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Script-Tutorials.com: Creating Your Own Commenting System from Scratch

Script-Tutorials.com: Creating Your Own Commenting System from Scratch
Script-Tutorials.com has a new article posted today showing you how to combine PHP, some CSS, a dash of SQL and some HTML (oh, and jQuery) to create your own commenting system from scratch that could be used anywhere from a simple blog to a more complex social site.Today I prepared new interesting article - I will tell how you can create own commenting system (AJAX) for your items (any units at your website) with PHP. For our demonstration - I prepared two SQL tables: first table will keep records of our...

php|architect: ZendCon 2011: Pre-cap

php|architect: ZendCon 2011: Pre-cap
On the php|architect site today Keith Casey has posted a ZendCon pre-cap (the conference starts today in Santa Clara, CA) talking about some of what's to come during the week for attendees - five sessions he personally is interested in.Yet again, it's that time of year. Later today we have the kick off of the seventh ZendCon (officially called the Zend PHP Conference). This year I'm hitting the event under the php|architect banner as press. It will be my job to cover the good, the bad, the news, the...

NetTuts.com: The Best Way to Learn PHP

NetTuts.com: The Best Way to Learn PHP
On NetTuts.com today there a new article with what they think is the best way to learn PHP in a list of thirteen different "assignments".Learning something from scratch is almost always an arduous affair - you simply have no idea as to where to start, or not to start, to kick things off. I loathed learning about the idiosyncrasies of C++'s syntax when all I wanted to learn were some darn programming concepts. As I'm sure you can agree, this is a less than ideal situation. [...] Today, we're going to...

Brooklyn Beta Opening

Brooklyn Beta Opening
Before I introduced the fantastic Viktoria Harrison on Thursday morning, I shared a couple of lessons I've learned over the years. It wasn't really an opening keynote or anything, but I thought I'd share them here for anyone who missed it. I'll try to blog a proper summary of Brooklyn Beta in the next few days. 1. Expectations are a blessing.When a lot is expected of you, it's very easy to let the pressure of meeting those expectations get to you. In fact, it can be paralyzing, and that's not good.What...

PHPMaster.com: Integrating Amazon S3 using PEAR

PHPMaster.com: Integrating Amazon S3 using PEAR
On PHPMaster.com today there's a new tutorial showing you how to integrate Amazon's S3 service with your application via the Services_Amazon_S3 PEAR package.In the process of reviewing documentation for Orchestra.io, I found that it doesn't allow file uploads. Instead, it's recommended that Amazon S3 be used for file hosting. If you aren't familiar with it, S3 is an online storage web service that is part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides access to fairly cheap storage through a variety of web...

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 10.17.2011

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 10.17.2011
Latest PEAR Releases: VersionControl_SVN 0.4.0 Archive_Tar 1.3.8

Announcing Training Dates for November

Announcing Training Dates for November
I'm teaching some new public courses next month (in Leeds), so I thought I'd mention them on the blog in case anyone is interested. I'm super-excited because this is the first time I've delivered my own training content as a public course, so even if you aren't in the position where you work with lots of people who need the same training, you can pop along! OOP and Design Patterns A one-day course aimed at those with PHP OOP experience and looking to do more with it. We'll recap on some of the advanced...

New Articles on PHPmaster.com

New Articles on PHPmaster.com
I recently started writing articles for PHPmaster.com, a site managed by SitePoint that syndicates PHP tutorials, opinions, and news. You can check out these articles, aoDocumentation Makes the World Go Rounda and aoIntegrating Amazon S3 using PEARa, at either phpmaster.com or sitepoint.com. If you prefer getting your news via Twitter, check out @phpmasterdotcom or @sitepointdotcom. Hope you find the articles useful.

PHPNW11 Conference - The Other Photos

PHPNW11 Conference - The Other Photos
The PHP North West User Group ran it's 4th (and largest yet!) PHP conference - PHPNW11 in Manchester last weekend. My last set of photos from PHP North West 2011 are the odd ones out, the ones that didn't really fit into any of the other sets. I hope you've enjoyed my photos from the conference, and maybe - just maybe - they've made you think about going to a PHP conference somewhere near you in the near future.

Uh, uha faking or caching MySQL PHP results

Uh, uha faking or caching MySQL PHP results
Unfortunately MySQL Proxy was no good source of inspiration today. MySQL Proxy can do many wonderful things which you can do with C based mysqlnd plugins as well. But not with PECL/mysqlnd_uh. PECL/mysqlnd_uh lets you write aopluginsa in PHP. Given my desire to demo the power of mysqlnd plugins ...

