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NetTuts.com: Basecamp Style Subdomains With CodeIgniter

NetTuts.com: Basecamp Style Subdomains With CodeIgniter
On NetTuts.com today there's a new tutorial showing you how to use the CodeIgniter framework to create Basecamp-style subdomains in your application.CodeIgniter is a simple and lightweight PHP framework used to create powerful web applications. Today, we are going to do something nifty: we'll combine user names and subdomains to make for a more cohesive user experience. If you're a bit confused, this feature allows your users to access their accounts by typing in a custom url, which maps to their user...

Wade Arnold's Blog: Scala is easier than PHP

Wade Arnold's Blog: Scala is easier than PHP
According to this new post on his blog Wade Arnold thinks that Scala, the "general purpose programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way", is easier that PHP for handling some of the common web application related issues.I still believe that PHP is the best language for the web for the majority of programmers; it quite possibly has the best documentation and examples of any language like a DSL for the web! [...] So why is Scala easier?The...

JavaScript library Open Source Awards announced

JavaScript library Open Source Awards announced
I had the pleasure of participating in the Packt Publishing Open Source Awards for JavaScript Libraries recently, and they just announced the winner: jQuery. AI don't normally republish entire press releases, but here's the bulk of their release today. Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that jQuery has won the inaugural Open SourceAJavaScript Libraries Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. The Award is a newAcategory introduced to the Open Source Awards this year, featuring libraries of...

Top 10 MySQL Mistakes Made by PHP Developers

Top 10 MySQL Mistakes Made by PHP Developers
A database is a fundamental component for most web applications. If you're using PHP, you're probably using MySQL - an integral part of the LAMP stack. PHP is relatively easy and most new developers can write functional code within a few hours. However, building a solid, dependable database takes time and expertise. Here are 10 of the worst MySQL mistakes I've made (some apply to any language/database)a 1. Using MyISAM rather than InnoDB MySQL has a number of database engines but you're most likely to...

Brian Swan's Blog: SQL Server Driver for PHP Connection Options: Connection Pooling

Brian Swan's Blog: SQL Server Driver for PHP Connection Options: Connection Pooling
Brian Swan has another post in his series looking at using the SQL Server driver in PHP applications. This part of the series looks specifically at using the connection pooling option to help improve overall performance of the application.One topic that came up yesterday [during Jump In! Camp] was connection pooling and how much difference using pooled connections makes in app performance, so that's what I'll look at in this post.He starts by defining (from Wikipedia) what connection pooling is and then...

CodeIgniter.com: The Official CodeIgniter Fork

CodeIgniter.com: The Official CodeIgniter Fork
According to this new post on CodeIgniter.com, EllisLab is announcing an official fork of the current CodeIgniter framework that will be driven by a group of six community members.Yes, you read that right, EllisLab will be creating a CodeIgniter fork. For you. By you. We need six talented, opinionated, critical coders from the community who have a heavy personal and/or professional interest in CodeIgniter's ongoing development to act as deputies for the repository. [...] You can also nominate someone...

Pique Web: Episode 6 - Brooklyn Beta

Pique Web: Episode 6 - Brooklyn Beta
The Pique Web podcast has released their latest episode that includes a recap of the Brooklyn Beta conference that happened back in October.Other topics mentioned include Goodsie, Moontoast, Gimmie Bar and Map Along. You can either listen to this latest episode using the in-page player or you can grab the mp3 directly.Check out the Pique Web site for more great episodes (this episode of number six, so there's a few more to check out if you enjoy it).

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:PHP.net: PHP 5.3.1 Released! TechChorus Blog: Create RESTful Applications Using The Zend Framework Brandon Savage's Blog: PHP Interview Questions And Answers Ilia Alshanetsky's Blog: Igbinary, The great serializer Content with Style: Viewing BLOB content in phpMyAdmin Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Conference Biography Help Brandon Savage's Blog: Designing Databases: Picking The Right Data Types Juozas Kaziukenas' Blog: Zend Framework and Doctrine....

Sharing gotchas on Facebook and Twitter

Sharing gotchas on Facebook and Twitter
I have been working on adding some sharing features to dealnews.com. Dealing with Facebook and Twitter has been nothing if not frustrating. Neither one seems to understand how to properly deal with escaping a URL. At best they do it one way, but not all ways. At worst, they flat out don't do it right. I thought I would share what we found out so that someone else my be helped by our research.FacebookFacebook has two main ways to encourage sharing of your site on Facebook. The older way is to "Share" a...

PHP Brasil 2010 starts on the 25th November

PHP Brasil 2010 starts on the 25th November
I'm really looking forward to attending PHP Brasil 2010 next week and presenting on PHP and Oracle. I was in Brazil for the conference two years ago. I felt it was very worthwhile and I enjoyed the conference a lot....

