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NETTUTS.com: A Beginner's Introduction to HTTP and REST

NETTUTS.com: A Beginner's Introduction to HTTP and REST
On NETTUTS.com today there's a great tutorial that wants to teach you, the beginner, all about REST and how it works with the HTTP request and response methods to handle web service requests. A sample PHP application is also included to help you get a better feel for it.The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the life of the Web. It's used every time you transfer a document, or make an AJAX request. But HTTP is a relative unknown among web developers. This introduction will demonstrate how the set of...

Josh Holmes' Blog: ASP.NET and PHP On IIS Together

Josh Holmes' Blog: ASP.NET and PHP On IIS Together
Happen to need both ASP.NET and PHP running on the same IIS server? Josh Holmes (and Mark Brown) have you covered with this new presentation posted to Josh's blog.I got a question the other day about running both ASP.NET and PHP on the same server and whether or not it works. The short answer I gave is "Yes". The longer answer, I'm going to give here. In point of fact, both ASP.NET and PHP work really well on the instance of IIS. They can't share session state but otherwise it's a very peaceful...

Matthew Weier O'Phinney's Blog: Introducing the ZF2 Plugin Broker

Matthew Weier O'Phinney's Blog: Introducing the ZF2 Plugin Broker
Matthew Weier O'Phinney has a new post to his blog today looking at a feature that'll be included in the upcoming Zend Framework 2 release - a plugin broker that changes the way plugins are loaded.In Zend Framework 2.0, we're refactoring in a number of areas in order to increase the consistency of the framework. One area we identified early is how plugins are loaded. The word "plugins" in Zend Framework applies to a number of items: Helpers, Application resources, Filters and validators and Adapters.In...

CodeIgniter.com: CodeIgniter 2.0 - Now with more Awesome

CodeIgniter.com: CodeIgniter 2.0 - Now with more Awesome
According to a new post to the CodeIgniter.com blog, there's been even more changes in the 2.0 version of the framework - including dropping PHP4 support all together.A few days ago a new repository popped up on our internal Mercurial server. We're not particularly creative with our naming, so it was simply CodeIgniterNoPhp4. [...] With only a handful of significant changes to its codebase, the release was pushed along. We want to make CI 2 worth its name, so starting today, we're requiring PHP 5.1.6 on...

Community News: ConFoo Call for Papers Reminder (Ends Nov. 26th)

Community News: ConFoo Call for Papers Reminder (Ends Nov. 26th)
The deadline on the Call for Papers for this year's ConFoo is getting closer - November 26th - so be sure to get those submissions in!PHP Quebec and friends are pleased to announce the 2011 edition of the ConFoo.ca Conference. The Conference will take place in Montreal, Canada between March 9th and 11th. We are looking for speakers willing to share their expertise with PHP professionals and managers.The Conference features technical one hour talks dedicated to many aspects of Web development such as...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 11.12.2010

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 11.12.2010
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 11.05.2010 Mashable: 10 Intermediate and Advanced Tips from PHP Masters PHPBuilder.com: Four Sane Solutions for PHP Debugging Jose da Silva's Blog: Revisiting PHP 5.3 __invoke magic method Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 11.08.2010 Web Developer Juice: 14 descriptive reasons why Ruby is better than PHP Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 11.09.2010 Juhana Rasanen's Blog: Using MongoDB with...

Developer Community: Where to Start? - Part 1

Developer Community: Where to Start? - Part 1
Warning: brace yourself, this is a long article. Oh and I will give my opinion on just about everything. Intro: I talked and listened much about the developer community in the past years. I have been actively involved in the community since 2006. The latest community panel at ZendCon 2010 inspired me to write this article. This is part 1 of a 2-part series. You want to benefit from the community So you have never been involved with a developer community before. What is a community? How do you find one?...

ConFoo 2011: Call for Papers

ConFoo 2011: Call for Papers
PHPAQuebec and friends are pleased to announce the 2011 edition of the ConFoo.ca Conference. The Conference will take place in Montreal, Canada between March 9th and 11th. We are looking for speakers willing to share their expertise with PHPAprofessionals and managers. The Conference features technical one hour talks dedicated to many aspects of Web development such as mobile apps, security, databases, cloud, web standards, accessibility, project management, agile methods, CMS & Frameworks, startups and...

CodingThis.com Blog: Quick XML-to-HTML Templating in PHP Using SimpleXML

CodingThis.com Blog: Quick XML-to-HTML Templating in PHP Using SimpleXML
New on the CodingThis.com blog there's a post about templating using SimpleXML to parse a basic XML file and push the data into a template.Since the API method interface is relatively static, I didn't need to generate it on the fly, so I created a PHP script. I could have used an XSL Transform (XSLT), but instead I decided to use pure PHP. (I'd rather use PHP and realize I have too much power than use XSLT, and realize I don't have enough. Plus, I love PHP. There's no shame in sticking with what you...

Ruslan Yakushev's Blog: PHP 5.3 and PEAR available in WebMatrix Beta 3

Ruslan Yakushev's Blog: PHP 5.3 and PEAR available in WebMatrix Beta 3
Ruslan Yakushev has a new post about a major update to the latest beta release of the Microsoft WebMatrix tool - the update of the PHP version to support 5.3 and the inclusion of PEAR.WebMatrix Beta 3 release has been announced recently. This release includes many new cool features that are described in release announcement and in the Web Deploy team blog. In addition to all those improvements, WebMatrix Beta 3 has much better support for PHP.The updates make it possible to use 5.3 (prior versions only...

