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Quick Start Symfony DI (Dependency Injection) Tutorial

Quick Start Symfony DI (Dependency Injection) Tutorial
Dependency injection is a technique that allows for loosely coupled objects within a software application. Generally if an object requires access to the functionality of another it would be instantiated internally leading to tightly coupled systems. By implementing dependency injection we inject the required objects ready for use (sometimes also referred to inversion of control - IOC).

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 08.27.2010

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 08.27.2010
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:PHPBuilder.com: 10 Productivity-boosting Tools for Your PHP Development Johannes Schluter's Blog: References and foreach Lorna Mitchell's Blog: One-Step Symlink Switch Brian Swan's Blog: Access Control with the Azure AppFabric SDK for PHP Christoph Dorn's Blog: Introducing FirePHP Companion Jens Schauder's Blog: One Database for Every Developer Drupal4Hu.com: OOP and PHP or why Drupal rocks and some mistakes Kevin Schroder's Blog: You want to do WHAT...

PHP Excel Extension 0.8.6

PHP Excel Extension 0.8.6
PHP Excel Extension 0.8.5 The 0.8.6 version of the Excel extension was released and is now available for download. This version was updated to contain LibXL 3.0 support which introduces Excel 2007/2010 read/write support, which means that this extension can now read and generate any Excel file. Support for XSLX (2007/2010) format can be enabled by passing "true" as the 3rd parameter to the ExcelBook() construtor. GitHub: http://github.com/iliaal/php_excel/ Source:...

PHP SouthWest (#phpsw) User Group First Meeting: 7pm, 1st September 2010

PHP SouthWest (#phpsw) User Group First Meeting: 7pm, 1st September 2010
The first meeting of the PHP SouthWest User Group will be at The Third Floor, Bush House, Bristol from 7pm. The room is booked (big thanks to Del for that), and we have a projector sorted too; now we just need our first speakers What Is Planned As this is the very first meeting, our agenda is still being pulled together, but I'm hoping that Bitterman will treat us all to a rehearsal of his upcoming talk for the PHPNW10 conference in Manchester in early October. I'm looking for backup speakers just in...

JSClasses - a new repository of JavaScript components

JSClasses - a new repository of JavaScript components
JSClasses - a new repository of JavaScript components By Manuel Lemos The JSClasses site was finally launched. It is based on the PHPClasses site but with the focus of redistributing Object Oriented Programming components written in JavaScript. This is a brief note about that site with a reference to the actual site launch post.

Hijacked by Flickr pandas!

Hijacked by Flickr pandas!
After over 4 years at Schematic, it was time to move on. Everyone seems to be hiring like crazy these days and with some soul searching and pondering the future a, I decided to go with an opportunity to work on the Flickr dev team. I started in June. This involved leaving my beloved New York City for the cleaner, milder, better-produce-providing and wth-is-up-with-the-weather San Francisco. (This post is late in the making mostly due to the craziness of a cross-country move and only maybe 30% laziness)....

Jonathan Wage's Blog: Blending the Doctrine ORM and MongoDB ODM

Jonathan Wage's Blog: Blending the Doctrine ORM and MongoDB ODM
On his blog today Jonathan Wage has posted a tip on getting MongoDB connections and queries to work through the Doctrine ORM layer:Since the start of the Doctrine MongoDB Object Document Mapper project people have asked how it can be integrated with the ORM. This blog post demonstrates how you can integrate the two transparently, maintaining a clean domain model. This example will have a Product that is stored in MongoDB and the Order stored in a MySQL database.His code shows how to define the document...

Matt Williams' Blog: Implementing oAuth Twitter with CodeIgniter

Matt Williams' Blog: Implementing oAuth Twitter with CodeIgniter
On his blog today Matt Williams has a quick tutorial about setting up your CodeIgniter application to use the new oAuth authentication feature that Twitter with the help of this library.On August 31st Twitter will be axing basic auth GET requests, which is being overtaken by the more secure oAuth, there are a few tutorials out there on how to use oAuth and how to get started creating an app with CodeIgniter, but not many with actually helpful advice so here is my 2 penneth.The library makes it simple to...

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: You want to do WHAT with PHP? Chapter 1

Kevin Schroeder's Blog: You want to do WHAT with PHP? Chapter 1
Kevin Schroeder has a new post today with an excerpt from his book "You Want to do WHAT with PHP?" - the first chapter looking at networking and socket connections.I'm also woefully behind on blogging. So, to alleviate that I am going to post an excerpt from my upcoming book "You want to do WHAT with PHP?" Today we are going to take a look at Chapter 1.The sample chapter talks about figuring out the host to netmask relationship relationship by parsing the IP with the ip2long and comparing that to the...

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Looking for the perfect PHP IDE

Gonzalo Ayuso's Blog: Looking for the perfect PHP IDE
In this new post to his blog Gonzalo Ayuso talks about his quest for the perfect PHP IDE (well, for his needs at least) and several of the contenders he tried out along the way.I've got a problem. I haven't found the perfect IDE for me. Yet. I've got problems with every software. Now I will try to explain the problems I have and maybe someone shows me the light and helps me to discover the perfect editor/IDE.His needs include that it be able to run on Linux, that it include code auto-completion, syntax...

