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PHP.net: PHP 5.4 RC 1 Released

PHP.net: PHP 5.4 RC 1 Released
On the PHP.net site today they've announced the release of the latest Release Candidate in the PHP 5.4 series - PHP 5.4 RC1.The PHP development team is proud to announce the first release candidate of PHP 5.4. PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviours. Windows binaries can be downloaded from the Windows QA site. [...] This is the first release candidate. No new features will be included before the final version of PHP 5.4.0. The release candidate phase is...

PHPMaster.com: PHP Master: Writing Cutting-Edge Code

PHPMaster.com: PHP Master: Writing Cutting-Edge Code
On PHPMaster.com today (disclaimer: PHPMaster is a SitePoint website) Timothy Boronczyk has posted a review of SitePoint's latest offering for PHP developers - Writing Cutting-Edge Code (by Lorna Mitchell, Davey Shafik and Matthew Turland).The book was written explicitly to help you becoming a better PHP programmer and is totally awesome. It not only covers advanced PHP coding topics such as object-oriented programming and design patterns, but also periphery topics that are just as important, such as...

Community News: Zend Framework 2 Development - CLA Not Required!

Community News: Zend Framework 2 Development - CLA Not Required!
As is mentioned by Matthew Weier O'Phinney (and expanded on by Robert Basic) beginning immediately, the Zend Framework 2 project will no longer require developers to sign a CLA before submitting their code.In #zf2 news, effective immediately, we no longer require a CLA for #zf2 contributions. Let the pull requests flow!Robert gives a bit more detail in his post, pointing out the official git repo, the issues list, section on the wiki and the mailing list/IRC meetings. There's also a blog to follow to get...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 11.11.2011

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 11.11.2011
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Kevin Schroeder's Blog: fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly Anthony Ferrara's Blog: On PSR-0 Being Included In PHP's Core Slawek Lukasiewicz's Blog: PHP application diagnostics - Memtrack Ulf Wendel's Blog: Using MySQL stored procedures with PHP mysqli DZone.com: Using a virtual machine to play with multiple versions of PHP Volker Dusch's Blog: An introduction to PHPUnits @covers annotation php|architect: Geolocation: Easier Than It Looks...

PHP 5.4 RC1 released

PHP 5.4 RC1 released
The PHP development team is proud to announce the first release candidate of PHP 5.4. PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviours. Windows binaries can be downloaded from the Windows QA site. THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! This is the first release candidate. No new features will be included before the final version of PHP 5.4.0. The release candidate phase is intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable...

Sameer Borate's Blog: Source Code Signatures in PHP

Sameer Borate's Blog: Source Code Signatures in PHP
In this new post to his blog Sameer Borate applies an interesting method of discovery of structure in unfamiliar code - generating code signatures.One method [Ward Cunningham] suggests is that of summarizing on a single line select punctuation characters from each source file. He calls this the file's "signature". This will help the developer gauge the complexity of the code base.He includes a few examples from files in WordPress - looking for the structure of curly braces and semicolons as delimiters...

Chris Hartjes' Blog: Building a Gimmebar Sidebar

Chris Hartjes' Blog: Building a Gimmebar Sidebar
Following along the lines of this post from Ed Finkler about working with the Gimme Bar API, Chris Hartjes has chimed in with his own post about creating his sidebar based on the same source.Funkatron was kind enough to put together a blog post about building a Tumblelog with Gimme Bar and PHP so I told him I would write up what I did on my own blog. One of my intents was to use the Gimme Bar API to pull in a list of my latest Gimmies for the sidebar on this blog. Ed had posted a very simple example in...

Consistency, cloud and the PHP mysqlnd replication plugin

Consistency, cloud and the PHP mysqlnd replication plugin
Elastic, fantastic: click here to add a MySQL replication database cluster to your cloud configuration. Click - yes, we can! Just one little thing, you need to update your application: consistency model changed. Plan for it. Some thoughts for PECL/mysqlnd_ms 1.x, the PHP mysqlnd replication plugin. Problem: C as in ...

Community News: phpDay 2012 Call for Papers Announced

Community News: phpDay 2012 Call for Papers Announced
The phpDay conference organizers have officially announced the Call for Papers for this year's event (happening May 18th and 19th in Verona, Italy).Do you want to be our next php hero? Fill out the form with your profile and talk description. Remember that the phpDay CfP will end on Feb 28th 2012. As a no profit organization we don't have a big budget but we will refund speakers accommodation, meals and we'll give them from 200 € as refund for travel expenses.They're looking for all levels of talks for...

Egeniq Development Process

Egeniq Development Process
Egeniq is a highly distributed company. Unlike most other software development companies our developers do not work from a central office but from various locations. In this post I'll try to explain what our development process looks like.

