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Announcing the February 2011 Zend Framework Bug-Hunt

Announcing the February 2011 Zend Framework Bug-Hunt
For those who haven't put the reoccurring event in their calendar, this announcement is for you: Zend Framework Monthly Bug-hunt is here again! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday of February (the 17th, 18th and 19th 2010), we'll be hosting our monthly bug hunt. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, each month, we organize the community to help reduce the number of open issues reported against the framework.

Would you like docs with that?

Would you like docs with that?
Some of you might have already seen me presenting my "Would you like docs with that?" talk at a conference, as I've done it a couple of times already. If you've not seen it yet and would like to, this is your chance!

Elliot Haughin's Blog: CodeIgniter 1.7.x, 'Core' 2.0, CodeIgniter Reactor, Bitbucket, Zips...

Elliot Haughin's Blog: CodeIgniter 1.7.x, 'Core' 2.0, CodeIgniter Reactor, Bitbucket, Zips...
Elliot Haughin has posted some of his thoughts about the huge amount of changes the CodeIgniter framework project has been going through lately including moves to Bitbucket, the "Core" versus "Reactor" branches and how he sees it all as "rather messy".It was just a few months ago that the CodeIgniter community began to explode with a torrent of frustration that CodeIgniter simply wasn't progressing as a framework. There were also a few prominent developers considering abandoning the framework in favour...

Cal Loveless' Blog: On Continuous Deployment

Cal Loveless' Blog: On Continuous Deployment
In a recent post to his blog Clay Loveless looks at something he believes is important to create quality software in any organization - continuous deployment (CD).I'm no continuous deployment expert, but it's gotten some attention after yesterday's highlight at an Etsy board meeting. Companies making the most of continuous deployment were designed to do so from the very early stages. [...] It takes a lot of discipline to implement all of the [testing methods and development cycles]. It takes even more to...

Speaking at DPC 2011

Speaking at DPC 2011
A bit ago I received the news I'll be a speaker at the Dutch PHP conference. My talk is titled 'So you think you know REST'. Most of you seem to have a general idea what 'REST' and being 'RESTful' means, but often times there are misconceptions. REST is called an 'architectural style', which means there's not one specification or standard you can work off. So most of the talk will really cover the pitfalls and best practices of applying RESTful principals in the context of HTTP.I've done a much longer...

Smashing Magazine: Upcoming Conferences and Events for Designers and Developers in 2011

Smashing Magazine: Upcoming Conferences and Events for Designers and Developers in 2011
Smashing Magazine has posted their latest Upcoming Conferences list for the events happening in March through August of 2011.We're well into 2011, and many designers and developers around the world are planning their travels for the year, including the possibility of attending any Web design or development conferences. To help you out with your plans for the upcoming months, we've put together a list of conferences and events that you might want to consider. This particular post covers events taking...

Web Development Blog: Why should you cache your PHP website?

Web Development Blog: Why should you cache your PHP website?
On the Web Development Blog Olaf helps to answer the question "why should you cache your PHP website?" with a few helpful tips, bits of code and pointers to other tools.Most web servers are able to handle "normal" traffic and there are plenty of websites which doesn't have so much traffic. So maybe you ask yourself: Why should you cache your PHP powered website? The apache web server is able to serve many, many files at the same time, but all these files need to be static. A PHP script is parsed by the...

Eran Galperin's Blog: Last call for the Binpress programming contest

Eran Galperin's Blog: Last call for the Binpress programming contest
Eran Galperin has posted a last call for entries into the Binpress programming contest with the final ten days looming on the horizon.Have you been developing custom solutions for the web? pick your best feature, module or UI component that can be packaged and re-used and publish it on Binpress. Binpress is a marketplace for source-code, where developers can sell and buy source code from each other. We are looking for high-quality code from professional developers. If you think you have what it takes,...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 02.15.2011

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 02.15.2011
Latest PECL Releases: rpmreader 0.4

PHPstorm version 2 is out

PHPstorm version 2 is out
download PHPstorm 2.0 - very cute installer image

Happy Birthday Solar!

Happy Birthday Solar!
The Solar Framework for PHP 5 is is 6 years old today. From the Subversion log: r1 | pmjones | 2005-02-14 15:11:50 -0600 (Mon, 14 Feb 2005) | 1 line Initial import. How far we've come since then. :-)

Last call for the Binpress programming contest

Last call for the Binpress programming contest
The Binpress programming contest is entering the last stretch - 10 days left until the end. Over $40,000 in prize value is still up for grabs - request an invitation and get your submission entered. A short recap - my startup, Binpress - a marketplace for source-code, is running a programming contest for best submission of a source-code package in one of the 6 top web languages - PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, ASP.NET (C#, VB.NET) and Javascript. One grand winner and two runner ups will be chosen, as well as...

