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Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
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ZendCon 2010: 3 Questions for Michaelangelo van Dam

ZendCon 2010: 3 Questions for Michaelangelo van Dam
ZendCon is coming up and for those attending for the first time, let's take a minute or two to meet some of the people involved. Today's special guest is Michaelangelo (DragonBe) van Dam. Mike is hosting the 4th annual ZendCon UnCon. If you are planning on attending, you will want to know Mike. If you are still on the fence, maybe knowing who the players are will help you decide to get your ticket now.

Symfony2 Presentation

Symfony2 Presentation
Last weekend at the PHP Unconference in Hamburg I gave a talk showing an overview of the Symfony2 framework. The allowed 45min were way too short to say everything I wanted to say and I didn't really have time to prepare slides so it was a bit messy, apologies for that. Yesterday I did an internal training at Liip for a team that will start a Symfony2 project soon, and spent some time building slides. This time I had two hours for the presentation so it went way better I think. And then in the afternoon...

PHP Performance Optimization, PHP Code Generation, AppIgnite - Lately in PHP podcast episode 5

PHP Performance Optimization, PHP Code Generation, AppIgnite - Lately in PHP podcast episode 5
PHP Performance Optimization, PHP Code Generation, AppIgnite - Lately in PHP podcast episode 5 By Manuel Lemos On the episode 5 of the Lately in PHP podcast, Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert have as guest Jason Roberts, developer of the upcoming Web based application generation AppIgnite. They have discussed several topics of interest like PHP code generation tools for speeding up PHP development, the video of Rasmus Lerdorf talk on PHP performance optimization techniques. They also discuss the reasons...

PHP on IIS: get the latest security updates now

PHP on IIS: get the latest security updates now
This morning Microsoft has released a security update that addresses the ASP.NET Security Vulnerability. The PHP applications running on IIS are subject to this vulnerability if ASP.NET is enabled in IIS. IMPORTANT: Even if PHP applications on IIS do not use any of the ASP.NET features the vulnerability still exists as long as ASP.NET is enabled. It is recommended to install the security update as soon as possible. The security update is available today via the Microsoft Download Center. In a next few...

Community News: ConFoo Opens Call for Papers

Community News: ConFoo Opens Call for Papers
The organizers for this year's Confoo conference have officially opened the Call for Papers for next year's (2011) event (happening March 9th through the 11th in Montreal).ConFoo is launching its call for speakers for the 2011 conference. With more than 500 attendees, ConFoo is one of the largest Web development conferences in North America. We are looking for the best speakers, willing to share their experiences and their skills with programmers and managers (marketing and decision makers). The 2011...

Community News: PHP Barcelona 2010

Community News: PHP Barcelona 2010
The PHP Barcelona group are getting things ready for this year's PHP Barcelona 2010 conference happening at the end of October (the 29th and 20th) at the Citilab-Can Suris building:Come to the Citilab to see Ilia Alshanetsky, Fabien Potencier, Stefan Priebsch, Lorenzo Alberton, Enrico Zimuel and many more open the hood and expose the secrets of PHP and PHP related technologies that make the Internet what it is today, and that power what the Internet will be tomorrow. The PHP Barcelona Conference 2010...

Ibuildings techPortal: Video Interview: Thijs Feryn

Ibuildings techPortal: Video Interview: Thijs Feryn
The Ibuildings techPortal has posted an interview with Thijs Feryn that they recorded at this year's Dutch PHP Conference where he was a speaker (a recording of the talk can be found here).This year at the Dutch PHP Conference, we managed to capture some of our speakers on camera, and asked them about their talks and about the event itself. Read on for the video interview we did with Thijs Feryn - you can also get the audio from his talk PHP Through the Eyes of a Hoster which was published here on...

Larry Garfield's Blog: Architectural priorities

Larry Garfield's Blog: Architectural priorities
Larry Garfield has a recent post to his blog that outlines what he thinks are some of the top priorities you should take into consideration when architecting your next application - small or large - and lays that structure on top of what the Drupal project is doing.Understanding architecture, and the trade-offs that different architectures imply, is an important part of any software project. [...] To be able to speak and think about the design of your system properly, though, you need to understand the...

Cats Who Code: 10 useful new WordPress hacks

Cats Who Code: 10 useful new WordPress hacks
The Cats Who Code blog has some handy WordPress tips for those out there using the popular software to power their sites. These ten tips cover a wide range of subjects, so hopefully you'll find one of use to you in the list.WordPress is the platform of choice for most bloggers, and WordPress hacks is one of the most popular topics on CatsWhoCode. This is why I've decided to compile 10 new and extremely useful hack for WordPress.Here's their list of ten - some most include code snippets you can cut&paste...

