Today, I'm proud to announce theAimmediateAavailability of a new password hashing library for PHP: PasswordLib. The project is a spin-off of another that I started about a year ago, CryptLib. I was unable to find a clean solution to a few problems in CryptLib, so dev work stalled for a while. I realized recently that the password hashing functionality was complete, so if I stripped out the incomplete parts, it would still be a very useful library. And so PasswordLib was born.Read more A
As mentioned on the main PHP.net site, the latest Release Candidate for the PHP 5.4.x series is now available for testing:This is the 2nd release candidate. The release candidate phase is intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable release. The release candidate fixes a critical issue when using the internal classes in multiple threads. A complete list of changes since the last release candidate can be found in the NEWS file.The source packages can be downloaded from the main QA site and the...
Sebastian Göttschkes has a new post to his blog about a set of abstract base testing classes he's developed to help with the functional, unit and validation testing of his Symfony2-based applications.So, when developing with symfony2, I rely on my tests. They are my safety net and without them, I get a little nervous after every change. Does everything work? Did I forget anything? So I developed some classes which I extend. They work on top of PHPUnit and the symfony2 WebTestCase. The classes are used...
Engine Yard has released the audio from a recent (webcast) panel discussion they did about the Future of PHP with members of the PHP community (a part of their "Cloud Out Loud" podcast series).Elizabeth Naramore talks with David Soria Parra, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Stas Malyshev for a panel discussion about Internals. Our panel of experts will share their thoughts and predictions about the existing PHP landscape, and what is to come.It's about 30 minutes long and they talk about PHP 5.4, compiling PHP,...
In a new post to his blog Pádraic Brady wonders if PHP should be more equated to innocent villagefolk or a pillagin' pirate:What PHP excels at is tireless consumption. Marathon races make one hungry and we can't help but notice the feasts being exposed by Rubyland or Pythonville as they do their best to sprint past us. Without that thieving spirit, PHP would long since have entered obscurity as a quaint HTML oriented scripting language used by college students to build cheap websites with flashing text...
I'm currently working on a project where I need to curl to an external server to get some information. If this takes too long, I fall back to a local solution. The timeout for this should be really, really low, so we decided on a 250ms timeout. While testing with this timeout feature, for some reason it *always* used the local fallback. I couldn't figure out why, as when I did a manual curl to the external server, it took 50ms at maximum, way below the timeout value. Turns out it is a problem with libcurl.
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The PHP development team would like to announce the 2th
release candidate of PHP 5.4.1.
Windows binaries can be downloaded from the
Windows QA site.
THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!
This is the 2th release candidate. The release candidate phase is
intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable release.
The release candidate fixes a critical issue when using the internal
classe in multiple threads.
A complete list of changes since the last...
It seems the idea of Decoupling Content Management is gaining momentum. On the user interface side, many projects have already adopted the VIE interaction framework and widgets from Create, and in the content repository space projects like PHPCR move forward and there are also interesting new ideas like Apache Oak.
While much of this has been made possible by the IKS project, it is also great to see the wider CMS community getting more active in the space. Part of this momentum is also apparent in how...
The PHP development team would like to announce the 2th release candidate of PHP 5.4.1. Windows binaries can be downloaded from the Windows QA site. THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! This is the 2th release candidate. The release candidate phase is intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable release. The release candidate fixes a critical issue when using the internal classe in multiple threads. A complete list of changes since the last release candidate can be found...
Stefan Koopmanschap has a quick new post to his blog with a handy tip for Composer and Cilex/Silex users when dealing with custom namespaces.For a new proof of concept application I'm building, I need both a simple web interface as well as some commandline tools. I decided to use Silex for the web interface and Cilex for the CLI tools, and opted for using Composer for installing these dependencies into my project. I ran into some issues with the custom project libraries I was building for this...
As mentioned by Phil Sturgeon, the London Codeigniter Meetup has come back and will be meeting at the end of this month (April 30th).This month, since it's their first meeting, it's just a "networking" type of event:Meeting in a pub, talking about our experience with CI, development in general, and networking.The meeting is happening in London at 8pm on Monday, April 30th. For more information, check out this event over on Meetup.com.
A stereotypical caricature of a pirate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is a train of thought article (i.e. it may make senseaor not). You've been warned in advance. The CL;DR will be posted to Twitter when Hell freezes over, pigs fly, and Hollywood makes an ensemble casted DC Universe movie. This is what happens when you have a laptop, an editor, a train ride home, and have just realised that the wifi connection is not working.
In PHP, we're well insulated from what happens in other programmer...
In this new post to the phpDay blog, there's an interview with Stefan Koopmanschap, a speaker at this year's event.This is the second 'social' interview in a series with the phpDay 2012 speakers: it's 'social' because the questions have been submitted and voted online on Facebook. We are happy to introduce you Stefan Koopmanschap (@skoop), co-founder of PHPBenelux, now active in the PFZ.nl events team, symfony community manager. He will give a session at phpDay called "A Practical Look At Symfony2"...
On the Oracle Technology Network today there's a new article from Rasmus Lerdorf about the current release of the language (PHP 5.4) and what he sees as the future for PHP.Almost exactly eight years ago I wrote an article for the Oracle Technology Network called, "Do You PHP?". In that article, I talked about PHP's stubborn, function-over-form approach to solving the "Web problem" and the fight to keep things simple. We were getting close to releasing PHP 5.0 at the time. Now here we are almost a decade...
In this new post to the PHPMaster.com site today Vito Tardia introduces you to Phing, a tool for making builds and deploying your applications (and it's PHP based!)Suppose you have a web application that is installed on many hosts. Each installation may have a custom configuration, and the application is still in active development. You need an easy way to deploy new features and bug fixes to all of hosts. [...] In this article I show you how to use this knowledge [from this previous article] to write a...
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Chris Hartjes' Blog: Book Review -- Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework
Kenny Katzgrau's Blog: Why PHP Was a Ghetto
WebTutor.pl: Strong data typing in PHP, part II: autoboxing and indestructable objects
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Victor Farazdagi's Blog: New Project: Phrozn - static site generator in PHP
Wasn't sure what to name this entry, but have had a few discussions with some people over the past month or so about their experiences.A All of them were finishing up aoweb developmenta degree programs (under somewhat different nams) at institutions in the area, and all were talking about looking for jobs.
I was dismayed (but not necessarily shocked) at how little understanding they had about the basics trade skills that are necessary for most real world webdev work.A Now, I'm obviously passing my own...
The jsDay and phpDay conferences have just posted their final schedules and from the looks of them, they're both going to be great events!Sessions from jsDay include:
Backbone.js FTW! (Pierre Spring)
Ember.js - Focus on your app not on boilerplate code (Garret Alfert)
Getting Started with Nodejitsu (Nuno Job)
Go to hell Flash! We have Open Web! (Michal Budzynski)
Sessions from phpDay include:
Test Driven Development with Symfony 2 (Jacopo Romei)...
In this new post to the Symfony blog Fabien Potencier talks about the schedule for this year's Symfony Live event happening in Paris (June 6th-9th).With more than 130 talk submissions, we had a hard time putting together what we think is a great schedule for Symfony Live Paris 2012. This year, we will have three parallel tracks with many great talks and great speakers. We will have many Symfony talks based on real-life experience: learn new tricks about Security and Assetic from Kris Wallsmith, and let...