 5.3 and mysqlnd - Unexpected results

Brian Moon's Blog: PHP 5.3 and mysqlnd - Unexpected results
On his blog today Brian Moon takes a look at the mysqlnd driver that comes with PHP 5.3 by default and some strangeness he found when trying to fetch results.I have spoken in the past (see my slides and interview: MySQL Tips and Tricks) about using mysql_unbuffered_query or using mysqli_query with the MYSQLI_USE_RESULT flag [...] So, my natural thought was that using MYSQLI_USE_RESULT with fetch_all would yield the most awesome performance ever. The data would not be buffered and it would get put into a...

Sameer Borate's Blog: Parallel cURL execution in PHP

Sameer Borate's Blog: Parallel cURL execution in PHP
New on his blog today Sameer Borate has a post looking at his method for making parallel connections with curl based on this library from Pete Wardens.Most people use the 'easy' mode - in this mode when we issue multiple requests, the second request will not start until the first one is complete. This is known as synchronous execution, and this is the one we normally use. [...] In [multi] mode all requests can be handled in parallel or asynchronously. And it can be quite handy and time saving on many...

PHP Anthem

PHP Anthem
Yesterday on IRC, Andrei Zmievski mentioned a new song about PHP. Sean Coates linked to a YouTube video with the song, which I then mentioned on Twitter: PHP finally has an anthem. This is what we've been lacking. http://j.mp/PHPanthem /via @coates If you haven't listened yet, take a moment to do so. There are a few options: Download the song (MP3) Download the entire album (MP3) Download the entire album (CD) Watch on YouTube The song is by Lee Fernandes, who goes by @reelfernandes on Twitter. I...

Arbitrary Incrementer in PHP

Arbitrary Incrementer in PHP
On several recent occasions I had a need for an incrementer that uses an arbitrary character set and I thought I'd share my code with you. I've used this code in the GPL Virus that I wrote to poke fun at the Wordpress/Thesis/GPL debacle, as well as in some clean up I'm doing for the extremely useful JS Bin project. The most important application, however, was in creating a URL shortening system for the as-yet-unannounced startup project that I'm working on. I wanted the URL shortener to make the...

Community News: PHPBenelux 2011 Reminder - Call for Proposals Ends Aug 31st!

Community News: PHPBenelux 2011 Reminder - Call for Proposals Ends Aug 31st!
The PHPBenelux 2011 conference's Call for Proposals has been open since earlier this year but the deadline for submission is on the horizon.After a successful first conference earlier this year, the PHPBenelux team is proud to announce the 2nd edition of the PHPBenelux Conference. We're extending to two days this year with a half day tutorial, and 1.5 days of conference. The conference is on Friday 28th January and Saturday 29th January in Antwerp. Become part of this year's speaker schedule at the...

Turning data into pretty pictures with Flex and PHP

Turning data into pretty pictures with Flex and PHP
One of the reasons I love PHP is that all I have to deal with is back-end code. I am absolutely horrible at anything resembling design, this includes information design. Recently Ryan Stewart wrote a quick blog post showing how to use Flex and PHP to build charts in your applications. Click on in and I'll dig up the link for you.