Reddit.com: Which MVC framework has the best documentation and user community?

Reddit.com: Which MVC framework has the best documentation and user community?
On Reddit.com there's a new post that asks the question, "which framework has the best documentation and community?"About to dive into MVC and wondering which one has the most wealth in terms of documentation/code comments as well as a decent community.Suggestions in the comments include both old and new options including: Symfony CodeIgniter Zend Framework Yii

Developer Drive Blog: How to Prevent a SQL Injection Attack

Developer Drive Blog: How to Prevent a SQL Injection Attack
From the Developer Drive blog there's a recent post with some suggestions on how you can help to prevent SQL injections in your PHP application and make it that much harder for would-be attackers to do what they shouldn't. Why do SQL injections happen so often? The shortest answer is that SQL injections are so popular because of poor programming. Hackers know about the potential of a successful SQL injection attack and they search for vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, very often they don't have to search...

NetTuts.com: The Ins and Outs of PHP Exceptions

NetTuts.com: The Ins and Outs of PHP Exceptions
On NetTuts.com today there's a new tutorial showing you the "ins and outs" of using exceptions in PHP - throwing them, handling the result and integrating them into your error handling process.Still returning false whenever a function in your program fails? In this article, we'll learn about PHP exceptions, and how you can use them to soup up your application's error handling.The include some of the methods you can call on your exceptions (including getting the message, code, file, line and the results...

A URL shortener in a couple of hours

A URL shortener in a couple of hours
I have been aware of Silex for a while as a nice microframework based on Symfony2, and have looked into it a couple of times to see if it would be useful for a project. So far though, the projects I was working on seemed to need more than just Silex, so I picked Symfony2 instead. This morning, I decided to dig into Silex a bit more with a real-world project I still wanted to develop myself: A URL shortener.

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 10.14.2011

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 10.14.2011
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Anson Cheung's Blog: 8 essential checks on securing PHP Symfony Blog: Symfony2 Security Audit WebInOne.net: Date validation for CodeIgniter 2 Stephen Colebourne's Blog: Time-zone database down PHPMaster.com: Generating Invoices with Zend_Pdf php|architect: Why Software Fails Abou Kone's Blog: Set up JSON action output in CakePHP 1.3 Christian Schaefer's Blog: Using PHP Web Scraper Goutte in a Console Task in a Silex project Lineke Kerckhoffs-Willems'...

PHPNW11 Conference - The Organisers And Volunteers

PHPNW11 Conference - The Organisers And Volunteers
The PHP North West User Group ran it's 4th (and largest yet!) PHP conference - PHPNW11 in Manchester last weekend. No conference - especially one as well-run as PHP North West - can happen without the small army of folks who give up their time to organise and staff the conference. I'm afraid that I didn't manage to photograph everyone involved on the day (sorry!) but here's to everyone who made PHP North West 2011 possible.


Ian Barber's Blog: Linear Regression in PHP

Ian Barber's Blog: Linear Regression in PHP
Ian Barber has a new post about an interesting method for determining the "line" that results follow in your statistics - linear regression in PHP (complete with code samples).There are a lot of problems that fall under predicting these types of continuous values based on limited inputs - for example: given the air pressure, how much rain will there be, given the qualifying times, how quick will the fastest lap be in the race. By taking a bunch of existing data and fitting a line, we will be able to make...

WebInsightLab.com: 30 Best PHP Based Open Source CMS (besides WordPress)

WebInsightLab.com: 30 Best PHP Based Open Source CMS (besides WordPress)
On the WebInsightLab.com blog there's a new post with a long list (30 to be exact) of PHP-based content management systems besides WordPress that you could select from for your next project.Yes, there are many CMS available for your website, most of them are Open Source. You can not only use them but may modify too according to your need but under GNU license. [...] Now move on to other PHP Based Open Source CMS, following list shows you 30 Open Source CMS besides WordPress which can be useful to build...

PHPMaster.com: Creating a Mobile Photo Blog, Part 2

PHPMaster.com: Creating a Mobile Photo Blog, Part 2
PHPMaster.com has posted the second part of their series helping you build a mobile photo blog powered by email attachments pulled over POP3. (Part one is here)This is the second article in a two part series in which I show you how to create a photo blog that is updated from your mobile device. Part 1 laid out the plan for building the application, set up the database requirements, and introduced you to some user contributed functions from the PHP manual which make it easy to retrieve messages from a...