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David Sklar's Blog: Fast Multiple String Replacement in PHP

David Sklar's Blog: Fast Multiple String Replacement in PHP
David Sklar has a new post to his blog today sharing an extension he's created to make replacing strings in PHP a much faster task - Boxwood.A straightforward way to do [string replacement] in PHP is to pass an array of words to look for and their replacements to a function like str_replace() or str_ireplace(). Or, similarly, use a regular expression that gloms the search terms together (and potentially checks word boundaries.) There are assorted WordPress plugins that work like this. The problem with...

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: How to Be a Good Conference Citizen

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: How to Be a Good Conference Citizen
Planning on attending one of the many upcoming conferences - PHP related or not? You might check out some of the suggestions Lorna Mitchell has about being a good "conference citizen" while you're there.I get to a lot of events and the crowds at each one are different and there's a different atmosphere - but at every event there are people who are making the whole thing less enjoyable for everyone else. Probably a lot of those people don't much care what effect their behaviour has on other people, but if...

Brian Swan's Blog: PHP Manager for IIS 7 Released!

Brian Swan's Blog: PHP Manager for IIS 7 Released!
As Brian Swan mentions in his latest blog post, the PHP Manager product from Microsoft has been officially released for IIS7.There have been some significant changes in the final release since I wrote about the first beta release a month ago. Not only have several bugs have been fixed, but new functionality has been added. Now the PHP Manager can help you validate and optimize your PHP installations on IIS. [...] You can download x86 and x64 versions of the PHP Manager here:...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 10.01.2010

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 10.01.2010
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:php|architect: Analysis: Following Ruby Makes PHP Number Two Jordi Boggiano's Blog: PHP Console in Your Browser Kevin Schroeder's Blog: You want to do WHAT with PHP? Chapter 8 PHP-Code.net: Securing PHP Applications Part II - Securing PHP code Web Builder Zone: PHPUnit 3.5: easier asserting and mocking Symfony News: Translation Component Now Avabilable (Symfony2) Zend Developer Zone: Announcing ZendCon 2010's UnCon Cats Who Code: 10 useful new...

1st October 2010 RGraph release - it's charity month!

1st October 2010 RGraph release - it's charity month!
In October, 25% of all license fees will be donated to Unicef - the international charity for children. So if you're sitting on the fence, now is a great time to buy! As for changes: Added the getBar() method to the Bar chart, which greatly simplifies determining the bar that has been clicked on, or hovered over etc. The XML documentation is now no longer available. Funnel chart shadows can now go upwards Converted the remaining chart types to DOM2 for tooltips: Funnel Gantt HProgress Rose...

Programming language trade-offs

Programming language trade-offs
There has been much discussion of late in Drupal about Object-Oriented Programming. That's not really surprising, given that Drupal 7 is the first version that has really tried to use objects in any meaningful way (vis, as something other than arrays that pass strangely). However, too much of the discussion has boiled down to "OMG objects are inflexible so they're evil!" vs. "OMG objects are cool, yay!" Both positions are harmfully naive. It is important for us to take a step back and examine why one...