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Michelangelo Van Dam's Blog: ZendCon Unconference Announcement

Michelangelo Van Dam's Blog: ZendCon Unconference Announcement
Following the announcement of this year's unconference at the Zend/PHP Conference, Michelangelo Van Dam has posted some of his thoughts about being the one running the show this year.Yes, there's going to be unconference (uncon) sessions at ZendCon 2010 ! I was chosen to run these very interesting, educative and as-equally high-valued parallel sessions at the PHP conference in Santa-Clara, CA. [...] I'm looking forward being your host for the ZendCon unconference and I hope I can achieve the same passion...

Christian Weiske's Blog: First work on the Generic PHP Application Installer

Christian Weiske's Blog: First work on the Generic PHP Application Installer
In a recent post to his site Christian Weiske shares some of the first steps being made toward an installer he's made that could be used for installing PHP applications of just about any type.Half a year after I collected requirements for a generic PHP application installer, Kore already implemented the first bits of it for the Arbit installer, which is supposed to be generic enough for other PHP applications, too. He also held a talk at the PHP Unconference in Hamburg, collecting more requirements for...

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 09.27.2010

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 09.27.2010
Latest PEAR Releases: DB_Sqlite_Tools 0.1.7 MP3_Playlist 0.5.2 Net_Monitor 0.2.5 Image_Color2 0.1.5

PHP Barcelona Conference 2010 is here!

PHP Barcelona Conference 2010 is here!
The PHP Barcelona User Group is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the PHP Barcelona Conference . Come to the shores of the Mediterranean for two fun-packed days of cutting edge PHP, Application Scalability, High Performance, Databases, Integration, Testing, Clouds (not in the sky, we hope) and many many more topics and surprises. The event will take place from the 29th to the 30th of October and will bring together Ilia Alshanetsky, Fabien Potencier, Stefan Priebsch, Lorenzo Alberton, Enrico Zimuel...

Architectural priorities

Architectural priorities
As anyone who has followed my past work knows, software architecture is a particular interest of mine. I find the subject fascinating, but my interest is not entirely selfish. Understanding architecture, and the trade-offs that different architectures imply, is an important part of any software project. Whether you're discussing a Content Management Platform like Drupal, a language like PHP, or a particular web site, having a solid understanding of the "big picture" is crucial not only for building the...

First work on the Generic PHP Application Installer

First work on the Generic PHP Application Installer
Half a year after I collected requirements for a generic PHP application installer , Kore already implemented the first bits of it for the Arbit installer, which is supposed to be generic enough for other PHP applications, too. He also held a talk at the PHP Unconference in Hamburg, collecting more requirements for it. There is already some code in arbit's svn repository which at least generates a .phar file that checks your application requirements and collects configuration...

Doctrine2 CouchDB support! But Why?

Doctrine2 CouchDB support! But Why?
As I blogged recently we started working on CouchDB support on top of the Doctrine2 infrastructure back at FrOSCamp. For me its been a while since I have taken a leading role in the development of an OSS component. Ever since I left PEAR, I have mainly been helping out here and there and with php.net I was doing organizational stuff. So its kinda fun to be back at working on some OSS code with significant contributions in terms of code. There is still a lot of work ahead, so I wouldn't mind a few helping...

Killing a dead ssh connection

Killing a dead ssh connection
One feature telnet has and I always missed from ssh was the ^] shortcut, giving you a way to terminate the connection.ssh has a similar feature. If you setup 'escape characters', you can terminate the connection by typing '~.' Just add the following to your .ssh/config:Host *EscapeChar ~You can change the character here too, but ~ is the default and a sensible one.If you're dealing with crappy ssh connections that often terminate, you can add the following to make the client send a keep-alive package...

PHP Barcelona Conference 2010

PHP Barcelona Conference 2010
The PHP Barcelona User Group is pleased to announce the 4th edition of the PHP Barcelona Conference. Come to the shores of the Mediterranean for two fun-packed days of cutting edge PHP, Application Scalability, High Performance, Databases, Integration, Testing, Clouds (not in the sky, we hope) and many many more topics and surprises. The event will take place from the 29th to the 30th of October and will bring together Ilia Alshanetsky, Fabien Potencier, Stefan Priebsch, Lorenzo Alberton, Enrico Zimuel...

International PHP Conference

International PHP Conference
Not just another conference - this year has seen some high-valued conferences (like our IPC Spring Edition in Berlin) and we are already preparing the next big PHP conference. But this year makes a difference. It's the 10th. anniversary of the International PHP Conference. Being in business for ten years, we met some great people, made true fans and encouraged PHP developers all over the world to commit their passion for web-development to a growing community, that is behind some of the most...

