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PHP Components: Shipping Reusable PHP Code

PHP Components: Shipping Reusable PHP Code
In my Beyond Frameworks talk, I explained how a component-based architecture can help answer some of the important (i.e. expensive!) questions you might face when creating long-lived apps that rely on a PHP framework. In this series of blog posts, I'm going to look at how to go about creating and working with components. I'm now going under the bonnet of our components, and looking at the different file roles that the PEAR installer expects to find when we distribute our component as a PEAR-compatible...

Mockery Terminology: Any Suggestions From The Audience?

Mockery Terminology: Any Suggestions From The Audience?
Mockery is my Mock Object Framework for PHP 5.3, geared towards replacing existing mock object solutions (like PHPUnit Mock Objects) with a simpler, more flexible and more intuitive alternative with a fuller feature set. All that aside, this blog post is about some of the features Mockery 0.7 will add shortly. When I set out to write Mockery, I did so knowing that I'd need to settle on some new terminology. Here's what I came up with: 1. Partial Mocks This is the least debateable term since it's...

PHP Components: ComponentManager-1.1.0 Released

PHP Components: ComponentManager-1.1.0 Released
In my Beyond Frameworks talk, I explained how a component-based architecture can help answer some of the important (i.e. expensive!) questions you might face when creating long-lived apps that rely on a PHP framework. In this series of blog posts, I'm going to look at how to go about creating and working with components. I've just put out ComponentManager version 1.1.0, with the following (hopefully useful) changes: Improvements To The php-library Skeleton Once you've setup your metadata, phing...

Brandon Savage is talking about Validation Blind Spots

Brandon Savage is talking about Validation Blind Spots
Brandon Savage - one of the latest members of the Mozilla tribe and all around good guy - has written a new post for his blog. In it, he discusses aoValidation Blind Spotsa. Click on in for the details, a link and a vague attempt at humor.

3 Engineers Blog: 3 Step Layouts in Zend Framework

3 Engineers Blog: 3 Step Layouts in Zend Framework
In a recent post to the 3 Engineers blog, they take the usual "Two Step" approach the Zend Framework takes to generating view data (Zend_View + Zend_Layout) and takes it up one more step by using Three Step Layouts with a simple wrapper.While the Two Step View pattern creates a reasonable paradigm for seperating layout presentation from page presentation, enabling Three-level Inheritance allows for even better separation. In other words, using 3 Step Layouts is a possible and often necessary investment...

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Reflection over PHPDoc with PHP

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Reflection over PHPDoc with PHP
Gonzalo Ayuso has a new post to his blog today talking about a regular expression-laden script he's some up with to reflect over a PHP file and pull out the document's comments (PHPDoc-style).I want to parse PHPDoc code. Let me explain a little bit what I want to do. Imagine a dummy function documented with PHPDoc. [...] PHP has a great reflection API, but as at least in the current PHP version (as far as I know) we only can get the PHPDoc as a string, without parse it. I need to get the parameters and...

Maarten Balliauw's Blog: Lightweight PHP application deployment to Windows Azure

Maarten Balliauw's Blog: Lightweight PHP application deployment to Windows Azure
In a new post to his blog Maarten Balliauw shows a method that's a bit more lightweight than some of the other Windows Azure deployment methods you might have used in the past - creating a .cspkg from scratch to describe your project.Those of you who are deploying PHP applications to Windows Azure, are probably using the Windows Azure tooling for Eclipse or the fantastic command-line tools available. I will give you a third option that allows for a 100% customized setup and is much more lightweight than...

Italian phpDay 2011

Italian phpDay 2011
The Italian PHP user group GrUSP is pleased to announce the 8th edition of the Italian phpDay conference, taking place from May 12th to 14th, 2011 in Verona. We will show new development traits, best-practices and success cases related to quality, revision control, test-driven development, continuous integration and so on. There are also talks about design, project management, agile and various php-related technologies. phpDay is the first historic Italian conference dedicated solely to PHP...

Dave Marshall' Blog: Asynchronous cache priming with progress bars via Gearman, Memcache and Dojo

Dave Marshall' Blog: Asynchronous cache priming with progress bars via Gearman, Memcache and Dojo
Dave Marshall has written up a new post showing how he's used memcache, Gearman and Dojo to create an asynchronous progress bar he uses when generating large reports.I have a (highly optimised) report that takes way too long to generate, up to around 30 seconds. [There's] too many variables to prime caches for every possible combination [and] personally, I don't think the browsers inbuilt progress bar is enough feedback for todays web users.He generates the data into memcache when the user requests it...

