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Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
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Browser rending weirdness OSX and firefox

Browser rending weirdness OSX and firefox
Article originally from rooJSolutions blog Sometimes rendering bugs can be very annoying, IE has it's share of misbehaving, but usually firefox, chrome are consistant and never need much testing. However on one site, prior to going live someone testing on OSX kept saying that the menu bar was broken in Firefox.Testing on Windows and Linux it looked fine. however on their browser, the horizontal line of buttons for the menu broke into two lines. It was not until I finally did remote control on her PC was...

PHPWomen.org: DayCamp for Developers 2 - Telecommuting

PHPWomen.org: DayCamp for Developers 2 - Telecommuting
On the PHPWomen blog today there's a new post talking about two of the group's members - Ligaya Turmelle and Lorna Mitchell that will be participating in the second installment of the Day Camp 4 Developers series. This time the focus is on telecommuting.I bring this up *not just* because it will be a great conference on a subject that is "the holy grail for many developers" - Telecommuting, but also because it will again have 2 of our members in the 5 speaker lineup - Ligaya Turmelle and Lorna Jane...

DZone.com: And now instead, 5 things Java envies PHP for

DZone.com: And now instead, 5 things Java envies PHP for
Giorgio Sironi has posted the other side of the PHP/Java envy perspective in this new article on DZone.com - five things that Java envies PHP for (The first article is here offering the opposite perspective).The comparison is only on web applications and dynamic websites, as PHP does not compete on the desktop. I am a PHP programmer, but I work in Java on university-related projects. If you notice something is missing from the comparisons in this list, feel free to comment and complete my depiction of...

Cal Evans' Blog: Accessing Twitter via Zend_Service_Twitter

Cal Evans' Blog: Accessing Twitter via Zend_Service_Twitter
In this new post to his blog Cal Evans talks about a project he was working on that needed to interface with Twitter via their API. This, of course, requires OAuth but his script is all backend and Twitter requires a frontend to allow the application access.There is no front end at all. It just collects info and stores it in a database so I can query it later. (I'm an old-school database guy and love just writing ad-hoc queries to see what I can see) Twitter wants to redirect you to a site once you have...

PHPBuilder.com: Taking Advantage of Simple Cloud with the Zend Cloud Component

PHPBuilder.com: Taking Advantage of Simple Cloud with the Zend Cloud Component
On PHPBuilder.com today there's a new tutorial looking at how you can use the Simple Cloud technology that Zend offers directly from your Zend Framework application with the help of the Zend_Cloud component.In an effort to eliminate this inconvenience several companies (among them Zend, Microsoft, and IBM) have banded together to create the Simple Cloud API. The Simple Cloud API offers a unified interface for document storage, file storage, and simple queue services, and currently supports several of the...

NetTuts.com: How to Send Text Messages with PHP

NetTuts.com: How to Send Text Messages with PHP
On NetTuts.com today there's a new tutorial showing you how to send text messages via SMS directly from your script to the user's cell phone.Text messaging has become extremely widespread throughout the world - to the point where an increasing number of web applications have integrated SMS to notify users of events, sales or coupons directly through their mobile devices. In this tutorial, we will cover the fundamentals of sending text messages with PHP.Their method "cheats" a little bit and uses an...

Community News: Client Bucket Workshops in NYC (Content Management Systems)

Community News: Client Bucket Workshops in NYC (Content Management Systems)
Client Bucket Workshops is holding another event in New York at the City College of New York on January 29th - "Content Management System (CMS) Design with PHP, Javascript, and MySQL: Learn How to Design a Dynamic Content Driven Website from Scratch or by Using a framework". It's a full day event happening this Saturday.A website Content Management System (CMS) is a framework that simplifies the management of content published on the web. Smart administrators and individual website owners use content...

MySQLND, MySQL_UH and other goodies available to PHP programmers

MySQLND, MySQL_UH and other goodies available to PHP programmers
Have you ever heard of PECL /mysql_uh? Ok, fine, maybe you have but I hadn't until I read this blog post byawell, I'm not sure who it's by but it was RTed by @PierreJoy so I read it. Click on through, I'll share the super-secret URL and other goodies.

