On Developer.com today there's a new article talking about some of the PHP-related improvements in the latest version of the PHP Development Tools (PDT) extension for Eclipse including template assistance and improved debugging.Among the 39 projects included in Eclipse Helios is the PDT (PHP Developer Tools) 2.2 release. The PHP Eclipse project was first announced back in 2005, with version 1.0 coming in 2007. With the PDT 2.2 release, the project has continued to evolve with new features as the...
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I've just released Xdebug 2.1. This new release contains all the bug fixes and new features that have been developed over the past three years. It provides full PHP 5.3 support, but it no longer supports PHP versions below 5.1.
A description of all the new features follows:
I've added xdebug_start_error_collection(), xdebug_stop_error_collection() and xdebug_get_collected_errors(), which allow you to collect all notices,...
As Lorna Mitchell has posted to her blog today, the PHP North West 2010 Call for Papers is open and ready to accept your talk suggestions!As in previous years, we'll first of all deal with selecting the papers for our main conference day, 9th October. Talks can be 60 minutes or 30 minutes, can be on any subject if you can persuade us it's relevant to PHP developers, and speakers anywhere on the spectrum from expert to newbie are welcome.The deadline to get them in is July 10th, so if you're going to...
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It's official, PHP North West 2010 is definitely happening ... and for that we'll need some people to pop along and give a talk! As in previous years, we'll first of all deal with selecting the papers for our main conference day, 9th October. Talks can be 60 minutes or 30 minutes, can be on any subject if you can persuade us it's relevant to PHP developers, and speakers anywhere on the spectrum from expert to newbie are welcome.
So what are you waiting for? Go submit your talk at our call for papers...
I have accepted an offer from Company 52 to be their Vice President of Engineering. Many thanks to everyone who helped get the news out about my job search, to those who provided referrals and leads, and to those with whom I had the pleasure of speaking regarding their open positions, including such luminaries [...]
In an effort to just about everything he can with PHP Mark Karpeles has posted an article about how he created a SSH server in PHP with most (not quite all) of the functionality of some of its counterparts.You probably know SSH at least by its name. It's a of secure telnet replacement which also allows many other things such as port forwarding, remote file management (with sftp) and more. With PHP I could write a fully working SSH server in only 3 days. [...] My goal when writing this was to provide a...
As is mentioned on the php|architect blog today (from Bill Karwin) the requirements gathering stage for the Zend_Db 2.0 version of the database component for the Zend Framework has started. Ralph Schindler has issued a document talking about some of the issues that have come up in the component's past.Requirements have been solicited from both community members in various conversations, as well as looking through the issue tracker for feature requests that have been on the backlog due to potential BC...
On PHPBuilder.com today there's a new tutorial about updating your application's Twitter authentication from the basic method to OAuth (which will become the new standard).Twitter provides an API for developers to build applications on top of it. The API has supported basic authentication over HTTP, but beginning in June 2010 Twitter is discontinuing basic authentication and migrating all Web and desktop applications to OAuth (Open Authorization). Although simpler to implement, basic authentication had...
On Internet.com today there's a new video tutorial about using the Zend_Service_WindowsAzure component of the Zend Framework to connect to and store blob information on the Windows Azure service.One increasingly common use of the cloud is storage for BLOBs (binary large objects) such as videos, applications, and even website images. Businesses use cloud storage to streamline operations. In his five-minute Internet.com video, Jason Gilmore uses the Zend Framework's Zend_Service_WindowsAzure component to...
When developers start graduating from just hacking together scripts and want to start looking toward the future, one thing they start thinking about is making their code the best it could be. One way to achieve this is refactoring, but where to start? Well, this new post has an introductory guide to help developers understand this powerful technique.Recently while on a drive with a non-programmer friend, I talked with him about code complexity and manageability, how very complicated code is detrimental...
I keep coming across people who seem to think that Flex's data formatting facilities are somewhere between Voodoo and rocket surgery, particularly when it comes to data visualization elements like DataGrids.
Nothing could be further from the truth-Flex may not be the best system in the world, but it's all about manipulating data; therefore, it has some excellent (and super-easy) formatters.
Inside a DataGrid, what seems to be a problem for so many is the fact that the data is seemingly rendered without...
If you're interested in the deployment of PHP applications, you'd do well to check out a series of articles Kevin Schroeder has posted to his blog talking about different methods for moving your site out when it's ready for the world to see.His articles cover:
Things to take into consideration when creating a deployment process
Integration of source code management
Creating PEAR packages
Making installable packages (like yum, RPM, etc)
This last option, while a bit more difficult than some of...
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The Register on a new EU law, due to go into effect next year, that requires sites to ask for consent prior to storing cookies on a user's browser:
An exception exists where the cookie is aostrictly necessarya for the provision of a service aoexplicitly requesteda by the user - so cookies can take a user from a product page to a checkout without the need for consent. Other cookies will require prior consent, though, and the law must be implemented in member states by May 2011.
So, how do you define...
We tried to get the combined GUADEC and aKademy conferences to Tampere in 2009, but a warmer place unfortunately won. However, we will be hosting this year's aKademy so at least KDE and Qt fans will get to enjoy this beautiful northern industrial city.
The main conference will be held at the Tampere University over the weekend, and then the remaining hackweek will be in the nice Demola facility in the Finlayson district. Expect great connectivity and close proximity to all Tampere nightlife.
[0:05] In this video I'm going to add a Google Sitemap to a Recite web site. This is simply a matter of adding a new web feed to the web site, and then adding a page that shows the feed.
[0:20] To start, let's add a new tab to manage feeds. Select "Feeds" then create that tab. Once this widget has loaded click "New Web Feed", and we're going to add it based on "Pages". There's other options for creating feeds, so if you want to make a blog then create an RSS feed you can do that. To keep it relatively...
Last time I already tried to prove PHP can do anything when it comes to network protocols by implementing a DNS server. This time I'm doing it again with a server-side implementation of the SSH2 protocol.
You probably know SSH at least by its name. It's a of secure telnet replacement which also allows many other things such as port forwarding, remote file management (with sftp) and more.
With PHP I could write a fully working SSH server in only 3 days. Of course I didn't implement every single extension...
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Marco Tabini has posted some of his thoughts about web application development, specifically in dealing with the creation of APIs for your site.Unfortunately, the vast majority of websites are still built with the old "web-only" approach in mind-which, in today's world, introduces by-design limitations in what your software can do. [...] To be sure, even if you - or, more likely, someone before you-has made the decision of designing "one big ball of code" from which you now have the unenviable task of...
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