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Ubuntu has a new font

Ubuntu has a new font
Along with the release of 10.10, Ubuntu came with a new self-named font. I love it. It's quirky, yet very legible.The font is open-source, with a pretty straightforward license, which comes down to: 'include this license when redistributing. There's very little good free fonts out there that actually allow you to embed it on your site, but with this one you can.You can download the ttf's from here. Embedding it using css is easy:@font-face { font-family: "Ubuntu Sans"; src:...

UltraVisual Blog: Running PHP Eclipse with FDT / FB & Ant

UltraVisual Blog: Running PHP Eclipse with FDT / FB & Ant
From the UltraVisual blog there's a recent post showing how you can get PHP Eclipse working with FDT/Flash Builder and Ant to create some custom automated tasks.OK, so lately I have been doing a lot of work in both FDT & Flash builder and building data centric applications with PHP and mySQL back ends, it has been vital that my work flow has been up to scratch to ensure that these project's deadlines have been met and also so that I don't go crazy doing loads of crap that I don't need to do! As I have...

AjaxRay.com: Setting up Database testing with Kohana UnitTest module

AjaxRay.com: Setting up Database testing with Kohana UnitTest module
On the AjaxRay.com blog there's a new post showing you how to set up unit testing for your Kohana v3-based application through PHPUnit.Kohana Unittest module has made testing in Kohana v3 easy and fun. Lysender wrote a cool, straight forward post about how to set it up and running. I'll just talk here about how I have set up database testing with Kohana Unittest for my personal use. Not saying "How to set up". Because it's obviously not the best way to do this.They walk you through the creation of the...

UncleCode.com: Install PHPUnit Manually without Pear for a Single Project

UncleCode.com: Install PHPUnit Manually without Pear for a Single Project
From the UncleCode.com blog there's a recent post showing you how to install PHPUnit manually without PEAR if you either don't have the access or just want to install it yourself.This tutorial is an easy start to test your PHP source code which is build using classes i.e. OOP's with/without wamp/xamp doesn't really matter. The key to PHPUnit installation is set correct include path of your PHPUnit directory and extend correct phpUnit class in test case file.They give you a quick eight step process...

Pique Web Podcast: Episode 5 - Web Platforms and Twitter

Pique Web Podcast: Episode 5 - Web Platforms and Twitter
The Pique Web podcast has released their latest episode (episode #5) with a continuation from their earlier discussions with Ed Finkler about web platforms and Twitter.Pique Web is about interesting things on the web. Perhaps even things that Pique our Interest. You see what's happening here. Your regular hosts are Sean Coates and Paul Reinheimer, guests join them with some regularity. This is Part 2 of our interview with Ed Finkler, discussing Web Platforms and Twitter.You can either use the in-page...

SaniSoft Blog: Lambda functions and Closures in PHP 5.3c

SaniSoft Blog: Lambda functions and Closures in PHP 5.3c
On the SaniSoft blog there's a recent post looking at one of the more recent and more powerful features to be included in PHP (as of 5.3) - lambdas and closures.PHP 5.3 has introduced a whole new range of cool features like Namespaces, late static binding, new error levels, to name a few. But the functionality that I found most handy for day to day programming is the Lambda functions and Closures that found their way in PHP through version 5.3The introduce the concept of the lambda/closure functions and...

Zend Developer Zone: Passing the ZCE PHP 5.3 certification exam!

Zend Developer Zone: Passing the ZCE PHP 5.3 certification exam!
If you've been considering taking the Zend Certified Engineer exam for PHP 5.3 but want to be sure you know what you need to pass, take a look at this new post to the Zend Developer Zone with some helpful hints on the topics the test covers.According to Zend, the exam covers the following topics: PHP Basics, Functions, Data Format & Types, Web Features, Object Oriented Programming, Security, I/O, Strings and Patterns, Databases and Arrays. I will detail each topic as to what you should expect at the...

Ibuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: Advanced Git

Ibuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: Advanced Git
On the Ibuildings techPortal today they've posted the latest episode of their DPCRadio series (recordings of the sessions at this year's Dutch PHP Conference) - David Soria Parra's talk "Advanced Git".Besides OpenSource projects like the Linux Kernel, OpenJDK or Perl, companies increasingly use distributed version control systems like Git and Mercurial. Their unique features makes new and modern work-flows possible, which are particularly useful in agile development. The talk gives a introduction to the...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 10.12.2010

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 10.12.2010
Latest PECL Releases: expect 0.2.7 dbase 5.0.1

Passing the ZCE PHP 5.3 certification exam!

Passing the ZCE PHP 5.3 certification exam!
Get ZCE certified NOW ! In this article I am detailing each topic covered by the ZCE PHP 5.3 certification exam, explaining what areas are more important than others, what you need to know and what you need to understand. Then I will explain PHP 5.3 newest features and which of them are the most important for taking the ZCE certification exam. Read the full article to learn about the required topics for the 200-530 exam a

Rob Allen's Blog: A form in your layout

Rob Allen's Blog: A form in your layout
If you've ever wanted to have a form that stuck with every page of your Zend Framework application, Rob Allen might just have your solution in his latest blog post.I recently received an email asking for my advice about how to handle a form that appears on every page. I want to add a newsletter sign up box to layout.phtml so it will appear on every page. The layout-content() comes from several different action controllers... So how do I handle the newsletter sign up? I thought that the answer is...

