Phil Sturgeon has a new post to his site today comparing a few different types of developers and discussing language/tool zealots among them (and a plea for tolerance and understanding).What is it you do as a developer? As I see it in web dev there are a few different types: Hobbiest, Client Web Dev, Distributed Application Devs, Web App Developer (SaaS) and Corporate Dev. What do they all have in common? They're all using some sort of language to make some sort of system for somebody somewhere. That is...
In his latest post Chad Minick shares some thoughts as to why he thinks PHP frameworks are obsolete and how, despite there still being a use for them, a lot of them are just trying to solve the same problems all over again.Now before I start getting hate mail, let me explain that I still think there is a market for PHP frameworks. I think if you have a moderately low traffic site that's going to live on shared hosting, and is basically a CRUD application on top of MySQL, disregard this article, it...
Gareth Heyes has another post to his site on the topic of "non-alpha PHP code", this time getting a bit more into the process and how his examples are parsed by PHP into more familiar functionality.My first post on PHP non-alpha numeric code was a bit brief, in the excitement of the discovery I failed to detail in depth the process. I've decided to follow up with a tutorial and hopefully explain the process better for anyone wanting to learn or improve the technique. The basis of PHP non-alphanumeric...
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Over on Reddit.com there's a flamewar...er discussion happening about this set of benchmarks (from 2011) showing things like response time, system load average and a function execution map for several popular frameworks.In the Reddit comments most people share the similar ideas about the results:
"I don't put much stock in hello world bench marks for MVCs. If you just need "Hello world" then write it in html."
"Asking which framework is the fastest is almost irrelevant in most cases. I always dislike...
My first post on PHP non-alpha numeric code was a bit brief, in the excitement of the discovery I failed to detail in depth the process. I've decided to follow up with a tutorial and hopefully explain the process better for anyone wanting to learn or improve the technique.
The basis of PHP non-alphanumeric code is to take advantage of the fact that PHP automatically converts Arrays into a string aoArraya when using in a string context. A simple example would be:
$x = array(1,2,3);
On PHPMaster.com today they've posted a new tutorial that helps you get started adding queuing to your application with PHP and RabbitMQ.RabbitMQ is open-source message brokering software written in Erlang. The MQ in its name refers to a standard known as Advanced Message Queuing Protocol. For our purposes, and most others, it acts as a middleman between producer (sending) and consumer (receiving) programs - it simply accepts and forwards messages. [...] Both producers and consumers can be written in any...
In a new post to his site, Phil Sturgeon has a wrapup of CICONF (the CodeIgniter conference) that just finished in San Francisco:This year the low-to-middle budget CodeIgniter Conference was held in San Francisco in a brilliant co-working space called Citizen Space. I didn't know at the time but this space is actually a partner of New Work City, the venue for CICON2011, so it was great to "keep it in the family".He goes on to talk about some of the speakers that were at the even and gives summaries of...
On the Zumba Engineering blog there's a new post showing you how to implement bash shell "autocomplete" with a special option for a second argument.This weekend I saw the bash completion for CakePHP from Andy Dawson and had an idea to do the same for our service application, because we frequently forget the exactly job class or method name and add extra steps to verify these names before execute the job. I read his code, made some research and finally get our bash completion working fine.In his case he...
The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has released the latest episode of their interview series with developers and members of the PHP community. In this new episode Cal talks with Elizabeth Smith.Cal's three questions involve her work with the PHP Mentoring project:
Can you give us an overview of the project?
How can people get involved?
Tell us some about the CodeConnexx conference
You can listen to this latest episode either via the in-page player, by downloading the mp3 or subscribing to their feed.
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The latest episode of the /Dev/Hell Podcast has been released - Episode 19: Pull Requests Welcome:This week on /dev/hell is "let's talk about arguments Chris got into on Twitter" week. Most of the discussion revolves around how we interact with users, both developer-types and average joes.You can listen to this latest episode either via their in-page player, by grabbing the mp3 directly or by subscribing to their RSS feed.
If you're interested in hearing about MongoDB (and PHP) and are living on the southeast coast of the US, you're in luck - Derick Rethans is making a tour of the area and hitting several major user groups along the way.It has been a while since I have written anything. In the last few months I have been busy rewriting the connection handling parts of the MongoDB driver for PHP. [...] Some time ago, my friend Ligaya Turmelle suggested that I should come and talk at the JaxPHP/JaxWeb, the PHP and web...
In this new post Antonin Januska shares some reminders about what good code comments should look like - what needs to go in and what needs to stay out (you comment all your code, right?)Code organization is a huge thing, especially for developers (because they deal with code), and often times it's a philosophical debate as to how code should be documented, if spaces should be used instead of tabs, what kind of documentation should be used and so on. Yet, what no one brings up is the dire issue of...
In this new post to PHPMaster.com they continue their look at aspect-oriented programming with CodeIgniter. In part one they introduced some of the fundamentals of AOP and in this new article, they dig deeper with more practical examples.In the previous part of this series we learned what Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) is and the meaning of important AOP terminology. In this part I'll explain why we need AOP using practical examples and how to add AOP behavior to your PHP application using the...
New on Dzone.com today they've posted the third and final part of their series looking at lesser known databases systems you might want to use in your application. In this latest article they cover eXist DB and Hypertable.Welcome to the third and final part of the series in which we look at five alternative databases you can use with PHP apps you might not have heard of. [...] In this final part of the series, we're going to finish up by looking at two outstanding, yet markedly different, databases:...
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