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Dave Gardner's Blog: PHP Deployment with Capistrano

Dave Gardner's Blog: PHP Deployment with Capistrano
Dave Gardner has put together a guide to deploying PHP applications with the help of Capistrano, a Ruby-based deployment tool (including some example "recipes").Capistrano is written in Ruby and offers up a basic DSL from which you can craft quite flexible deployment scripts. [...] That said, it's very flexible. In my current setup I have it deploying to multiple environments (dev, staging, production), building code (think Phing), running tests on the servers before finalising the deploy and then...

Community News: Dutch PHP Conference Ticket Prices & Schedule Update

Community News: Dutch PHP Conference Ticket Prices & Schedule Update
According to this new post to the Dutch PHP Conference blog, the schedule and ticket prices for this year's event will be published next week (sometime between the 19th - 25th).In our previous blogposts we announced that we would publish the schedule on 15th February. It seems however that this date was a bit too optimistic, and that we need a bit more time to get everything in order. So hang in there, the schedule will be published next week! If you want to be first in the know, make sure you follow...

Codeception Blog: BDD Approach to Unit Testing with Codeception

Codeception Blog: BDD Approach to Unit Testing with Codeception
Michael Bodnarchuk passed along a new post on the Codeception site about using the tool in a behavior-driven testing methodology. This post is a follow up to their previous one covering acceptance testing.With BDD approach in Codeception, any test, even the unit test, is written as a scenario. By this scenario you declare what you are doing and what results you expect to see. In traditional xUnit scheme your test is just a piece of code that uses the method being tested. This piece of code becomes a mess...

Sameer Borate's Blog: Building a Graph data structure in PHP

Sameer Borate's Blog: Building a Graph data structure in PHP
In the latest post to his blog Sameer Borate takes a look at using the Structures_Graph package from PEAR to create data structures in PHP with linked nodes for directed and undirected graphs.The Pear Structures_Graph package allows creating and manipulating graph data structures. It allows building of either directed or undirected graphs, with data and metadata stored in nodes. The library provides functions for graph traversing as well as for characteristic extraction from the graph topology.After...

Chris Hartjes' Blog: Organzing Slim Framework Applications

Chris Hartjes' Blog: Organzing Slim Framework Applications
One of the more popular PHP microframeworks right now is Slim and Chris Hartjes has a new post to his blog about a good way he's found for organizing applications that use this handy tool.I've never really used a microframework in PHP before. I used Flask for a Python project that I did to experiment with using Google App Engine. The principles seem to be quite similar (although I will admit that having decorators in PHP would be ineresting) but the trade-off with a microframework is that you usually...

User Group: Boston PHP Welcomes Chris Shiflett

User Group: Boston PHP Welcomes Chris Shiflett
The Boston PHP User Group will be having their next meeting tonight (the 15th) at 7pm at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center in Cambridge. The featured speaker for the evening is Chris Shiflett, a well-known member of the PHP community. He'll be speaking on "Security-Centered Design: Exploring the Impact of Human Behavior".Join Boston PHP and O'Reilly Author Chris Shiflett as we take you through a fascinating talk on the human behavior and social aspect of security. We'll explore topics such as change blindness...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
PayPal Request Money Gif Animation Resizer CompCalc Groupon API Client Rewrite URL Video providers Simple DAL A very simple database abstraction class Web Video Players ical OpenGraph Reader with Template Output

Speaking at Boston PHP

Speaking at Boston PHP
If you're going to be in or around Boston tomorrow (Wednesday) night, I hope you'll join me at the Microsoft NERD Center, where I'll be giving my first talk in more than a year and a half. I'm going to be speaking about the science of human behavior and why perception matters, even if all you care about is something like security. This talk is a lot of fun, because I mostly just talk about stuff that I find really interesting. There are more videos than bullets, and more science than code.After the talk,...

Pim Elshoff's Blog: Dependency management

Pim Elshoff's Blog: Dependency management
Pim Elshoff has a recent post to his blog about dependency injection in PHP applications and some of the good and bad things about implementing it. He includes examples of a few different types of "injection" ranging from using globals to an actual dependency injection container.This article describes common pains and symptoms of bad dependency management and common techniques for dealing with project-wide dependencies. [...] For the purpose of this article I am talking about classes using other classes....

Matthew Turland's Blog: Setting up EC2 for Drupal with Puppet

Matthew Turland's Blog: Setting up EC2 for Drupal with Puppet
In this new post to his blog Matthew Turland shows how to set up a puppet configuration to deploy and set up an EC2 environment for Drupal.I'm currently working on a project that involves running Drupal on Amazon EC2. To save time in setting up future new VM instances, I decided to take the opportunity to learn puppet. For the time being, I'm using a single VM to run the full LAMP stack and running puppet without a server by copying my puppet manifest to the VM and using puppet's apply command to apply...