Zend Developer Zone: A little fun with the average tech salaries as reported by dice.com

Zend Developer Zone: A little fun with the average tech salaries as reported by dice.com
On the Zend Developer Zone, Cal Evans has had some fun with salaries - specifically the salary information recently posted by Dice.com.Every year dice.com puts together a salary survey for those of us working in tech. It's a chance to look at what other developers say they are making and either snicker or sigh wishfully. This week they released "2010-11 Tech Salary Survey Results". [...] To me, page 5 was the most interesting. Page 5 is a table of salaries by metro area.He's created a table to lay out...

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Callbacks in PHP

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Callbacks in PHP
Lorna Mitchell has a new post to her blog today looking at a very handy piece of PHP functionality sprinkled around in different functions - using callbacks to handle complicated processing.Recently I was working on something and I wanted to call an object method as a callback, but got confused when I realised the method had been caused statically. This was caused by my inability to RTFM and I wondered how I'd come so far without actually coming across the many and varied things you can pass into any...

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: PHP Format abstraction with a simple class

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: PHP Format abstraction with a simple class
Phil Sturgeon has posted about a utility he's released that can help convert data from one state to another such as arrays to JSON and XML to CSV - php-format.Convert between Array, Object, JSON, XML, CSV and Serialized data and back again easily. I'll add a few more types like YAML when I can be arsed to work out PECL for MAMP.There's a code snippet in his post showing the conversion of an array to JSON then to XML then back to an array. The code is pretty simple to follow with "to" and "from" methods...

Community News: Voices of the Elephpant Podcast

Community News: Voices of the Elephpant Podcast
Cal Evans has started up a new project today - the "Voices of the Elephpant" podcast - interviews with PHP community members that are helping to shape, improve and even be a part of the PHP community in general.There's a little teaser posted to the site right now (not interview, just introduction) but stay tuned for upcoming episodes. You can subscribe to their feed either via iTunes or via their RSS feed. If there's someone you'd like to hear an interview with, be sure to nominate them and Cal will get...

WebDev Radio Podcast: Episode 84: Travis Swicegood

WebDev Radio Podcast: Episode 84: Travis Swicegood
Michael Kimsal has posted the latest episode of his WebDev Radio podcast today where he spent some time talking to Travis Swicegood, a well-known member of the PHP community best known for the advocacy he's done around the git version control system.I had a great time chatting with Travis about git, php, languages and much more at ZendCon 2010. Enjoy!They mention his books from Pragmatic Publishing, github, erlang, Ruby, design patterns and unit testing. You can either listen via the in-page player or...

Berry Langerak's Blog: Getters and setters: evil or necessary evil?

Berry Langerak's Blog: Getters and setters: evil or necessary evil?
In a new post Berry Langerak wonders if the getters and setters commonly used in PHP applications are a necessary evil and if they should be used at all.Although I do still feel like getters and setters are to be avoided most of the time, it's hard to tell where to use them and where you shouldn't. [...] While writing the code for [PFZ.nl], I started to notice that each and every class in the system had accessors for most, if not all, protected fields. I've started a discussion with my fellow developers,...

Community News: Dutch PHP Conference Ticket Sales Open

Community News: Dutch PHP Conference Ticket Sales Open
The Dutch PHP Conference has officially announced that they've opened the ticket sales for this year's event (happening in May).At the moment, we're selling tickets with an early bird discount - that's € 325 for a 2-day conference ticket, € 325 for the tutorial day or € 595 for both. Don't wait too long to get your ticket because early bird sales will end on April 1st. After the early bird, ticket prices will be € 375 for a 2-day conference ticket, € 375 for the tutorial day or € 695 for the...

Why should you cache your PHP website?

Why should you cache your PHP website?
Most web servers are able to handle aonormala traffic and there are plenty of websites which doesn't have so much traffic. So maybe you ask yourself: Why should you cache your PHP powered website? The apache web server is able to serve many, many files at the same time, but all these files need to be static. A PHP script is parsed by the web server and next the generated html data is send to the client (web browser). While this happens the server need to use much more memory than by sending a file to a...