9Lessons.info: Facebook Style Tag Friends with Jquery, Ajax and PHP

9Lessons.info: Facebook Style Tag Friends with Jquery, Ajax and PHP
On 9Lessons.info today there's a tutorial posted by Srinivas Tamada about creating a simple "tag my friends" system (like Facebook's) with PHP, jQuery and a bit of Ajax magic.I received a request from my reader that asked to me how to implement Facebook like tag friends in your status or update box. It is great feature to adding friends start with @ symbol. I had tried this with Jquery, Ajax and PHP, it's simple just collaboration of my previous posts.If you want to skip to the good part, there's a demo...

Symfony Blog: Symfony Day 2010

Symfony Blog: Symfony Day 2010
On the Symfony Project blog today there's a new post about an event that's coming back for another year for the framework's community - SymfonyDay 2010.After a very successful event last year, Interlutions have decided to organize the SymfonyDay event again this year. People who were there last year (126 in total from 6 different countries) can testify the conference was excellent, both the location and the schedule being very good. This year, the setup for the conference is the same, except for the...

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:Brandon Savage's Blog: FIEO: Filtering Input with PHP's Filter Functions Cal Evans' Blog: A Challenge to IT Companies PEAR Blog: Fixing "unsupported protocol" PacktPub.com: Develop PHP Web Applications with NetBeans, VirtualBox and Turnkey LAMP Appliance Pablo Viquez's Blog: Export Excel Spreadsheets using Zend Framework W3Avenue.com: Really Useful Tools For PHP Developers Zend Developer Zone: Accepting Credit Card Payments with OXID eShop...

Zend Framework 1.10.8 Released

Zend Framework 1.10.8 Released
The Zend Framework team announces the immediate availability of Zend Framework 1.10.8, our eighth maintenance release in the 1.10 series. This release includes around 22 bug fixes. A special reminder to those users of Zend_Service_Twitter, please ensure you upgrade to 1.10.6, 1.10.7, or 1.10.8 ASAP. These releases introduce a change in the Zend_Service_Twitter API that enforces the use of OAuth by default when using methods that require authentication. The change was introduced to help prepare Zend...

Konstantin's Blog: Counting Facebook Fans in PHP: The Graph API Way

Konstantin's Blog: Counting Facebook Fans in PHP: The Graph API Way
In a quick new post to his blog Konstantin shows how to get the number of fans for a Facebook page with a quick two line piece of code that uses their Graph API.In a previous blog post called How to Count Facebook Fans in PHP I've shown a code snippet of how to count the number of fans on a fan page using PHP. Times have changed, the Graph API has been introduced, and due to some responses I introduce here the new way of retrieving your fans count using the new Graph API and php.He uses the Facebook PHP...

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Tips for Event Hosting: Preparation

Lorna Mitchell's Blog: Tips for Event Hosting: Preparation
Lorna Mitchell has had some experience at setting up and hosting tech-related events in the past and she wants to share some of the tips she's learned along the way to help make things easier for others in the same situation. This post is the first in that series - a look at some things to do to prepare before the event even starts. For people organising events for the first time there are definitely some pitfalls that might not be obvious until you actually, well, until you fall into them! I thought I'd...

Christoph Dorn's Blog: Gain insight into your cache interaction with FirePHP Companion

Christoph Dorn's Blog: Gain insight into your cache interaction with FirePHP Companion
Christoph Dorn has a new post about using his recently released FirePHP Companion to get a better perspective on how your application works with its cache (information like the location of the cache file).I thought I would rework the example I included in my php|architect article. You will see how much easier it now is to accomplish the same, and with much less code, using FirePHP Companion instead of the existing FirePHP extension.In his example he has a site with an RSS feed that's cached and compares...

Pragmatic Guide to Git

Pragmatic Guide to Git
My latest book on Git, Pragmatic Guide to Git goes on sale today! I'm really excited about this new book. It's the culmination of a year's worth of work on an entirely new format for Pragmatic Bookshelf. From today's announcement: Last summer, Pragmatic author Travis Swicegood proposed a new kind of book covering the popular version control system, Git. We thought it was a good idea-so much so that we've launched a whole new series in this format. Check out the details on the series below, as well as...

Zend Developer Zone: NP-Gravatar

Zend Developer Zone: NP-Gravatar
In a new post to the Zend Developer Zone today the NP-Gravatar libraries are introduced as a way to hook your application into the Gravatar web service.Gravatar is a famous web-service for providing globally-unique avatars. Gravatar, like many other web services, has its own APIs, which are based on simple HTTP GET requests. [...] By studying and analyzing those APIs, I come up with an idea to create a Zend Framework implementation of all those Gravatar services. That resulted in NP-Gravatar package,...

Package Updates Released

We've just released updates to a number of Recite packages, bringing a number of bug fixes and stability improves to the Recite 2.1.x series. Several of these updates were released today, while a number of updates have filtered out over the past few weeks. Some of the key improvements that have been released include:CKeditor updated to version 3.4Minor UI improvements related to versioningImproved support for Amazon S3 bucketsSimplifying auto-scrolling down to errored formsImproving output of folder...

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