Wes Ray's Blog: Configuring Fedora 12 PHP/MySQL Server with Nginx and reverse proxy to Apache

Wes Ray's Blog: Configuring Fedora 12 PHP/MySQL Server with Nginx and reverse proxy to Apache
Wes Ray has posted a step-by-step guide to help you get your Fedora server up and running with PHP, MySQL and the Nginx web server. He also sets up Apache as a reverse proxy for the web requests.Ok so I'm going to make this article quick, simple and to the point. Fuck the bullshit, lets get ya'll setup with nginx with a reverse proxy to apache in less than an hour. Now this article is made for VPS type system such as linode or slicehost. We're starting at the point in which you have Fedora 13 actually...

Aaron McGowan' Blog: Geocoding search terms with Bing Maps

Aaron McGowan' Blog: Geocoding search terms with Bing Maps
Aaron McGowan has a new post to his blog that looks at the work he's done interfacing with the Bing Maps API to do some geocoding for Emitter.ca.One of the key features which was required for Emitter.ca, was the ability to geocode search terms like street addresses, cities, and postal codes, that a user enters so that Emitter.ca could easily return facilities that are nearby. To do this, we leveraged Bing Maps's API for performing the Geocode lookup. Microsoft offers a variety of APIs for allowing your...

PHPClasses.org: Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed

PHPClasses.org: Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed
On the PHPClasses.org blog there's a new post looking at Google's latest optimization offering, mod_pagespeed, and how it can help the performance of your applications (and if it's even worth using).One of the initiatives on which Google has invested to help Web developers making their sites faster is Page Speed. Basically Page Speed is an extension for the Firefox browser that can evaluate a loaded Web page to determine aspects that can be changed to improve the page load speed. [...] Mod_PageSpeed can...

Web Development Blog: How-to show popular posts on your WordPress blog?

Web Development Blog: How-to show popular posts on your WordPress blog?
On the Web Development Blog there's a recent post that shows you how to, with a simple bit of code, pull out the most popular posts to your WordPress blog.Since I'm using WordPress.com Stats, I would like to use the rankings generated by this service or plugin. Searching Google, I found some widget called "WordPress.com Stats: Top Posts Widget" which works out of the box (if like to use a widget). In my case I have a custom sidebar with different custom sections using custom code. The following example...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Encrypted session handler

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Encrypted session handler
In a new post to his blog Kevin Schroeder shares an encrypted session handler he's created to keep sensitive information away from prying eyes (since session data is usually plain text). The result ended up in a component easily used in a Zend Framework application.A little while ago I had come upon the problem of having to store sensitive data in a user session. The solution that I (and several others came upon) was creating a mechanism for storing encrypted data in a session. But what we wanted to do...

Ibuildings techPortal: Optimising MHVC Web Applications for Performance

Ibuildings techPortal: Optimising MHVC Web Applications for Performance
On the Ibuildings techPortal there's a new tutorial from Sam de Freyssinet that follows up on a previous article he wrote about using HMVC (Hierarchical-Model-View-Controller). In this new article, he talks about some of the things you can do with that pattern to increase performance.Hierarchical-MVC has been shown to make large web applications easier to scale out, but there is a price to pay- namely overall performance. This article will investigate ways of improving performance within HMVC web...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
Ripcord Login PHP Class Search results retriever Simple string diff nbrecs class Google File Finder Page encryptor Walker Stachl_Auth_Adapter_Imap Aziz MVC

Book preview: PHP 5 Social Networking

Book preview: PHP 5 Social Networking
Heads up! New book from Packt Publishing called PHP 5 Social Networking! I just received a copy of PHP 5 Social Networking in eBook format, and plan on getting started reading it this week. The book looks really interesting, and closely matches my daily work as I'm now doing social networks on a full-time basis. This book will demonstrate how to create, maintain, and extend a powerful social network site. It shows how to create your own flexible social networking framework, allowing users to sign up,...

Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques Part 4

Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques Part 4
Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques Part 4 By Manuel Lemos After several months of development, Google announces a stable release of mod_pagespeed, an Apache 2 Web server module that can automatically optimize the Web pages that are served by Apache without any changes to the actual scripts that generate those Web pages. This article explains in more detail what is mod_pagespeedup and how you can use it to improve the speed of serving your site...

Zend Developer Zone: Announcing the November 2010 Zend Framework Bug-Hunt

Zend Developer Zone: Announcing the November 2010 Zend Framework Bug-Hunt
On the Zend Developer Zone today there's the announcement of their latest Bug Hunt Day for the Zend Framework happening the 18th through the 20th of November (this Thursday through Saturday).For those who haven't put the reoccurring event in their calendar, this announcement is for you: Zend Framework Monthly Bug-hunt is here again! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday of November (the 18th, 19th and 20th 2010), we'll be hosting our monthly bug hunt. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, each month,...

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