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DZone.com: And now instead, 5 things Java envies PHP for

DZone.com: And now instead, 5 things Java envies PHP for
Giorgio Sironi has posted the other side of the PHP/Java envy perspective in this new article on DZone.com - five things that Java envies PHP for (The first article is here offering the opposite perspective).The comparison is only on web applications and dynamic websites, as PHP does not compete on the desktop. I am a PHP programmer, but I work in Java on university-related projects. If you notice something is missing from the comparisons in this list, feel free to comment and complete my depiction of...

Cal Evans' Blog: Accessing Twitter via Zend_Service_Twitter

Cal Evans' Blog: Accessing Twitter via Zend_Service_Twitter
In this new post to his blog Cal Evans talks about a project he was working on that needed to interface with Twitter via their API. This, of course, requires OAuth but his script is all backend and Twitter requires a frontend to allow the application access.There is no front end at all. It just collects info and stores it in a database so I can query it later. (I'm an old-school database guy and love just writing ad-hoc queries to see what I can see) Twitter wants to redirect you to a site once you have...

PHPBuilder.com: Taking Advantage of Simple Cloud with the Zend Cloud Component

PHPBuilder.com: Taking Advantage of Simple Cloud with the Zend Cloud Component
On PHPBuilder.com today there's a new tutorial looking at how you can use the Simple Cloud technology that Zend offers directly from your Zend Framework application with the help of the Zend_Cloud component.In an effort to eliminate this inconvenience several companies (among them Zend, Microsoft, and IBM) have banded together to create the Simple Cloud API. The Simple Cloud API offers a unified interface for document storage, file storage, and simple queue services, and currently supports several of the...

NetTuts.com: How to Send Text Messages with PHP

NetTuts.com: How to Send Text Messages with PHP
On NetTuts.com today there's a new tutorial showing you how to send text messages via SMS directly from your script to the user's cell phone.Text messaging has become extremely widespread throughout the world - to the point where an increasing number of web applications have integrated SMS to notify users of events, sales or coupons directly through their mobile devices. In this tutorial, we will cover the fundamentals of sending text messages with PHP.Their method "cheats" a little bit and uses an...

Community News: Client Bucket Workshops in NYC (Content Management Systems)

Community News: Client Bucket Workshops in NYC (Content Management Systems)
Client Bucket Workshops is holding another event in New York at the City College of New York on January 29th - "Content Management System (CMS) Design with PHP, Javascript, and MySQL: Learn How to Design a Dynamic Content Driven Website from Scratch or by Using a framework". It's a full day event happening this Saturday.A website Content Management System (CMS) is a framework that simplifies the management of content published on the web. Smart administrators and individual website owners use content...

MySQLND, MySQL_UH and other goodies available to PHP programmers

MySQLND, MySQL_UH and other goodies available to PHP programmers
Have you ever heard of PECL /mysql_uh? Ok, fine, maybe you have but I hadn't until I read this blog post byawell, I'm not sure who it's by but it was RTed by @PierreJoy so I read it. Click on through, I'll share the super-secret URL and other goodies.

Project: Kint - Advanced Output for Debugging

Project: Kint - Advanced Output for Debugging
One of the more difficult parts of development is debugging. Any tool that can help make your bug finding life simpler can be valuable. Raveren has submitted a new tool he's developed to make outputting your debugging information more useful - Kint.It's basically a heavily improved var_dump and debug_backtrace version with some advanced behind the scenes action. The features description is in the google code page: http://code.google.com/p/kint/ but the interesting part is that this is the only dump tool,...

How to Tidy Your WordPress Menu html

How to Tidy Your WordPress Menu html
I love WordPress. I also love clean semantic html. Unfortunately, several of the standard WordPress theme functions return code which is a little untidy. For me, the primary culprits are wp_list_pages() and the newer wp_nav_menu(); both return an unordered list of page links typically used for page menus and sitemaps, e.g. 2)); ?The code results in this html abomination for the default installation's home, about and contact pages: Home About Contact us The code is valid but it contains items...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 01.25.2011

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 01.25.2011
Latest PECL Releases: CUBRID 8.3.1.0003 timezonedb 2011.1 CUBRID 8.3.1.0004

Does Google Chrome OS matter?

Does Google Chrome OS matter?
Does Google Chrome OS matter? By Manuel Lemos If you are a Web developer that is a question that you probably have been asking yourself since Google Chrome OS buzz started.

Does Google Chrome OS matters?

