In this new post to his blog, Christian wonders if forking the 1.x branch of Symfony to create a 1.5 version is a real possibility.The idea of forking came up. But is this really going to happen? And does it make any sense at all? What would be the benefit of forking symfony 1.4 and continuing development of the 1.x branch?He suggests that it might be worth it because the branch is currently stable, it has a proven track record, there's already several plugins available and there's a comfort level among...
On PHPBuilder.com today, Jason Gilmore has posted a look at five PHP-based ecommerce solutions with a wide range of feature sets and larger support and usage across the web.Literally hundreds of open source and commercial PHP-based ecommerce solutions exist, yet only a select few will adequately meet the aforementioned requirements. If you're currently exploring a PHP-based ecommerce project, consider starting your investigations by learning more about these five prominent solutions.The five that made...
On the PHP.net site today there's an announcement about the release of the PHP 5.4 alpha1, the first version of the upcoming 5.4 release.The PHP development team is proud to announce the first PHP 5.4 alpha release. PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviors. Read the NEWS file for a complete list of changes. [...] This alpha release exists to encourage users to identify bugs, and to ensure that all new features and backward compatibility breaks are evaluated...
Bastien Labelle has posted a new (tongue-in-cheek) post to his blog today about a presentation he and a friend of his recently gave at a conference - Why PHP is so Much Better than Ruby.Of course, saying that PHP is so much better than Ruby is pure bullshit, and this talk is, as I hope you guessed, a big big sarcasm. Trolling apart, I think this talk is also quite interesting, since somehow it shows some of the weaknesses of Ruby and its ecosystem.Included in the post are their slides and a brief...
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Juozas aoJoea KaziukAnas recently wrote a post on his blog that discusses the current and future state of the PHP framework landscape. This one is going to take a little explaining, have a seat and I'll get the flip chart.
The PHP development team is proud to announce the first PHP 5.4 alpha release.
PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviors.
Read the NEWS
file for a complete list of changes.
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!
This alpha release exists to encourage users to identify bugs, and
to ensure that all new features and backward compatibility breaks are evaluated
and documented before PHP 5.4.0 is released. Please report...
In a follow up to his previous post on using Neo4j with PHP, Josh Adell looks in a bit more detail about how to find paths in the data via a REST interface to the database.The thing that makes graphing databases useful is the ability to find relationship paths from one node to another. There are many algorithms for finding paths efficiently, depending on the use case.He includes some code showing the REST request (made via this client) to fetch these street-based relationships. He then creates a little...
The latest release of PHP Manager 1.2 for IIS now includes Windows PowerShell commands that can be used to install, configure and manage PHP on IIS 7 from command line. In addition those commands can be used to automate the configuration and management tasks.
Here are examples of what can be done with PHP Manager command line tools:
Register a new PHP version:
PS C:\Users\AdministratorNew-PHPVersion -ScriptProcessor "C:\PHP\536\php-cgi.exe"
Get information about current PHP configuration:
Zend Framework community member PAdraic Brady has started his own summaries of the Zend Framework Contributors mailing-list. Click on inside, I've got the URL laying around here somewhere.
In a response to this post that introduced some basic security methods for your applications, Anthony Ferrara has posted some corrections and updates to the suggested methods, even pointing out where some of them are completely wrong.Today an article popped into my feed reader that raise my eyebrows. The article's title is "Building Secured Web Applications Using PHP - The Basics". The summary of the item looked interesting, so I decided to open it up...What I found blew me away. It was filled with loads...
In a new post to his blog Tibo Beijen presents a case study about doing Domain Driven Design in an application using Doctrine2 to work with objects and your database.Nowadays developing web applications usually requires a flexible process due to changing business logic, shifting priorities or new insights. Besides choosing the right methodology this also requires designing the application in such a way that this flexibility can be achieved. [...] In this article I will show how to implement a specific...
Padraic Brady has posted the first in a new series of articles to his blog talking about the most recent happenings on the Zend Framework Contributors mailing list.What's this nonsense then? Well, a few weeks ago I shot myself in the foot [...] and before my sanity returned to normal, I found myself hoodwinked on IRC into writing up weekly summaries of what is discussed in Zend Framework land.The posts will try to bring together some of the major topics from the last week on the list. This week's...
Shay Ben Moshe has a new post to his blog today looking at some of the benefits that using the persistent connections offered in PDO can have on your application.PDO is an abstraction layer for database connections in PHP, and it became increasingly popular in the past few years. PDO gives us the option to use a persistent connection. If we don't use this option, a new connection is created for each request. If we do use this option, the connection is not closed at the end of the script, and it is then...
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The PHP development team is proud to announce the first PHP 5.4 alpha release. PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviors. Read the NEWS file for a complete list of changes. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! This alpha release exists to encourage users to identify bugs, and to ensure that all new features and backward compatibility breaks are evaluated and documented before PHP 5.4.0 is released. Please report findings to the QA...
Fabien Potencier has a new post to the Symfony blog today - an announcement about the setup of a PEAR channel to make it easier to grab the various Symfony components individually.One of the strengths of Symfony2 lies in its components; they define the building blocks of the framework and they can be used as standalone libraries. [...] The Symfony2 components have been available on Git for quite some time now, and as of today, I'm really excited to announce that they are also installable via the brand...
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What's this nonsense then? Well, a few weeks ago I shot myself in the foot (I was aiming for the cat who spilled coffee all over my desk) and before my sanity returned to normal, I found myself hoodwinked on IRC into writing up weekly summaries of what is discussed in Zend Framework land. The moral of the story is that the attempted murder of any ungrateful coffee-spilling animals sharing your home never ends well.
Let's see how good a verbose meandering writer can be at summarising...
Last month I blogged about the release of Adobe Flash Builder for PHP 4.5. Today Adobe released version 4.5.1 which completes last month's launch with optimized iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Blackberry support! It seems many people have been confused re: what iOS support really means. Let me clarify. This is not about when you'd choose Flash vs. html 5 in the browser. The product does support targeting Flash in the browser but what excites me the most is the availability of the Flex framework for delivering...
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