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Cal Evans' Blog: A List of Drupal Podcasts

Cal Evans' Blog: A List of Drupal Podcasts
Cal Evans has a new post to his blog today listing some of the more popular Drupal podcasts that he's found for his wife to listen to on her way in to work.The lovely and talented Kathy has been working with Drupal now for a year and has decided that she really likes it. Since I believe in using commute time to learn, I decided to see what I could find for her to listen to on her daily commute. I found several active Drupal podcasts and vidcasts. Here's the list I gave to her, if you are into Drupal,...


Brian Swan's Blog: SQL Server Driver for PHP Connection Options: CharacterSet

Brian Swan's Blog: SQL Server Driver for PHP Connection Options: CharacterSet
Brian Swan has posted another in his series looking at connection options for the SQL Server driver for PHP. In his latest he looks at the "CharacterSet" setting, an easy way to define which encoding the remote database is using.One thing that helped me understand the CharacterSet option was to realize that its name is a bit misleading (although it seems to be inline with other uses of CharacterSet or charset). It is used to specify the encoding of data that is being sent to the server, not the character...

Christian Schaefer's Blog: Using Zend Framework components in a Symfony2 project

Christian Schaefer's Blog: Using Zend Framework components in a Symfony2 project
On his Test.ical.ly blog Christian Schaefer has a new post looking at how you can use Zend Framework components in a Symfony2 application.Recently I wanted to use a part of the Zend Framework (v1) in my Symfony2 project. After struggeling with the autoloading for a while and a little help from fellow developers on Twitter I found it actually to be quite easy.He illustrates, showing a method for pulling down the source from github, registering a prefix with Symfony2 for the Zend Framework components and...


Chris Shiflett discusses JavaScript and URLs

Chris Shiflett discusses JavaScript and URLs
Chris Shiflett has recently written a post on his blog discussing JavaScript, URLS, a little bit of Flash and a whole lot of links to other people's thoughts on the same. Click on in and let's look at what he's talking about.

Ken Guest's Blog: Date_Holidays Frenzy - and a little update

Ken Guest's Blog: Date_Holidays Frenzy - and a little update
Ken Guest has a recent post talking about some recent updates that have been made surrounding the PEAR support for finding holiday dates in various parts of the world.In the space of just under a month Date_Holidays_Croatia and Date_Holidays_Australia were released - many thanks to the guys who did the actual hard work to be fair as all I did was package them up and release them!You can find more of these Date packages on the PEAR site that could help you and your application get things a bit more...


Community News: PKP UK Conference 2010 Perspectives

Community News: PKP UK Conference 2010 Perspectives
Several community members have written up perspectives from their experience at this year's PHP UK Conference - both attendees and speakers alike. Here's just a few of them so far: Andrei Zmievsky Stuart Herbert Lorenzo Alberton If you've posted your own thoughts and experiences from this year's PHP UK Conference and it's not on our list, send it over and we'll get it added!

PHPClasses.org: Lately in PHP Podcast Episode 9 - PHP's Popularity & the Innovation Award

PHPClasses.org: Lately in PHP Podcast Episode 9 - PHP's Popularity & the Innovation Award
PHPClasses.org has release their latest episode of their "Lately in PHP" podcast today highlighting an opinion that PHP is losing popularity to other languages like C# and Python.[Manuel Lemos, Ernani Joppert and Rochak Chauhan] also discuss the latest developments of the TIOBE programming languages ranking. The latest numbers seem to suggest that languages like Python and C# are gaining popularity supposedly at the expense of an apparent loss of interest on PHP.The ranking their referring to can be...

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 02.28.2011

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 02.28.2011
Latest PEAR Releases: Validate_NZ 0.1.4 Validate_NZ 0.1.5 pearweb_manual 1.2.0 Text_CAPTCHA 0.4.3 XML_RPC2 1.0.7 pearweb_manual 1.2.1 XML_RPC2 1.1.0b1 Config_Lite 0.1.0 PHP_UML 1.5.4 System_Folders 1.0.4 PHP_UML 1.5.5 pearweb_manual 1.2.2 XML_RPC2 1.1.0b2 XML_RPC2 1.1.0b3 XML_RPC2 1.0.8 Date_Holidays_Australia 0.1.1 HTTP_Request2 2.0.0beta1





NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why (PHPUK2011)

NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why (PHPUK2011)
Some considerations about NoSQL databases, and slides of my talk given at PHPUK 2011: "NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why".

Stream wrapper for strings

Stream wrapper for strings
Horde_Support_StringStream provides a stream wrapper for strings that does not duplicate them and doesn't use global scope.

PHP UK 2011

PHP UK 2011
Becoming an American citizen a couple of years ago greatly eased travel-related headaches for me - no more visas to worry about (in general), way faster processing at the passport control, and so forth. Because of this, I was finally able to make it to PHP UK conference this year, and I have to say that I enjoyed it very much. The organizers did a great job with the venue, the social events, food, drinks, making sure things ran on time and a host of other things that I'm sure I didn't even notice. A...

From aoAmount of profanity in git commit messages per...

From aoAmount of profanity in git commit messages per...
From aoAmount of profanity in git commit messages per programming languagea by Andrew Vos. Other words included, too. @waferbaby calls this graph aothe Maggie grapha.

Mayflower Blog: Creating coding standards for PHP_CodeSniffer

Mayflower Blog: Creating coding standards for PHP_CodeSniffer
On the Mayflower blog today there's a new tutorial posted about creating coding standard "sniffs" for the PHP_CodeSniffer tool. A "sniff" is what defines the rules for your coding standards to follow (like "curly braces after function definitions should be on the next line" kinds of things).In some cases the pre-installed coding standards like PEAR or Zend might not be sufficient for our current project or we want to deviate. This is the moment when we want to be able to create a custom one that fits our...