Does Google Chrome OS matters?
Does Google Chrome OS matters? By Manuel Lemos If you are a Web developer that is a question that you probably have been asking yourself since Google Chrome OS buzz started.

IBM developerWorks: Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 1: The basics

IBM developerWorks: Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 1: The basics
The IBM developerWorks site has posted a very high-level overview of one of the most popular PHP frameworks currently in use the Zend Framework. This is part one of their introductory series looking at the framework and what it has to offer.Technical alliances with companies such as Abobe, Microsoft, and IBM, have strengthened the support and stability of the framework, which is now used by startups and Fortune 500 companies around the world. This article gives you a high-level view of the Zend...

ZendCon 2010 Podcast - Introducing Zend Framework 2.0

ZendCon 2010 Podcast - Introducing Zend Framework 2.0
Speakers: Ralph Schindler and Matthew Weier O'Phinney Zend Framework has grown tremendously since the first public preview release in March 2006. Originally a slim, MVC framework with a number of standalone components, it has grown to a codebase more than 2M lines of code. Work now turns to version 2, with goals of increased simplicity and advanced PHP 5.3 usage.

9Lessons: User Signup using Facebook Data

9Lessons: User Signup using Facebook Data
On the 9Lessons site there's a recent tutorial showing you how to make a customized signup form that still uses the Facebook authentication as its base.Using facebook registration plug-in users can easily sign up on your website using facebook data. With one simple facebook login the form will be filled with user appropriate data. This plug-in is a simple iframe you can place it anywhere on your webpage. You can also add a custom field if facebook doesn't have.He walks you through the four (or five,...

Harrie Verveer's Blog: Organizing the Dutch PHP Conference

Harrie Verveer's Blog: Organizing the Dutch PHP Conference
In this recent post to his blog Harrie Verveer talks about his role in organizing this year's Dutch PHP Conference and things he's learned along the way already.Some of you might already have noticed, others might not, but this year I am part of the team at Ibuildings that is responsible for organizing the DPC: the Dutch PHP Conference. As you can imagine I am thrilled about this! [...] Of course, I could not possibly do this just by myself. [...] Organizing the conference is a huge task and a lot of...

2010 Highlights

2010 Highlights
For the eighth year in a rowa-aa milestone I had to double-check to believea-aI'm taking a moment to record personal highlights from the previous year. This was a landmark year for me in many ways. When 2010 began, some friends and I had just announced Analog, and we spent the first few weeks busily responding to an onslaught of attention and more project inquiries than we could possibly have hoped for. To everyone who helped spread the word and make us feel so supported, thank you.Our plan for Analog...

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: PHP Template Engine Comparison. Part 2 (vs Plain PHP)

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: PHP Template Engine Comparison. Part 2 (vs Plain PHP)
Following in the heels of his first post looking at a few of the templating offerings available to PHP applications, Gonzalo Ayuso is back with part two - a comparison versus just "plain PHP".In my last post I created a small (and very personal) test of different templating engines in PHP (Smarty, Haanga and Twiw). Someone posted a comment asking for the comparison between those template engines and old school phtml. OK I've done some tests. It's a bit difficult to create the template inheritance...

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 point number five of his six ways that a client can do their best to work with the developer(s) on their project (and get the most out of the relationship). This next point deals a subject considered by some to be a bit uncomfortable - money.Let your developer know up front how much you have to spend, don't make them guess. They know what they can build projects for and letting them know up front helps them decide what tools to use and even whether they can afford to take the project...

QaFoo.com Blog: Struct classes in PHP

QaFoo.com Blog: Struct classes in PHP
On the QaFoo blog today there's a new post looking at building struct classes in PHP (by Kore Nordmann) as a replacement - and a step up - from storing data in structures like arrays.In Apache Zeta Components and in several of my own projects we are using - so called - struct classes to solve this issue: The struct classes do not define any methods but just contain documented properties. They just deal as a data container, similar to a hash map.He mentions a few benefits and drawbacks to using this...

Rob Allen's Blog: Translations of my Zend Framework Tutorial for ZF 1.10 & 1.11

Rob Allen's Blog: Translations of my Zend Framework Tutorial for ZF 1.10 & 1.11
In a quick new post to his blog Rob Allen points out two new translations that have been made of his introductory Zend Framework tutorial (found here).Recently, a couple of people have very generously donated their time to translate my Zend Framework Tutorial into their native language to help their fellow countrymen.These two new translations are into Italian from Mario Santagiuliana and into Polish by Radoslaw Benkel. Rob's tutorial helps you get up to speed with the Zend Framework by creating a sample...