Ibuildings techPortal: DPC Radio: Developing and Deploying High Performance PHP Applications

Ibuildings techPortal: DPC Radio: Developing and Deploying High Performance PHP Applications
On the Ibuildings techPortal today, they've posted the latest in their DPC Radio series of podcasts - recordings from this year's Dutch PHP Conference. In this latest episode, they share Christopher Jones' talk "Developing and Deploying High Performance PHP Applications".This session starts with a brief but important overview about the growing Oracle technology eco-system. It shows what Oracle's direction means for PHP application development and deployment. The majority of the talk then highlights...

Kowser's Blog: Kohana Tutorial: For the beginners

Kowser's Blog: Kohana Tutorial: For the beginners
On his blog today Kowser introduces you to Kohana, an easy to use, lightweight PHP HMVC framework that can help you get applications up and running quickly. In his tutorial he walks you through the creation of a simple application - a typical blog.Kohana is the framework I liked best among other PHP framework. Its an easy one also . To me it is organized, highly object oriented, having clear separation of model, view & controller. Autoloading of classes is nice feature here also. Here is the tutorial I...

PHPMaster.com: Error Handling in PHP

PHPMaster.com: Error Handling in PHP
On PHPMaster.com today there's a new tutorial from Sneha Heda looking at error handling in PHP - the types of errors that can come up, how to throw your own and how to catch them appropriately.Errors are the most common event a developer faces when programming. [...] To help reduce the number of errors in your code, and to mitigate their effects, proper error handling is essential in your web application. This article is a crash course in PHP error handling. You'll learn about PHP's built-in error...

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP
Here's what was popular in the PHP community one year ago today:Alison's Blog: Upcoming WordPress Security Book NETTUTS.com: A Beginner's Introduction to HTTP and REST Web Developer Juice: 14 descriptive reasons why Ruby is better than PHP Anna Filina's Blog: Developer Community: Where to Start? - Part 1 ZendCasts.com: Unit Testing Action Helpers CodeIgniter.com: CodeIgniter 2.0 - Now with more Awesome Ruslan Yakushev's Blog: PHP 5.3 and PEAR available in WebMatrix Beta 3 Blancer.com: 10 Compelling...

PHP 5.4 RC1 released

PHP 5.4 RC1 released
The PHP development team is proud to announce the first release candidate of PHP 5.4. PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviours. Windows binaries can be downloaded from the Windows QA site. THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! This is the first release candidate. No new features will be included before the final version of PHP 5.4.0. The release candidate phase is intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable release. Changes...

Symfony Blog: Developing the Symfony Community

Symfony Blog: Developing the Symfony Community
In this new post to the Symfony Blog, Fabien Potencier shares some of his thoughts about the Symfony community and tosses out an idea of a way to "gameify" the process to let community members proudly show off their level of involvement.When I say "community", I'm not talking about just the Symfony community, but I'm talking about all the people that are part of a larger ecosystem that makes Symfony better. [...] The corner stone of such a system is a unique account where all information are gathered and...

Chance Garcia's Blog: MAMP PRO, PECL, SSH2, and OSX CLI (AKA acronym madness)

Chance Garcia's Blog: MAMP PRO, PECL, SSH2, and OSX CLI (AKA acronym madness)
Chance Garcia has a recent post to his blog showing how he fixed an issue with his MAMP install involving development of a SSH wrapper he developed and some testing out of PHPStorm and PHPUnit.One thing I can say is that, even though I use a convenient app like MAMP PRO to set up my local development environment, I'm glad my sysadmin-fu is up to snuff enough to fly without the conveniences because after this ordeal, I feel like I might as well have made my MAMP stack from scratch with all the hoops I...

ZendCasts.com: Building a JSON End-Point With SLIM and jQuery: Part 2

ZendCasts.com: Building a JSON End-Point With SLIM and jQuery: Part 2
On ZendCasts.com today there's a new screencast in their "Building a JSON endpoint with the Slim microframework" series - part two focusing on jQuery integration. (Part one is here)[This screencast is] part 2 in a series on building a JSON end-point. We're using simple RESTful verbage to grab a list of names from a session store.You'll need to have the base scripts created in part one to follow along effectively. He picks up right where the previous part ends, creating a new view that uses some simple...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: What programming rules should you ALWAYS follow?

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: What programming rules should you ALWAYS follow?
In a quick new post today Kevin Schroeder asks his readers for feedback on what programming rules you should always follow in your development practices.Earlier today, more for my own interest, I asked the question on Twitter "What programming rules should you ALWAYS follow, regardless of the scenario you're working in?" In other words, are there programming rules that you ALWAYS should follow. It doesn't matter if it's a script to copy a bunch of files for a one time migration or if you're building the...

Anthony Ferrara's Blog: Becoming A Better Developer

Anthony Ferrara's Blog: Becoming A Better Developer
Anthony Ferrara has a new post today on his blog with some things he think you can do to become a better overall developer (and not just in PHP). He shares six things from his own experience to help answer this question.One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is "How can I become a better developer?" I think that it's a very good question to ask that deserves a good response. But how can you respond to something like that? Becoming a better developer depends so heavily on past experience...

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