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Gonzalo Ayuso: Combining Zend Framework2 and Symfony2 components with Composer to build PHP projects

Gonzalo Ayuso: Combining Zend Framework2 and Symfony2 components with Composer to build PHP projects
In his most recent post Gonzalo Ayuso shows you how to merge Zend Framework 2 and Symfony2 components into the same project using Composer.Zend Framework 2 is finally stable. I must admit that I'm not a big fan of ZF (or even Symfony2) as a full stack framework. I normally prefer to use micro frameworks, but those two frameworks (ZF2 and SF2) are great as component libraries. Today we are going to build a simple console application (using symfony/console component) to list the database tables (using...

Community News: All Your Base Conference - Databases for Web Developers

Community News: All Your Base Conference - Databases for Web Developers
John Wards passed along some information about an upcoming one-day conference happening in Oxford (UK) during the end of November (the 23rd), a conference aimed at developers but talking mostly about database both server and client-side - the All Your Base Conference.The All Your Base Conference is a database conference for web developers. It's a one day affordable, single track conference exploring noSQL, RDMS and client-side database solutions. There will be a keynote from the creator of MySQL Monty...

PHP7.com: Interview with Ian Barber, Developer Advocate with Google+

PHP7.com: Interview with Ian Barber, Developer Advocate with Google+
On php7.com today they've posted the latest in their series of PHP community interviews - this time it's a chat with Ian Barber, a developer advocate for Google+.In this edition I talked with Ian Barber @ianbarber who is a developer advocate for Google+. Ian has been working with PHP for Virgin in the UK and has an amazing run of experience in the PHP world; delivering presentations at a number of conferences - his recent talk entails "Building a Firehose" at [PHP Tek 12 @mtacon].In the interview Ian...

Evan Coury: Why Zend Framework

Evan Coury: Why Zend Framework
In response to a recent post from Fabien Potencier with some reasons to use the Symfony2 framework, Evan Coury has posted some of his thoughts on why to use the Zend Framework (now in v2 stable).Fabien Potencier just wrote an interesting post where he outlines what he believes to be the selling points of the Symfony project. First, let me point out that all of his points are 100% valid, and there's no doubt that Symfony is a great framework. I have great respect for Fabien and the Symfony project as a...

Fabien Potencier: Why Symfony?

Fabien Potencier: Why Symfony?
In this new post to his blog Fabien Potencier offers some of his own supporting reasons for choosing the Symfony framework over some of the other options out there, providing some of the "main selling points" it offers.I like to think that most popular frameworks are modular enough, fast enough, well-documented enough; they are using well-known design patterns. So, besides the buzzwords, what is unique to Symfony? Why would you want to use Symfony instead of Z? That's the question I'm going to answer in...

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 09.07.2012

Site News: Popular Posts for the Week of 09.07.2012
Popular posts from PHPDeveloper.org for the past week:Pivory.com: From Ajax to WebSocket with PHP, a Quick Example PHPMaster.com: The Importance of Code Review Reddit.com: PHP now, as an outdated developer DZone.com: Sencha Touch 2 Models - Loading And Saving Model Data Using a Proxy, PHP Example Web & PHP Magazine: Issue #6 Published - "Breaking New Ground" Justin Carmony: Refactoring or Rebuilding: Working with Legacy Code Pádraic Brady: PHP Security, Authorative Knowledge and Combining Forces...

Why Symfony?

Why Symfony?
Yesterday, Zend Framework 2.0 and Symfony 2.1 were released... almost at the same time. First, I want to congratulate the Zend Framework team for this huge milestone; I know that working on a new major version is no small task. And of course, people started to ask questions about these new versions and one of the most popular was: "Why would I choose framework X over framework Y?". As you can imagine, the answer is not that easy as each framework has its own specificities. I like to think that most...

PHPClasses.org: Lately in PHP, Episode 27 - Running PHP code with JavaScript and Python VM

PHPClasses.org: Lately in PHP, Episode 27 - Running PHP code with JavaScript and Python VM
PHPClasses.org has posted the latest episode of their "Lately in PHP" podcast series - Episode #27, "Running PHP code with JavaScript and Python VM".PHP applications popularity is so high that developers which prefer using other languages are trying to compile PHP code in languages like JavaScript and Python using new virtual machine projects. [...] They also cover the latest PHP releases and the new features planned for PHP 5.5, as well the new PHP elephant plush toys that were produced by the...

Zend Framework 2 Released! Modular, Modern, Stellar!

Zend Framework 2 Released! Modular, Modern, Stellar!
In 2005 we announced the Zend Framework project. A great framework was the missing link in moving PHP from departmental to strategic Enterprise adoption. We had already delivered on the other necessary Enterprise requirements incl. broad database support, strong OO, XML and Web Services in PHP 5 and standard tooling via the Eclipse eco-system. By delivering best-in-class best practices through a powerful application framework we knew we'd enable companies to scale-out their PHP development practices and...