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Speed up PHP scripts with asynchronous database queries

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Speed up PHP scripts with asynchronous database queries
In a new post to his blog Gonzalo Ayuso has a suggestion for speeding up your scripts that use multiple database connections, possibly ones with larger queries that could take a while to run - asynchronous query handling.That's the situation. A web application with 4 heavy queries. Yes I know you can use a cache or things like that but imagine you must perform the four queries yes or yes. As I say before the four database queries are heavy ones. 2 seconds per one. Do it sequentially, that's means our...

Zend Developer Zone: Web2project: Then and Now

Zend Developer Zone: Web2project: Then and Now
On the Zend Developer Zone, there's a post from Keith Casey about an open source project he's worked on for the past three years has made it to get where it is. This also includes some of the challenges they faced and how they've made sure the code's gotten better over time.When most people think of Open Source PHP projects, some immediately spring to mind. If you're a developer or a blogger, there are obvious choices, but what about options for small to medium businesses? What Open Source projects are...

Behind The New VPR Homepage

Behind The New VPR Homepage
Found Line had the privilege of designing and developing Vermont Public Radio's (VPR) new homepage. VPR's Online Manager, Jonathan Butler, wrote a blog post about how the redesigned homepage delivers more content to VPR.net visitors. Here I'll talk about the technology behind this new homepage. Atom Syndication Format Most of VPR's web content is currently stored in a proprietary content management system (CMS). The first step was publishing the needed content from the CMS out into an open format. VPR's...

Symfony Blog: Symfony Live 2011: Paris & San Francisco

Symfony Blog: Symfony Live 2011: Paris & San Francisco
On the Symfony blog today there's a new post with conference information about two upcoming Symfony Live events happening in Paris and San Francisco in 2011.So, for the third year in a row, I and Sensio Labs are very proud to announce the Symfony Live conference for 2011 in Paris. And I am even more excited to announce that for the first time, we will also organize a Symfony Live conference in the US (in San Francisco). The San Francisco conference will take place on February 8-9th; and the Paris...

Sebastian Bergmann's Blog: The German Edition Started Shipping!

Sebastian Bergmann's Blog: The German Edition Started Shipping!
For those of you anxiously awaiting the PHP Quality Assurance book from Sebastian Bergmann and Stefan Priebsch, there's good news on Sebastian's blog today (well, for those that speak German).The German Edition of the PHP Quality Assurance book started shipping. Stefan and I, as well as all our contributing authors, are very happy about this.The rest of the post describes the book and the case studies that make it up to give you a good overall view of what can be done to help ensure the quality of your...

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 10.11.2010

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 10.11.2010
Latest PEAR Releases: Math_Stats 0.9.1 Science_Chemistry 1.1.1 HTML_Select_Common 1.2.0 Crypt_RC42 0.9.0 Crypt_RC4 1.0.3 XML_Statistics 0.2.0 Math_Matrix 0.8.6 Services_Digg2 0.3.2 Math_Vector 0.7.0 Math_Complex 0.8.6 Math_Matrix 0.8.7 Net_Cyrus 0.3.2 File_DNS 0.1.0 HTTP_Server 0.4.1 XML_Wddx 1.0.2 HTTP_WebDAV_Server 1.0.0RC5 RDF 0.2.0 File_Find 1.3.1 Image_GIS 1.1.2 PHP_Compat 1.6.0a3 Image_Graph 0.8.0 LiveUser_Admin 0.4.0 HTTP_Upload 1.0.0b2 VersionControl_SVN 0.3.4 Net_GameServerQuery 0.3.0...

PHPNW10: Teach a Man to Fish

PHPNW10: Teach a Man to Fish
Last weekend I gave a talk at PHPNW10 in Manchester, entitled "Teach a Man to Fish". This is a keynote about teams and how to use the resources around you to create a team where individuals and the whole team continues to learn and develop. The slides are not very detailed, but I'll be blogging some of the items I mentioned (requests welcome, if you saw it and would like to see any of it written down then just leave me a comment!). Slides: Teach a Man To FishView more presentations from Lorna Mitchell.

Twitter and Emails are good; Postcards are better

Twitter and Emails are good; Postcards are better
As a lead developer of Symfony, I need feedback. Symfony being an Open-Source project, there is no way I can know how many people are using it, who they are and what they do with it. That's fine and all, but sometimes, that would really help me to know the Symfony user base a bit more. Sure enough, I have some feedback via email and Twitter. Actually, I receive tons of emails every single day about Symfony and my other Open-Source projects (with a raising number of Git pull requests... keep them coming...

Leadership lessons, or are MBA courses any good?

Leadership lessons, or are MBA courses any good?
Article originally from rooJSolutions blog And now for something different.. I have a friend doing a course at HKU on Leadership, and with the feedback I'm getting, the course might just be missing the plot a bit.From my side of the fence, ever since I gave up on my Masters, I have been generally dismissive of post-graduate courses at Universities. There was a serious sense of 'If you can't do it, teach it..' (or now if you really can't do it, blog about it..). My sense is that there is a reasonably...