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Community News: PHP Newsletter Announced - PHP Weekly

Community News: PHP Newsletter Announced - PHP Weekly
Wes Mason has started up another project to provide you with a weekly dose of curated PHP content direct to your mailbox - the PHP Weekly Newsletter:[The newsletter is a] curated weekly injection of hot PHP links for your inbox, including the latest articles of interest, videos from talks and tutorials, new projects and of course the latest news in PHP language and platform development. I promise to try to keep links fresh, comments relevant and the hate out of sight.The first edition of the news letter...

Derick Rethans: Mongo is dead, long live MongoClient

Derick Rethans: Mongo is dead, long live MongoClient
In this recent post to his site Derick Rethans mentions the shiny new "MongoClient" class that the latest release of the Mongo PHP drivers provides.This afternoon we published version 1.3.0 of the MongoDB PHP driver. Besides a number of bug fixes since RC2 and RC3, this new release also includes a new MongoClient class. This new MongoClient class serves as a replacement for the Mongo class. The old Mongo class is now deprecated and will be removed in a future release, although we are keeping it in place...

Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 11.28.2012

Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 11.28.2012
Recent releases from the Packagist:cgm/config-admin (1.1.3) morrisonlevi/spl (0.5.0) facebook/php-sdk (v3.2.1) mattkirwan/access (0.1) zenstruck/content-bundle (v1.1.0) rcrowe/twigbridge (v0.0.2, 0.1, v0.0.1) bcen/splext (0.0.4) aura/cli (1.0.0-beta2) jalet/tvnu-config (v1.0.0) mch0lic/open-flash-chart (v1.0.1) willdurand/propel-geocodable-behavior (1.0.8) phery/phery (2.2.3) stylecow/stylecow (1.1.0) alchemy/ghostscript (0.1.0) goatherd/phpcs_installer (1.0) necromant2005/cdn (1.0.1)

Route default is not defined

Route default is not defined
Working this long with Zend Framework makes me do things that have become a real routine and I don't pay much attention to it.ASo when I just add few custom routes to myAZend FrameworkAapplication, I don't make a big fuss out of it. But apparently people do struggle with it. They get messages like this:Zend_Controller_Router_Exception: Route default is not definedApparently when you create custom routes,AZend FrameworkA"forgets" about the default route, causing this error to appear.To quickly resolve...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
Model MySQL Connection Class Easy SQL Generator DConnect Input validation CC Classes & Objects IoC Easy Facebook Mini Traffic Site Print Form PDF

Voices of the ElePHPant Podcast: Interview with Mike Dawidowicz

Voices of the ElePHPant Podcast: Interview with Mike Dawidowicz
The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has release their latest episode, another interview with a PHP community member. This time it's Mike Dawidowicz, an organizer of the Buffalo PHP User Group.In the interview Cal talks with Mike about: How did you get started with the Buffalo PHP user group? Tell us some of your best practices and successes for running the Buffalo PHP user group How did you come across sponsors that were open to helping with the user group? You can listen to this latest episode either...

/Dev/Hell Podcast: Episode 23: The Bozo Brush

/Dev/Hell Podcast: Episode 23: The Bozo Brush
The Dev/Hell podcast (hosted by Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler) has posted their latest episode - Episode 23: The Bozo Brush.Episode 23 is packed chock-full of awesome guests. We talk about the controversy around the cancellation of BritRuby, and the larger issues of diversity and inclusiveness at tech conferences, with Ashe Dryden and Reg Braithwaite. We also get into the goofiness of Star Trek and the wonder of railroad games.You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player, by...

Dave Marshall: Silex Route Helpers for a Cleaner Architecture

Dave Marshall: Silex Route Helpers for a Cleaner Architecture
In a previous post of his Dave Marshall talked about using controllers as "services" in a Silex-based application. In this new post he takes it a step further and shows you how to use route helpers to make working with those controllers even simpler.Supposing we want to render some HTML, do we want to inject the template engine in to the controller? Should the controller be responsible for knowing how to render the template? I'm not sure, but if I can have it not do it with minimal fuss, I think I'd...

PHPMaster.com: PHPFog is Coming to an End - But Don't Panic!

PHPMaster.com: PHPFog is Coming to an End - But Don't Panic!
If you're a PHPFog user, you know that they're discontinuing the service in favor of their AppFog product. If you're looking to migrate over to this from PHPFog, you should check out this new article from PHPMaster.com with some of the differences between the two services.Have you heard PHPFog is coming to an end? No, well - it is. That's right, in a recent announcement on their mailing list, the company has said that PHPFog will be no more by the end of January, 2013. But if you're on their platform,...

Mongo is dead, long live MongoClient

Mongo is dead, long live MongoClient
Mongo is dead, long live MongoClient London, UK Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 15:09 GMT This afternoon we published version 1.3.0 of the MongoDB PHP driver. Besides a number of bug fixes since RC2 and RC3, this new release also includes a new MongoClient class. This new MongoClient class serves as a replacement for the Mongo class. The old Mongo class is now deprecated and will be removed in a future release, although we are keeping it in place for now because of backwards compatibility reasons. We have...

Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 11.27.2012

Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 11.27.2012
Recent releases from the Packagist:amazonwebservices/aws-sdk-for-php (1.5.17.1) mishak/wrm-jquery (1.8.3) bcen/splext (0.0.3) socalnick/scn-social-auth (1.2.0) mishak/web-resource-management (1.1.6, 1.1.5, 0.1.4, 0.1.3, 0.1.2, 0.1.1) proem/proem (0.7.0) mediavorus/mediavorus (0.1.0) imbo/imboclient (0.7.0) mishak/wrm-bootstrap (2.2.1) blainesch/li3_unit (v1.0.1) rickysu/cacheable-behavior-bundle (v1.0.0) ajgl/h5bp-bundle (0.1.2, 0.1.1) tedivm/fetch (v0.4.1)

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 11.27.2012

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 11.27.2012
Latest PECL Releases: svm 0.1.9 yaz 1.1.5 mongo 1.3.0RC3

Interview with Mike Dawidowicz

Interview with Mike Dawidowicz
Blog:A http://www.meetup.com/buffalophp/members/2652380/ Twitter: Show Notes: http://www.meetup.com/buffalophp/ buffalolab.org A Sponsored by: Engine Yard

PHP 5.4 Cheat Sheet from DZone Refcardz Published

PHP 5.4 Cheat Sheet from DZone Refcardz Published
I'm happy to announce that my PHP 5.4 Cheat Sheet from DZone Refcardz was published today. This is a major update to DZone's existing PHP Refcard with material for PHP 5.4 added. In anticipation of this release, DZone interviewed me about this update. From the interview: The PHP 5.4 Refcard is for beginner to intermediate PHP developers. It's not for complete beginners as readers will need to have some knowledge of things like basic control structures and data types. More experienced PHP developers...

Symfony Blog: A full track dedicated to Symfony at SunshinePHP conference

Symfony Blog: A full track dedicated to Symfony at SunshinePHP conference
On the Symfony blog they talk about the SunshinePHP Conference (happening in Miami, February 8th and 9th) and it's dedicated Symfony track.The SunshinePHP conference will take place in M-I-A-M-I, what a cool place for a Symfony conference during cold winter time! Save the date, on February 8th & 9th, you can register for two days of Symfony sessions, making this the first Symfony event on the east coast of the USA. The Call for Papers is still open, so do not hesitate to submit a talk about Symfony.The...

Chris Jones: How (and when) to move users to mysqli and PDO_MYSQL?

Chris Jones: How (and when) to move users to mysqli and PDO_MYSQL?
Related to a recent discussion on the php.internals mailing list, Chris Jones has posted about moving away from the MySQL extension in favor of the MySQLi functionality and the effort bubbling up to make the old functionality deprecated.An important discussion on the PHP "internals" development mailing list is taking place. It's one that you should take some note of. It concerns the next step in transitioning PHP applications away from the very old mysql extension and towards adopting the much better...

Andrew Podner: Using Final to Prevent Overrides and Extension

Andrew Podner: Using Final to Prevent Overrides and Extension
In the latest post to his site Andrew Podner takes a quick look at something you don't see too much in PHP applications but is a familiar concept to some coming in to the language from others - using "final" to prevent overrides of the code in your classes.In a previous post about inheritance, I showed you how to extend a class. One aspect of extending classes that wasn't fully covered was the idea of overriding a method in a class. You can override a method (function) from the base class by simply...

Zumba Engineering Blog: Mocking Singleton PHP classes with PHPUnit

Zumba Engineering Blog: Mocking Singleton PHP classes with PHPUnit
On the Zumba Engineering blog today Chris Taylor has a new post about mocking in PHPUnit, specifically how to handle those pesky Singleton methods lurking around your codebase.In many of our projects, utilities and vendor classes are implemented with a singleton pattern. [...] In this post, we'll cover a nice way to inject a PHPUnit mock object for use in testing methods that utilize singleton classes.He starts by introducing mocking and how to use mock classes in PHPUnit with a simple "sayHello"...

Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 11.26.2012

Community News: Packagist Latest Releases for 11.26.2012
Recent releases from the Packagist:tedivm/jshrink (v0.5.1) meenie/munee (1.0.0) xeoncross/kit (0.2.0, 0.1.0) aktive_merchant/aktive_merchant (1.0.4) silverstripe/framework (3.0.3) silverstripe/cms (3.0.3) mobiledetect/mobiledetectlib (2.5.0) mf2/mf2 (v0.1.9) alphalemon/alphalemon-cms-bundle (v1.0.0-RC6) liip/rmt (0.9.1) azema/phigrate (v0.9.5) phery/phery (2.2.2) morrisonlevi/spl (0.4.2)

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 11.26.2012

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 11.26.2012
Latest PEAR Releases: Date_Holidays 0.21.7 Date_Holidays_Turkey 0.1.1 VersionControl_SVN 0.5.0

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