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Brian Swan's Blog: Paging Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP: Simplified

Brian Swan's Blog: Paging Data with the SQL Server Drivers for PHP: Simplified
Brian Swan has simplified the pagination using the SQL Server drivers for PHP in his latest post. He shows how to use a cursor to move around in the result set from your query.An oversimplified definition of a database cursor might be this: A cursor is database functionality that allows you to point to a certain location within a result set and allows you to move forward (and sometimes backward, depending upon the cursor type) through the result set one row at a time. [...] In the paging [scenario], I'll...

ZendCasts.com: Setting up Zend_HTTP_UserAgent

ZendCasts.com: Setting up Zend_HTTP_UserAgent
In a recent post to the ZendCasts.com site, they've added a new screencast showing you how to set up Zend_HTTP_UserAgent, the component of the Zend Framework that lets you determine the software the site's visitor is using.With the plethora of mobile devices available on the market, it's increasingly important to be able to identify the capabilities of those devices in order to present content in a an appropriate way. For instance, if the device is not capable of displaying images, you might want to omit...

Shameer Chamal's Blog: Why Kohana is an awesome framework

Shameer Chamal's Blog: Why Kohana is an awesome framework
On his blog today Shameer Chamal has a new post about a framework he's recently developed an appreciation for (he calls it "awesome" in fact) - Kohana.In this article we will discuss some important features of Kohana, a promising and the sexiest community driven php framework. This article is pretty basic and intended to instigate those who are still not familiar with this framework. One of the problem with this framework is the lack of well organized documentation. Anyway there are many useful resources...

9Lessons: Facebook Graph API Connect with PHP and Jquery

9Lessons: Facebook Graph API Connect with PHP and Jquery
In a new post to the 9Lessons blog Srinivas Tamada shows how to connect your application to the Facebook Graph API with the PHP you're already using and jQuery. (You'll need to set up a Facebook application to be able to follow along)Last few days I have been working on labs.9lessons to connecting Facebook Graph API access token system, it's very interesting. This post I had presented in easy way to connect and read the Facebook home timeline with PHP and Jquery. Explained how to store facebook token and...

Community News: ConFoo Early Bird Deadline ends in 3 Days!

Community News: ConFoo Early Bird Deadline ends in 3 Days!
If you're looking for a great conference to attend that's not just PHP specific (there's tracks for not just PHP but also Python, Java, Front-end development and Ruby) you should take a look at ConFoo happening March 9th through 11th in Montreal. The event brings together almost 150 different sessions into a packed three day event. They've just recently posted their schedule too.PHP Qu&eacutebec, Montr&eacuteal-Python, Montreal.rb, W3Qc and OWASP Montr&eacuteal are proud to announce the second edition of...

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP
Here's what was popular in the PHP community one year ago today:Rob James' Blog: Configure Apache to run Tomcat and PHP ZendCasts.com: Writing a Zend_Auth_Adapter with Doctrine Ryan Mauger's Blog: Keeping your html valid with Zend Framework, Tidy and Firebug Joey Rivera's Blog: Using Zend_Paginator with Twitter API and Zend_Cache Brian Swan's Blog: Top 10 PHP-Microsoft Resources PHPBuilder.com: Mitigate the Security Risks of PHP System Command Execution Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Stopping CodeIgniter from...

Going to PHPBenelux

Going to PHPBenelux
Thanks to my awesome employer, I'll be heading to the PHPBenelux conference in Antwerp this weekend. Even though I've been doing PHP stuff for a bit, this is actually the first time I'm going to a PHP-specific conference. The schedule looks pretty interesting, so I'll be pretty busy.If you're going and want to say hi or drink some beers friday or saturday, drop me a line!

Number System Primer

Number System Primer
I regularly teach the Zend Certification course and one thing that really splits those with a Computer Science background from those without is handling number systems other than decimal. Personally I don't see it as a major omission, I certainly don't work with those systems very often in web development! However, ZCE includes decimal, binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers in its syllabus, so I always make sure to stop and teach it. Here's a quick round-up of how they work: Decimal We all know how to...

Community News: phpDay 2011 Call for Papers Deadline Closes In!

Community News: phpDay 2011 Call for Papers Deadline Closes In!
Consider this your reminder - the Call for Papers for Italy's phpDay conference officially closes on January 31st, 2010! Don't forget to contribute your ideas!The Italian phpDay Conference will be held this year on May 12th-14th, so if you are Italian or English speaker and you want have a session in an international PHP conference fill the form and send us your presentation. As a no profit organization we have not a big budget but we will refund speakers accommodation, meals and we'll give them from 200...

