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

Brian Swan's Blog: SQL Server Driver for PHP Connection Options: Snapshot Isolation
Following up on his previous post about transaction-level isolation with the SQL Server driver, Brian Swan has this new look at an additional option - snapshot isolation.I'll cover the snapshot isolation level in this post, and (as in my earlier post) I'll look at what happens at the database level when using a particular isolation level (rather than concentrating on PHP data access code).He introduces snapshots for those not familiar with them - the idea of making a set of data available to other users...

PHPBuilder.com: Use Zend Framework Action Helpers to Reduce PHP Code Redundancy

PHPBuilder.com: Use Zend Framework Action Helpers to Reduce PHP Code Redundancy
On PHPBuilder.com today there's a new tutorial from Jason Gilmore about using the action helpers in the Zend Framework to help reduce the amount of redundant code spread all over your application.Embracing a framework-driven approach to Web development enhances productivity in many ways, not the least of which is the ability to stay DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself). Eliminating the redundant reuse of code throughout a Web application will greatly improve your ability to effectively test and later refactor...

NETTUTS.com: Introduction to the Smarty Templating Framework

NETTUTS.com: Introduction to the Smarty Templating Framework
On NETTUTS.com today there's a new tutorial introducing you to one of the more well-established templating tools for PHP-based applications - Smarty. It provides abstraction between your data and the output of the site, making is simpler to maintain in the long run.Smarty is a PHP-based templating engine/framework. It allows you to further separate your business logic from its visualization, by removing as much PHP code as possible away from your views. Some developers and frameworks prefer not to use a...

WoorkUp.com: How-To Create Your Own Instant Search

WoorkUp.com: How-To Create Your Own Instant Search
On the WoorkUp.com blog today Luiz Eduardo has posted a new tutorial about how you can create and add a "Google Instant" type of search to your site. The technique uses a combination of an HTML and Javascript frontend (jQuery) and a PHP backend. This technology is not available for every webmaster in your own page yet, however, we can get really good results with php and jQuery, allowing everyone to create your own version of instant search. We are going to create now the simplest code, in order to learn...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: You want to do WHAT with PHP? Chapter 6 & 7

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: You want to do WHAT with PHP? Chapter 6 & 7
Kevin Schroeder has posted excerpts from the sixth and seventh chapters from his "You Want To Do WHAT With PHP?" book.Chapter 6 focuses on asynchronous processing and the excerpt talks about doing it with a little big of encryption on the side.In the excerpt from Chapter 7 he looks at a more structured way to access files rather than just the random fopen or file_get_contents. There's a code example in this one showing how to get the header information off of a file for things like file type, last...

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org

Community News: Latest Releases from PHPClasses.org
PDF-print Dwords PDF print 32bit File Stats Customizable CAPTCHA Sparql Query Builder Phones Complete class Cache wrapper ZEND_EPS_PUTTY kart-trie EasterDateCalculator Colorful variable dump Easter Date Calculator User-Checker Security Less.php

Towards the geotagged web

Towards the geotagged web
There was a pretty interesting snippet in Engadget's coverage of yesterday's Nokia World keynote: "By 2013 800 million people will be using GPS-enabled devices. Soon, everything on the Internet will have a location coordinate. This is a space we intend to own." Indeed, this is a quite possible future, and one for which we with Midgard are quite well prepared for. Many smartphone browsers (and even desktops) nowadays can transmit their location to web services, more and more geotagged information is being...

State of annotations in the PHP world, revisited

State of annotations in the PHP world, revisited
Nearly two years ago back in November 2008 I wrote about the state of annotations in the PHP world. Today I want to take the chance to revisit this and find out if annotations are still present and used, or if they are not.Review of old candidates Of those which I described two years ago, AttributeReader saw no further development, so I don't consider it as an option any more. Addendum has seen new releases, the last one in October last year. The repository has seen commits recently in June this year, so...

TechChorus Blog: What is your definition of a "True PHP Developer?"

TechChorus Blog: What is your definition of a "True PHP Developer?"
On the TechChorus blog today Sudheer has posted his answer to a question posed to him on LinkedIn - "What is your definition of a 'true PHP developer'?" His short answer? The question is wrong. Here's the long answer:A true PHP developer is a programmer who knows PHP. A false PHP developer is someone who doesn't know PHP. That's the closest correct answer I can think of. I think, Jamie wants to ask, "what's your definition of a good PHP developer?". There is no correct answer to the question. All, you...

Zend Developer Zone: Announcing Zend Framework's Bug Hunting Days For September

Zend Developer Zone: Announcing Zend Framework's Bug Hunting Days For September
On the Zend Developer Zone there's a new announcement about this month's Bug Hunt Days for the Zend Framework happening Thursday the 16th through Saturday the 18th.Yep, it's the third week of the month again - and you know what that means: Zend Framework Monthly Bughunt! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday of September (the 16th, 17th and 18th 2010), we'll be hosting our monthly bug hunt. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, each month, we organize the community to help reduce the number of open...