Project: Kint - Advanced Output for Debugging

Project: Kint - Advanced Output for Debugging
One of the more difficult parts of development is debugging. Any tool that can help make your bug finding life simpler can be valuable. Raveren has submitted a new tool he's developed to make outputting your debugging information more useful - Kint.It's basically a heavily improved var_dump and debug_backtrace version with some advanced behind the scenes action. The features description is in the google code page: http://code.google.com/p/kint/ but the interesting part is that this is the only dump tool,...

How to Tidy Your WordPress Menu html

How to Tidy Your WordPress Menu html
I love WordPress. I also love clean semantic html. Unfortunately, several of the standard WordPress theme functions return code which is a little untidy. For me, the primary culprits are wp_list_pages() and the newer wp_nav_menu(); both return an unordered list of page links typically used for page menus and sitemaps, e.g. 2)); ?The code results in this html abomination for the default installation's home, about and contact pages: Home About Contact us The code is valid but it contains items...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 01.25.2011

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 01.25.2011
Latest PECL Releases: CUBRID 8.3.1.0003 timezonedb 2011.1 CUBRID 8.3.1.0004

Does Google Chrome OS matter?

Does Google Chrome OS matter?
Does Google Chrome OS matter? By Manuel Lemos If you are a Web developer that is a question that you probably have been asking yourself since Google Chrome OS buzz started.

Does Google Chrome OS matters?

Does Google Chrome OS matters?
Does Google Chrome OS matters? By Manuel Lemos If you are a Web developer that is a question that you probably have been asking yourself since Google Chrome OS buzz started.

IBM developerWorks: Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 1: The basics

IBM developerWorks: Understanding the Zend Framework, Part 1: The basics
The IBM developerWorks site has posted a very high-level overview of one of the most popular PHP frameworks currently in use the Zend Framework. This is part one of their introductory series looking at the framework and what it has to offer.Technical alliances with companies such as Abobe, Microsoft, and IBM, have strengthened the support and stability of the framework, which is now used by startups and Fortune 500 companies around the world. This article gives you a high-level view of the Zend...

ZendCon 2010 Podcast - Introducing Zend Framework 2.0

ZendCon 2010 Podcast - Introducing Zend Framework 2.0
Speakers: Ralph Schindler and Matthew Weier O'Phinney Zend Framework has grown tremendously since the first public preview release in March 2006. Originally a slim, MVC framework with a number of standalone components, it has grown to a codebase more than 2M lines of code. Work now turns to version 2, with goals of increased simplicity and advanced PHP 5.3 usage.

9Lessons: User Signup using Facebook Data

9Lessons: User Signup using Facebook Data
On the 9Lessons site there's a recent tutorial showing you how to make a customized signup form that still uses the Facebook authentication as its base.Using facebook registration plug-in users can easily sign up on your website using facebook data. With one simple facebook login the form will be filled with user appropriate data. This plug-in is a simple iframe you can place it anywhere on your webpage. You can also add a custom field if facebook doesn't have.He walks you through the four (or five,...

Harrie Verveer's Blog: Organizing the Dutch PHP Conference

Harrie Verveer's Blog: Organizing the Dutch PHP Conference
In this recent post to his blog Harrie Verveer talks about his role in organizing this year's Dutch PHP Conference and things he's learned along the way already.Some of you might already have noticed, others might not, but this year I am part of the team at Ibuildings that is responsible for organizing the DPC: the Dutch PHP Conference. As you can imagine I am thrilled about this! [...] Of course, I could not possibly do this just by myself. [...] Organizing the conference is a huge task and a lot of...

2010 Highlights

2010 Highlights
For the eighth year in a rowa-aa milestone I had to double-check to believea-aI'm taking a moment to record personal highlights from the previous year. This was a landmark year for me in many ways. When 2010 began, some friends and I had just announced Analog, and we spent the first few weeks busily responding to an onslaught of attention and more project inquiries than we could possibly have hoped for. To everyone who helped spread the word and make us feel so supported, thank you.Our plan for Analog...

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: PHP Template Engine Comparison. Part 2 (vs Plain PHP)

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: PHP Template Engine Comparison. Part 2 (vs Plain PHP)
Following in the heels of his first post looking at a few of the templating offerings available to PHP applications, Gonzalo Ayuso is back with part two - a comparison versus just "plain PHP".In my last post I created a small (and very personal) test of different templating engines in PHP (Smarty, Haanga and Twiw). Someone posted a comment asking for the comparison between those template engines and old school phtml. OK I've done some tests. It's a bit difficult to create the template inheritance...

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