Till Klampaeckel's Blog: APC: get a key's expiration time

Till Klampaeckel's Blog: APC: get a key's expiration time
Till Klampaeckel has shown off one of the "best kept secrets" about the APC caching tool that not many people seem to use - getting a key's expiration time that can be useful to tell other applications how long the data will be good for.APC offers a bunch of very useful features - foremost a realpath cache and an opcode cache. However, my favorite is neither: it's being able to cache data in shared memory. How so? Simple: use apc_store() and apc_fetch() to persist data between requests. The other day, I...

Chris Jones' Blog: PECL OCI8 1.4.4 is Available

Chris Jones' Blog: PECL OCI8 1.4.4 is Available
As Chris Jones has mentioned in a new post to his blog, the latest release of the Oracle OCI8 drivers for PHP has been released on PECL (version 1.4.4).PECL OCI8 1.4.4 has just been released. It fixes a potential memory corruption using oci_set_* functions seen on 64 bit machines. This release can be used to update OCI8 on earlier PHP versions.He talks about an error he's come across many times - "Warning: oci_connect() [function.oci-connect]: OCIEnvNlsCreate() failed" - and how it can be fixed with an...

Blancer.com: 10 Compelling Reasons to use the Zend Framework

Blancer.com: 10 Compelling Reasons to use the Zend Framework
On Blancer.com they've posted what they call ten compelling reasons to use the Zend Framework for your next application (or even to rework a current one).Trying to decide which framework to use for your new project? In this article, we'll go in-depth about why Zend Framework should absolutely be your PHP framework of choice.Their reasons cover a wide range of the framework's functionality including: Extend classes like there's no tomorrow Use what you need, forget everything else No model implementation...

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Create Your Own WordPress Shortcodes

SitePoint PHP Blog: How to Create Your Own WordPress Shortcodes
On the SitePoint PHP blog today there's a new post showing how how to make your own "short code" system that allows for custom function execution.WordPress doesn't normally allow you to add PHP code to pages or posts. That's for the best: you don't want clients to discover the power of the unlink function! However, you can create custom functions which are executed when a shortcode is encountered within the post text.There's two code snippets included - one showing a simple function call, "Hello World"...

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:Jani Hartikainen's Blog: A simple way to make your code better: Stop adding more parameters php|architect Podcast: Bake'n'Shake (Ep. 2009-07) Community News: PHP Library Interoperability Standards PHPEveryday.com: Facebook API Tutorials Giorgio Sironi's Blog: Zend Framework 2.0 ThinkPHP Blog: Which Open Source PHP framework do you use? (Poll) Web Designer Online: 10 great Alternatives to phpMyAdmin Ian Christian's Blog: Embedded forms using...

Midgard2 Content Repository library is now in Debian

Midgard2 Content Repository library is now in Debian
This should be great news for developers who want to work with a content repository: Midgard2 just landed to Debian unstable. Note that it is not the classicAMidgard CMS what we're talking about here, but instead the content repository / ORM library that the CMS is built on. Midgard2 is a content repository library written on top of the GNOME stack: we use D-Bus for signaling, libgda for connecting to different databases, and GObject Introspection for providing APIs to multiple programming languages....

PHP 5.3 and PEAR available in WebMatrix Beta 3

PHP 5.3 and PEAR available in WebMatrix Beta 3
WebMatrix Beta 3 release has been announced recently. This release includes many new cool features that are described in release announcement and in the Web Deploy team blog. In addition to all those improvements, WebMatrix BetaA3 has much better support for PHP. Specifically: It is now possible to enable PHP 5.3 (previous versions of WebMatrix and Web PI only supported PHP 5.2) PHP can now be enabled on an empty new site in WebMatrix (previously it was required to install a PHP application in order to...

Community News: PHPBenelux BugHuntDay 2010 (Zend Framework & Joind.in)

Community News: PHPBenelux BugHuntDay 2010 (Zend Framework & Joind.in)
The PHPBenelux group has officially announced this month's BugHuntDay they'll be having near the end of November on Saturday the 27th in the offices of WEBclusive.As has become tradition after 2008 (Zend Framework) and 2009 (symfony), we again organize a PHPBenelux BugHuntDay in November this year. We even decided to make the BugHuntDay a bit bigger. On Saturday November 27th, we will be focusing not on one but on two projects! We will focus on Zend Framework for the framework-heads, and on the Joind.in...

DiGiTSS Blog: CodeIgniter 2 is just here - about to release..!

DiGiTSS Blog: CodeIgniter 2 is just here - about to release..!
On the DiGiTSS blog there's a recent post about the upcoming release of the CodeIgniter framework, version 2, and some of the changes that come with it.It's a good and easy to use PHP MVC Framework, which takes you on the road very quickly and you start developing real time application with it. [...] Last release was way back in September'09 and I heard something about v1.8 sometime after that. But now it has been more than 1 year and recently while going through news section on CI website I read a post...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: How chickens and programming are kind of related

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: How chickens and programming are kind of related
In a new post to his blog Kevin Schroeder talks about why he thinks that chickens and programming are related and why everyone should work on a farm, for at least one month.Firstly, it would probably make a bunch of people shut up about a bunch of pointless things. [...] There's another thing that I think people should do. Well, not quite people; programmers. Every programmer should spend a month both as a system administrator and in front line tech support. [...] Why is that a big deal? Because people...

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