Cal Evans' Blog: How do I find good PHP developers?

Cal Evans' Blog: How do I find good PHP developers?
If you or your company is looking to hire on PHP developers but are having trouble finding good, qualified people, you should check out some of the advice that Cal Evans has posted to his blog to help you out.Twice this week I got asked a similar question, "How do I find good PHP developers to hire?" The first one was a recruiter who had originally tried to hire me because she "read my resume". [...] The second one, however, was a just someone trying to find PHP developers for his team. Since he wrote me...

Jim Plush's Blog: Fix when compiling the Redis php extension on OSX - mach-o, but wrong architecture

Jim Plush's Blog: Fix when compiling the Redis php extension on OSX - mach-o, but wrong architecture
When trying to load in the Redis module for his PHP installation, Jim Plush was getting an error:PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/[...]/redis.so' - dlopen(/[...]/redis.so, 9): no suitable image found. Did find: /[...]/redis.so: mach-o, but wrong architecture in Unknown on line 0He fixed the issue with the help of a bash script (source included) that sets up the right environment to build PHP on the OSX platform. Then the normal make, phpize, etc process can be done on the PECL...

Kevin Shroeder's Blog: Zend_Log with multiple writers

Kevin Shroeder's Blog: Zend_Log with multiple writers
Kevin Schroeder has a recent post to his blog about a handy trick Zend Framework developers can use to have Zend_Log write out to multiple sources at once pretty easily.If you were not aware, Zend_Log provides facilities for writing to multiple logs through the same log instance. Additionally, you can do this via configuration options when using a Zend_Application resource plugin. Together those make for very powerful logging mechanisms. "How?" you ask? It's really easy.The trick lies in the...

IBuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: PHP Through the eyes of a hoster

IBuildings techPortal: DPCRadio: PHP Through the eyes of a hoster
New on the IBuildings techPortal today is the latest episode of their DPCRadio series - sessions recoded at the Dutch PHP Conference 2010. In this new recording, Thijs Feryn talks about PHP from the perspective of the hosting company rather than the developer.Most PHP talks are given from the point of view of people who work on a project internally. These people are mostly developers, designers, project managers, QA's and there's even an occasional business man who shares his opinion on PHP. I would like...

Zend Developer Zone: Improving Code Quality with Flash Builder 4 and PHPUnit

Zend Developer Zone: Improving Code Quality with Flash Builder 4 and PHPUnit
On the Zend Developer Zone there's a new tutorial written by Nathan Good about improving the quality of your Flash applications (built in Flash Builder 4) with the help of unit testing with PHPUnit.Unit testing is becoming a fairly common element of software projects because of its promise of providing better quality to the code base. [...] This article is about improving your code quality in a sample project using Adobe Flash Builder 4 to build a rich user interface (UI) and connecting to PHP services...

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 09.14.2010

Community News: Latest PECL Releases for 09.14.2010
Latest PECL Releases: ibm_db2 1.9.0 gmagick 1.0.8b1 CUBRID 8.3.0.100903

Day Camp 4 Developers

Day Camp 4 Developers
Normally in this space, I talk about the tech side of things. Whether it's events, concepts, books, startups, or whatever, I've always written on the harder tech skills. It's ironic since when I joined the Computer Science Advisory Board from my undergraduate school last year, our focus was on the soft skills. The point is always: "It doesn't matter how smart you are if you can't express your idea effectively." With that in mind, I'm happy to announce Day Camp 4 Developers organized by my friend and...

Announcing Zend Framework's Bug Hunting Days For September

Announcing Zend Framework's Bug Hunting Days For September
Yep, it's the third week of the month again- and you know what that means: Zend Framework Monthly Bughunt! This Thursday, Friday and Saturday of September (the 16th, 17th and 18th 2010), we'll be hosting our monthly bug hunt. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, each month, we organize the community to help reduce the number of open issues reported against the framework.

Oracle Technology Network: PHP Web Auditing, Authorization and Monitoring with Oracle Database

Oracle Technology Network: PHP Web Auditing, Authorization and Monitoring with Oracle Database
On the Oracle Technology Network today there's a new article from Chris Jones about using the client identifier in the OCI8 PHP-to-Oracle connections to help with auditing, profiling and monitoring your Oracle database usage.This "client identifier" can be used by Oracle Database to distinguish between individual web application users who all connect to the database using one common set of database credentials. For example, every page in a web site might physically connect to the database as the same...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Tapping millions of non-PHP PHP developers (manager's guide for Java to PHP)

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: Tapping millions of non-PHP PHP developers (manager's guide for Java to PHP)
Kevin Schroeder has posted an article he'd written for the Zend news letter about non-PHP developers branching out into PHP for the first time and how easy the language makes it.I have had the benefit of being able to program in many different languages for many different environments over the years. Throughout that experience there are 2 languages that have risen to the top of my favorites list. PHP is one, obviously. But Java is the other. [...] To access all of the functionality in Java, there is a...

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