Jordi Boggiano's Blog: PHP Console in Your Browser

Jordi Boggiano's Blog: PHP Console in Your Browser
Jordi Boggiano has a new post today looking at his PHP console script that works in your browser that sets up easily and works from your localhost web server - php-console.Since I spend most of my days programming PHP I tend to need that a lot and a few years back I wrote a small script that would let me type php code in my browser and execute it. Nothing fancy, but quite useful. Over the years a few people got interest seeing me use it and asked for the sources, so instead of repackaging it every time,...

ZendCon Unconference Announcement

ZendCon Unconference Announcement
Yes, there's going to be unconference (uncon) sessions at ZendCon 2010 ! I was chosen to run these very interesting, educative and as-equally high-valued parallel sessions at the PHP conference in Santa-Clara, CA.For those who never heard about uncon sessions before, let me explain the situation a bit. Each conference has only so-many slots for talks and the hardest part is to choose the best talks people are willing to pay an entrance ticket for.But that doesn't mean those who've submitted one or more...

php|architect: Analysis: Following Ruby Makes PHP Number Two

php|architect: Analysis: Following Ruby Makes PHP Number Two
On the php|architect blog today Bill Karwin has posted his response to this interesting suggestion from Dennis Hoston about how to "reinvent" object-oriented programming in PHP.Dennis acknowledges that the name needs work. But, getting past that, his blog is about some creative experiments Dennis is working on. He has come up with a pretty innovative way of creating objects dynamically in PHP that allows for some usage that conventional PHP coding techniques don't support.He talks about some of the...

Pique Web Podcast: Episode 4 - Security and Account Manager

Pique Web Podcast: Episode 4 - Security and Account Manager
The Pique Web podcast has posted their latest episode - episode 4 has Sean and Paul with special guest Ed Finkler talking about security and Account Manager (among other things).Ed Finkler is our guest of awesome, he works on spaz which is an AWARD WINNING micro-blogging client.Other topics of discussion include: Magento Habari Google's Rebooting Responsible Disclosure and an interview with Dan Mills To listen you can either grab the direct download or subscribe to their feed for these and other great...

Zend Developer Zone: Announcing ZendCon 2010's UnCon

Zend Developer Zone: Announcing ZendCon 2010's UnCon
On the Zend Developer Zone Matthew Weier O'Phinney as officially announced that there will be an unconference at this year's Zend/PHP Conference in November in Santa Clara, California.Contrary to earlier reports, ZendCon's unconference -- a set of parallel, participant-driven sessions -- will be happening again this year, for the fourth year running. This year, Michelangelo van Dam has agreed to take the reins from Keith Casey and chair this year's UnCon event. Michelangelo is well-known in the PHP...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 09.24.2010

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 09.24.2010
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Developer.com: Build Your First PHP for Android Application SitePoint PHP Blog: Should You Close Your PHP Code Tags? Ibuildings techPortal: Building an Continuous Integration Server for PHP with Hudson Qafoo.com: Practical PHPUnit: Testing XML generation Cal Evans' Blog: Man up! (A developer's responsibility to their team) Site News: Job Postings for the week of 09.12.2010 Sameer Borate's Blog: Raw vs. cooked PHP $_POST variables Brian Swan's Blog:...

web2project v2.1 Release Notes

web2project v2.1 Release Notes
As of 22 September 2010, web2project v2.1 is officially released! You can download it from SourceForge now. For Project Managers, there are not a huge number of tangible improvements. This was mostly a cleanup release: The most important part is that now a User can add Tasklogs for people other than themselves. When you create or edit a Task, you can denote "Allow users to add task logs for others" which allows just that. Users can add hours for anyone currently assigned to work on the Task. The system...

Announcing ZendCon 2010's UnCon

Announcing ZendCon 2010's UnCon
Contrary to earlier reports, ZendCon's unconference -- a set of parallel, participant-driven sessions -- will be happening again this year, for the fourth year running -- this year with Michelangelo van Dam at the helm!

Speaking at the International PHP Conference and SymfonyDay

Speaking at the International PHP Conference and SymfonyDay
It's going to be an interesting week in October, when I'm speaking at SymfonyDay right before the weekend, then doing the International PHP Conference right after. But it's going to be a PHP-filled week for starting the 9th of October. In Cologne I'll be doing a workshop on starting development with symfony, and in Mainz I'll be speaking about documentation and integrating symfony and Zend Framework.

Community News: SymfonyDay 2010 Registration Discount

Community News: SymfonyDay 2010 Registration Discount
The organizers at Symfony Day 2010 have set up a discount for you to use to register for the event - 50 tickets for 100 Euro (including VAT) - to those using the discount code "PHPDEVSFDAYCGN10".The German symfony conference will take place in October 8th, 2010 in Cologne. Registration for conference and workshop is now open. Participation is 120 Euro for the day, including food and drinks. The event will take place at Komed in Cologne.This discount will only last until Wednesday (the 29th) so if you...