John Conde's Blog: My experience seeking employment as a PHP developer

John Conde's Blog: My experience seeking employment as a PHP developer
John Conde has shared some of his recent experience when he began job hunting as a PHP developer. If his experience is any indication, it's clearly a good time to be a (qualified) PHP developer.I created my profile on monster.com on a Monday and made it public that night. The following Tuesday morning my telephone went nuts and my email inbox blew up with recruiters reaching out with positions that I was "perfect for". Over the course of the next week and a half (not including weekends) I spent 10-12...

PHPMaster.com: Under the Hood of Yii's Component Architecture, Part 3

PHPMaster.com: Under the Hood of Yii's Component Architecture, Part 3
PHPMaster.com is back with the third part of their series looking at the internals of the Yii framework (specifically, its components). In this latest article Steven O'Brien focuses on how the framework uses behaviors.A behavior, as it is called in Yii, is a manner of combining objects at runtime to extend an object's functionality. Behaviors are an excellent way to decouple code and keep ever expanding systems maintainable. [...] We can not reuse our code effectively because PHP doesn't support multiple...

UMumble.com: Working with memory

UMumble.com: Working with memory
On the UMumble blog there's a recent post looking at memory consumption in PHP applications - what PHP does for you when managing how it uses your system's memory and what you need to worry about in your code.There is a widespread view that the ordinary PHP developer does not need to control memory management, but "controlling" and "knowing" are slightly different concepts. I will try to throw light upon some aspects of memory management when working with variables and arrays, and some interesting...

WordPress SyntaxHighlighter font size fix

WordPress SyntaxHighlighter font size fix
I use WordPress for this web site. To pretty up source code examples in my posts, I use the excellent SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin. The WordPress theme I use, Fluid Blue, does something with its CSS such that it and SyntaxHighlighter appear to conflict. The result is that source code examples processed by the plugin are displayed with a font size that's too small to read comfortably. In doing some digging, I learned about the child themes feature of WordPress, which allows you to...

Setting up EC2 for Drupal with Puppet

Setting up EC2 for Drupal with Puppet
I'm currently working on a project that involves running Drupal on Amazon EC2. To save time in setting up future new VM instances, I decided to take the opportunity to learn puppet. For the time being, I'm using a single VM to run the full LAMP stack and running puppet without a server by copying my puppet manifest to the VM and using puppet's apply command to apply it locally. However, this manifest can easily be adapted for a multi-VM environment. After some tinkering, I came up with the code below....

php|architect: The php|tek schedule is up!

php|architect: The php|tek schedule is up!
As announced on the php|architect site, the official schedule for this year's php|tek event has been released.tek '12 is coming to Chicago May 22nd - 25th, 2012. Yes, there is going to be an uncon that goes till all hours of the morning. Yes, there is going to be a hackathon packed with programmers and cool projects. Of course there are going to be some off-the-hook evening activities that people will talk about for years to come.This year's event includes sessions about: creating and using PHP...

PHPMaster.com: Autoloading in PHP and the PSR-0 Standard

PHPMaster.com: Autoloading in PHP and the PSR-0 Standard
On PHPMaster.com today there's a new tutorial introducing you to the PSR-0 standard and how it effects the autoloading in many PHP applications and frameworks. Specifically, they show how it's implemented in a Symfony2 componentIn this article I'll walk you through the "history of autoloading," from the older to the current PSR-0 standard autoloader approach found in many PHP frameworks such as Lithium, Symfony, Zend, etc. Then I will introduce you to the ClassLoader component from the Symfony2 project...

Robert Basic's Blog: Zend Framework full page cache tips

Robert Basic's Blog: Zend Framework full page cache tips
If you're looking at using the full-page caching that the Zend Framework has to offer, you should read about Robert Basic's experiences with it before implementing it in your application.When I started rewriting this blog, I knew from start that I want to use Zend Framework's full page caching, as, I think, that's the best cache for this purpose. Not much going on on the front end, much more reads than writes, no ajax or any other "dynamic" content. While implementing the cache, I ran into two issues.His...

Davey Shafik's Blog: The Blowfish Debacle

Davey Shafik's Blog: The Blowfish Debacle
Davey Shafik has a recent post to his blog about what he calls "The Blowfish Debacle" - the issues that came up with the PHP 5.3.7 release to upgrade the crypt_blowfish version that resulted in a larger error being introduced.This was a great security fix, solving an issue with insecure passwords due to incorrect behavior. HOWEVER, what wasn't made clear, is that this change was actually a backwards compatibility break. If you upgraded to 5.3.7+ data hashed pre-5.3.7 would no longer match data hashed...

Rob Allen's Blog: Using ZendLoaderAutoloader

Rob Allen's Blog: Using ZendLoaderAutoloader
In a new post to his blog Rob Allen introduces you to the autoloader that comes with the Zend Framework 2 and shows how to use it to load your own classes.Autoloading is the process in PHP whereby the system attempts to load a class when it is first encountered (via new or via class_exists) if it hasn't already been loaded via a require or include. Autoload works by looking for a method called __autoload or walking through any method registered with spl_autoload_register. Zend Framework 2 provides the...