Brandon Savage's Blog: Validation Blind Spots Hurt Real Users

Brandon Savage's Blog: Validation Blind Spots Hurt Real Users
In a new post to his blog Brandon Savage talks about how some of your current validation rules (and restrictions on input values) could be causing blind spots in your application that you don't even know are an issue.Our blind spots about validation can and do harm real users if they're poorly or incompletely thought out. What might seem like a completely rational limit to us might hurt a real user who needs to exceed that limit, through no fault of their own. How many women are "BETTYJEAN" because their...

HashBangCode.com: Revisiting filter_var() and FILTER_VALIDATE_URL

HashBangCode.com: Revisiting filter_var() and FILTER_VALIDATE_URL
From the HashBangCode.com site today there's a new post that revisits filtering with the filter_var function included with the language. The focus in this article is specifically in validating URLs with the FILTER_VALIDATE_URL flag.Quite a while ago I looked at using the filter_var() function to validate URL's using the FILTER_VALIDATE_URL flag and someone pointed out recently that this function has not only changed since the initial release, but that a number of flags can be added to change the way that...

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 04.04.2011

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 04.04.2011
Latest PEAR Releases: PEAR_PackageFileManager2 1.0.2 PEAR_PackageFileManager_Plugins 1.0.2 Services_Amazon_S3 0.3.2 Services_ShortURL 0.2.0 XML_Query2XML 1.7.2 HTTP_Request2 2.0.0beta3

Beyond mysqldump

Beyond mysqldump
There are several ways to transfer data from one mysql server to an other. Dumping a full table and re-importing it is rather simple, but sometimes you only want to transfer a selection of data. I will quickly explain the most common ones and then explain how i solved my way out of having neither phpmyadmin nor the privileges of SELECT...INTOAOUTFILE. My use case was the following:AA client inadvertedly deleted many entries in a database table. There was no way of finding out what exactly was deleted as...

PHP Components: Explaining File Roles

PHP Components: Explaining File Roles
In my Beyond Frameworks talk, I explained how a component-based architecture can help answer some of the important (i.e. expensive!) questions you might face when creating long-lived apps that rely on a PHP framework. In this series of blog posts, I'm going to look at how to go about creating and working with components. In previous articles, I've introduced you to the component skeleton that ComponentManager creates for you when you run the phix php-library:init command. Our skeleton is designed to be...

Validation Blind Spots Hurt Real Users

Validation Blind Spots Hurt Real Users
A friend of mine lives on Bonieta Harrold Drive. I live on a Windsor Hill Drive. Both of us have a problem in common, which is that poorly designed software is incapable of accepting the length of our street address. For me, American Express refuses to accept more than aoWINDSOR HILL Da, which still arrives [...]

Symfony CMF: why, how, when (part III)

Symfony CMF: why, how, when (part III)
And now for the final post in this series, unless I start to get some serious questions :) But if other NoSQL databases are not trustworthy, why are JCR implementations? First up, plenty of people run very success large scale mission critical applications on top of MongoDB and friends. The interesting bit is that JCR is an API and the implementations are free to choose any database for final persistence. Jackrabbit for example can be installed using any RDBMS for storage or even the file system. Our own...

Migrating from ExpressionEngine to Jekyll

Migrating from ExpressionEngine to Jekyll
I've run Funkatron.com on ExpressionEngine for a long time. It's a strong, flexible, powerful CMS that I recommend to many folks who need to build content-driven sites, especially those where the site will be administered by non-programmers. It's a very solid choice for consultants and freelancers, who can build the relatively small license cost into their fees - and probably save the client in the long run.However, over the years, I've found ExpressionEngine to be overkill for a blog site. If you're...

Oracle 11gR2 XE Beta is now available

Oracle 11gR2 XE Beta is now available
Oracle 11gR2 Express Edition ("XE") Beta is now downloadable for Linux x86_64 and Windows (32-Bit). Oracle XE is a free, slimmed down version of the full Oracle DB. Documentation for XE 11gR2 is here. One of the Oracle features retained...

Web2project v2.3 Released

Web2project v2.3 Released
While under development, we didn't fully realize what all this release would entail. As this development cycle began, we had a perfect storm of events: a holiday break, a particularly motivated project team, a few moments of clarity, and an engaged community. These things gave us significantly more updates, fixes, and improvements for v2.3 than we expecteda

DZon.com: The PHP frameworks poll results

DZon.com: The PHP frameworks poll results
On DZone.com today the results of their framework poll have been posted with some not-so-surprising results base on popularity and number of users in general.A disclaimer: creating this poll was a bit of a catch-22, as I could not include all PHP frameworks (would have been a very long list) and had to make a selection based on popularity; of course that meant a guess by using Twitter and google results, but the ultimate popularity of the framework, at least in the audience of Web Builder Zone, would...