Web Builder Zone: PHPUnit 3.5: easier asserting and mocking

Web Builder Zone: PHPUnit 3.5: easier asserting and mocking
On the Web Builder Zone (part of DZone) Giorgio Sironi has a new article talking about new features in the latest release of PHPUnit including one of his own introduction - the MockBuilder to make mocking in tests simpler.The official release of PHPUnit 3.5 is now available for PEAR installation, after a long beta period. PHPUnit 3.5 provides many new features such as a bunch of new assertions methods and annotations, and a little but very useful contribution of mine: the MockBuilder. [...] As you may...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 09.28.2010

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 09.28.2010
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Manipulating Configuration Data with Zend_Config

Manipulating Configuration Data with Zend_Config
When building a Web application, you'll often find it necessary to save and retrieve user-defined configuration values. Rather than rolling your own code, consider using Zend_Config, which offers a complete API to read and write configuration data in INI, XML and PHP array formats. In this article, I'll give you a crash course in how Zend_Config works, and show you how you can integrate it into a PHP application.

Authenticating with OAuth from PHP

Authenticating with OAuth from PHP
I've been looking into OAuth recently and really like what I see, so I started looking at actually starting to play with something that uses it (and isn't twitter). In the pursuit of this, I spent some time walking through the process of how to actually authenticate using OAuth, as a client. I chose Yahoo!'s service, because they have some fabulous developer documentation and have a standard OAuth implementation. Although you don't strictly need any special libraries to handle OAuth, that would be a bit...

Magic has a price, but it doesn't need to be your life

Magic has a price, but it doesn't need to be your life
So I heard rumors that one of the teams at Liip was struggling with the performance of a symfony app, which was casting doubt on symfony in general. Now that team solved their performance issues by using a filter to do some aggressive caching. This fit nicely in the content workflow anyway since updates do not come in all the frequently anyway. So they just cache everything and added a feature to prime the caches for content changes. Problem solved, but doubts remained for other projects. So I wanted to...

Another PHP Unconference is over - A wrap up

Another PHP Unconference is over - A wrap up
This years PHPUnconference is over. As every year before, it has been a fantastic event. The Unconference in Hamburg is one of the meet-ups, which I am happily looking forward to each year.

Symfony News: Translation Component Now Avabilable (Symfony2)

Symfony News: Translation Component Now Avabilable (Symfony2)
As Fabien Potencier recently mentioned, the Translation component for the Symfony framework has recently been made available for use in the Symfony2 framework.The Symfony2 Translation Component is now available. The documentation is here on github. As always, I need your feedback.The documentation includes some best practices examples and describes how to use it to internationalize all of the messages in your application. You'll need to update your configuration yaml files with a few settings so you can...

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Missing pcre.h when installing pecl_oauth

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Missing pcre.h when installing pecl_oauth
If you've ever come up against an error when trying to compile the pecl_oauth package (from the PECL repository), you might take a look at this new post from Lorna Mitchell on how she solved the issue and got the compile running smoothly again.When I tried to install from PECL, it grabbed the files, ran the configure step but stopped with an error status during make. [...] Closer inspection showed this line around the point things started to go wrong: Error [...] pcre.h: No such file or directory. I...

Rob Allen's Blog: ZendTool providers in ZF2 (dev1)

Rob Allen's Blog: ZendTool providers in ZF2 (dev1)
Rob Allen has a quick post about his conversion of his schema manager over from the Zend Framework version 1 to the upcoming version 2 - a simple task, as it turns out.I've started playing with the development versions of ZF 2.0 and one of the first things I thought I'd do was to port Akrabat_Db_Schema_Manager. It turned out to be reasonably easy. All I needed to do was rework my use of ZF components to use the new ZF2 ones. Whilst I was at it, I also converted it to use namespaces. I also had to...

Brian Swan's Blog: Rendering SQL Server Reports as Excel Documents with PHP

Brian Swan's Blog: Rendering SQL Server Reports as Excel Documents with PHP
Brian Swan has a new post to his blog that looks at a method for pulling back the reports from a SQL Server instance in something a bit more readable/useful - an Excel document.One of the most common questions [from his previous post] has been "How do I render a report as an Excel document?" I've been telling folks that this is easy with the SSRS SDK for PHP (and it is easy), but when I sat down to do it, I ran into a problem. So, in this post, I'll show you how to render a SSRS report as an Excel...