Community News: php|architect Tek11 Webcast Series

Community News: php|architect Tek11 Webcast Series
As they've done in years before, the folks at php|architect have set up a series of webcasts leading up to this year's tek11 confernece. This new series includes talks from: Josh Butts on Phactory for Unit Testing Nate Abele on the Lithium Framework Aaron Brazell on Pluggable Authorization in WordPress Matthew Weier O'Phinney on Git Over it There's registration links for each webcast off of this page so take a look at the descriptions and sign up for those that interest you!

Cal Evans' Blog: Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 6

Cal Evans' Blog: Six ways to be a better client for your developer - Point 6
Cal Evans has posted the final point in his "Six Ways to be a Better Client for your Developer" series seeking to make the client/developer relationship more stable and enjoyable for both sides. This latest tip involves the paperwork part of the relationship.Good fences make good neighbors just as good contracts make for good developer/client relations. At the very least your agreement with your developer should contain a complete description - in non-vague terms - of each feature to be built as well as...

Zend Developer Zone: MySQLND, MySQL_UH and other goodies available to PHP programmers

Zend Developer Zone: MySQLND, MySQL_UH and other goodies available to PHP programmers
On the Zend Developer Zone today there's a new post from Cal Evans mentioning some goodies that are available to PHP programmers in the world of MySQL.PHP 5.3 shipped with a new driver for MySQL, mysqlnd or MySQL Native Driver. While one of it's biggest features is that it gives us a mysql driver that is part of PHP so it doesn't suffer from licensing issues that the previous driver did. However, in the redesign, the architecture was changed.He mentions the mysqlnd_uh that's a part of this new MySQL...

Ibuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: Working with Zend_Form

Ibuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: Working with Zend_Form
On the Ibuildings techPortal today they've posted the latest episode in their DPCRadio podcast series (as recorded at the Dutch PHP Conference 2010) - a talk from Rob Allen about working with Zend_Form (from the Zend Framework).Zend_Form is a powerful component than can simplify form handling within your web application. Find out in this session how to make Zend_Form render and validate your form elements and ease the pain of forms on web pages.We will look at configuration, data filters & validation and...

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Tidy Your WordPress Menu HTML

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Tidy Your WordPress Menu HTML
On the SitePoint PHP blog today there's a new post from Craig Buckler for the WordPress users out there. The HTML that this popular blog/CMS tools spits out can sometimes be not-so-semantic. Craig shares a tip on cleaning up one aspect of it - the methods returning lists for menus or sitemaps.love WordPress. I also love clean semantic HTML. Unfortunately, several of the standard WordPress theme functions return code that is a little untidy. For me, the primary culprits are wp_list_pages() and the newer...

PHPDay, come to Verona for the day (or 3)

PHPDay, come to Verona for the day (or 3)
PHP conferences continue to sprout up all over the world. While it's not a new one, PHPD ay will be May 12-14, 2011 in Verona, Italy. If you click on through, I'll give you more details.

Bence Eros' Blog: Creating an interactive debugger for PHP

Bence Eros' Blog: Creating an interactive debugger for PHP
Bence Eros has submitted a new post from his blog that looks at the method he came up with to create an interactive debugger for PHP. It's just a prototype/proof of concept that lets you execute PHP code in the browser (using eval - a little scary, I'll admit).Last night I created a prototype for an interactive debugger for PHP without the need of any IDE-plugin. In this post I'm going to show what I found. Unfortunately you will need some time to put the environment together, but I think it's worth...

Community News: PHP Community Conference Website Update - Call for Proposals & Sponsorships

Community News: PHP Community Conference Website Update - Call for Proposals & Sponsorships
The PHP Community Conference website has gotten a bit of an update to help fill in some of the gaps about the conference. They've added pages specifically for the Call for Papers and for Sponsorship options.From the Call for Papers:We're calling for presentations on the topic of real world PHP. Tell us about an inspiring project you're working on and why it's important. We don't want to focus on the details of the code itself, but rather on how your project solves a problem or fills a need.And from the...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
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Browser rending weirdness OSX and firefox

Browser rending weirdness OSX and firefox
Article originally from rooJSolutions blog Sometimes rendering bugs can be very annoying, IE has it's share of misbehaving, but usually firefox, chrome are consistant and never need much testing. However on one site, prior to going live someone testing on OSX kept saying that the menu bar was broken in Firefox.Testing on Windows and Linux it looked fine. however on their browser, the horizontal line of buttons for the menu broke into two lines. It was not until I finally did remote control on her PC was...

PHPWomen.org: DayCamp for Developers 2 - Telecommuting

PHPWomen.org: DayCamp for Developers 2 - Telecommuting
On the PHPWomen blog today there's a new post talking about two of the group's members - Ligaya Turmelle and Lorna Mitchell that will be participating in the second installment of the Day Camp 4 Developers series. This time the focus is on telecommuting.I bring this up *not just* because it will be a great conference on a subject that is "the holy grail for many developers" - Telecommuting, but also because it will again have 2 of our members in the 5 speaker lineup - Ligaya Turmelle and Lorna Jane...