PHPBuilder.com: Handling Hierarchical Data in MySQL and PHP

PHPBuilder.com: Handling Hierarchical Data in MySQL and PHP
On PHPBuilder.com today there's a new tutorial showing you a way to work with hierarchical data in MySQL from your PHP application in two different ways (methods).The hierarchical data structure is one of the most common data structures in programming. It represents a set of data where each item (except the root) has one parent node and one or more children nodes. Web programmers use hierarchical data for a number of applications, including content management systems, forum threads, mailing lists, and...

Lorna Mitchell: Do Open Source with Git and Github

Lorna Mitchell: Do Open Source with Git and Github
So you've been working on your own code for a while now but have been hearing about Github and how it makes it simple to contribute to other projects too. Maybe you haven't found the time to get into git and Github yet. Well, this new post (a reprinted article from php|architect) to Lorna Mitchell's blog will tell you all you need to know.Often I find absolutely competent programmers, who aren't involved in open source, either because they don't know how to approach a project, or because they just aren't...

On News Hijacking

On News Hijacking
My opinions are personal and do not reflect the opinions of any organization that I'm affiliated with. What happens when you post an announcement in the open source world? People get excited, they repost and they talk about it. What will these people do should multiple announcements hit the open source world? In my long experience running community projects, multiple news on the same topic dilute the reach of each and may cause confusion. When a news is immediately followed by another from a...

Community News: Zend Framework 2.0.0 STABLE Released!

Community News: Zend Framework 2.0.0 STABLE Released!
The Zend Framework is proud to announce the first stable release of the long awaited Zend Framework v2 codebase!The Zend Framework community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Zend Framework 2.0.0 STABLE! [...] Zend Framework 2 has been years in the making. Version 1.0.0 was released in July 2007 -- over 5 years ago! Since then, we've incrementally added features, building on the solid base we'd created.[...] It's not perfect. No software project is. But I think it's qualitatively...

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:DZone.com: CakePHP - Web Test Cases with SimpleTest Sameer Borate's Blog: Microsoft Bing Translation PHP wrapper PHPBuilder.com: PHP Simple HTML DOM Parser: Editing HTML Elements in PHP Decal CMS Blog: Testing your website before launching: how to let content drive design (Part 1) Community News: PHP version control to move to git Lukas Smith's Blog: Drupal using Symfony2 HttpFoundation is huge ServerGrove Blog: Deploying Symfony2 Projects...

Running PHP code with JavaScript and Python VM - Lately in PHP podcast episode 27

Running PHP code with JavaScript and Python VM - Lately in PHP podcast episode 27
Running PHP code with JavaScript and Python VM - Lately in PHP podcast episode 27 By Manuel Lemos PHP applications popularity is so high that developers which prefer using other languages are trying to compile PHP code in languages like JavaScript and Python using new virtual machine projects. That was one of the main topics discussed by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert in the episode 27 of the Lately in PHP podcast. They also cover the latest PHP releases and the new features planned for PHP 5.5, as...

International PHP Conference 2012

International PHP Conference 2012
The International PHP Conference (October 14-17th - Mainz, Germany) is a globally recognized event for PHP developers, web workers, IT managers and everyone interested in web technologies. Once again the conference will explore key topics and core technologies for developers and decision makers. It will be demonstrated how to scale your applications, explain the details of Continuous Integration or evaluate different approaches to NoSQL. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with...

PHPMaster.com: Patterns for Flexible View Handling, Part 2 - Using Decorators

PHPMaster.com: Patterns for Flexible View Handling, Part 2 - Using Decorators
PHPMaster.com has posted the second part in their series looking at design patterns in handling views in your framework of choice. In this new article they focus on the decorator pattern, using additional functionality to augment the results from the view being rendered.It's also feasible to manipulate views in fairly flexible fashion by appealing to the niceties of a few other patterns as well, including the rather underrated Decorators. If you're wondering in what parallel universe Decorators get along...

Reddit.com: What do you guys think of Laravel Framework?

Reddit.com: What do you guys think of Laravel Framework?
In this new post to Reddit, a poster asks for opinions on the Laravel framework:t seems to be the hot framework this year, straight out of the oven, and into the hands of many bloggers who religiously swear by it. I've been using it for a few weeks and have formed my own opinion on it.He lists some his own pros (easy to learn, good routing) and cons (still very news, smaller community and support sources) and asks for thoughts from other users of the framework. Comments include things like: One of the...

Supercharge your mobile development with BDD in the Cloud

Supercharge your mobile development with BDD in the Cloud
BDD stands for Behavior Driven Development and the idea is to test your application from end to end, like you would in a functional test but with tests that are written in human readable text. The problem of the usual functional testing is Javascript. You can easily test your API or webpage with PHPUnit but these tests will never execute any line of Javascript.A To solve this problem, you'll have to use quite a technology stack. At first it seems a bit overwhelming but after you set the whole thing up...

NetTuts.com: Dependency Injection: Huh?

NetTuts.com: Dependency Injection: Huh?
On NetTuts.com today there's a new tutorial introducing dependency injection and how it compares to other injection types (like setter and constructor). It shows how to apply the "Inversion of Control" methodology to create a container that can be reused across the entire application.Chances are, at some point in your learning, you've come across the term, "dependency injection." If you're still relatively early in your learning, you likely formed a confused expression and skipped over that part. Still,...

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